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“An absolutely beautiful story that penetrates the heart and seeds hope when there is little of it.” –Kirkus Reviews

The Day War Came

Written by Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Rebecca Cobb
Published by Candlewick Press (MA)

Imagine if, on an ordinary day, after a morning of studying tadpoles and drawing birds at school, war came to your town and turned it to rubble. Imagine if you lost everything and everyone, and you had to make a dangerous journey all alone. Imagine that there was no welcome at the end, and no room for you to even take a seat at school. And then a child, just like you, gave you something ordinary but so very, very precious. In lyrical, deeply affecting language, Nicola Davies’s text combines with Rebecca Cobb’s expressive illustrations to evoke the experience of a child who sees war take away all that she knows.

Primary ISBN: 9781536201734

Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 07 or older

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Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee

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