A Story Like the Wind by Gill Lewis

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A Story Like the Wind by Gill Lewis

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A beautifully illustrated story of freedom, music and seeking refuge.

Picked as the Times Book of the Week.
Hardback: 80 pages
Age 7+
Size: 21cm x 17cm


A small group of refugees is crowded on to a boat on the sea. They share their stories as the boat travels towards the dream of safety and freedom. One boy, Rami, has brought his violin, and his story of how the violin was invented, and of a stallion that could run like the wind, weaves through the other stories, bringing them all together into a celebration of hope and of the power of music and story. A very special, beautifully illustrated, fable for all who strive to understand, and to stand together with, those around them.

Gill Lewis is the multi-award-winning and best-selling author of novels such as Sky Hawk, White Dolphin, and Scarlet Ibis and A Story Like the Wind is her lyrical and unforgettable response to the refugee crisis, which will linger on in the mind long after reading. Beautiful charcoal illustrations from Jo Weaver give this book a very special feel and make it a perfect gift.

'Lewis writes a powerful story, an intelligent conversation between myth and crude reality that wakes you up with a cold splash' - The Saturday Times (picked as the Times Book of the Week)

'Gill Lewis’s brief but beautiful story is rich in wonder, as well as being a timely reminder of the refugee crisis that continues today.' – Book Trust

'The traditional tale of a boy and his much-loved stallion is one of courage, freedom and standing up against oppressors.' – Anne Thompson in The Bookbag

Hardback: 80 pages
Age 7+
Publisher: OUP Oxford (4 May 2017)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0192758958
Size: 21cm x 17cm
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ISBN 9780192758958
Values and causes Educational, New Internationalist


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