Written by Marie-Louise Gay
Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
Published by Groundwood Books
Mustafa and his family traveled a long way to reach their new home. Some nights Mustafa dreams about the country he used to live in, and he wakes up not knowing where he is. Then his mother takes him out to the balcony to see the moon — the same moon as in their old country. In the park, Mustafa sees ants and caterpillars and bees — they are the same, too. He encounters a “girl-with-a-cat,” who says something in a language that he can’t understand. He watches an old lady feeding birds and other children playing, but he is always looking in from the outside and he feels that he is invisible. But one day, the girl-with-the-cat beckons to him, and Mustafa begins to become part of his new world
Primary ISBN: 9781773061382
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 05 or older
Community Represented: Afghan/Afghan American, Syrian/Syrian American, Unspecified (Middle Eastern), Unspecified (South Asian)
Themes: Canadian Connection, Educator Resource, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Family Relationship: Parents, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim, Welcoming by Individual, Welcoming Library Selection
Setting: American, Canadian, or European City
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant
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