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My Two Blankets

In this stunning multicultural picture book illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medalist Freya Blackwood, a young girl has moved to a new country with her auntie, and misses all she's ever known. Everything in her new country feels so strange: the animals, the plants--even the wind. To comfort herself, she creates a safe place under her old blanket, which is made out of memories, thoughts, and reminders of home. After meeting a new friend in the park, the girl begins to weave a new blanket--one made of friendship, new words, and a renewed sense of belonging. It's very different from the old blanket, but it eventually becomes just as warm and familiar--and one to share with her new friend.

An emotional and heart-warming story about two children from diverse backgrounds coming together to become new friends.

Review:

"Loneliness, cultural displacement, tentative friendship, and an explosion of sharing and kindness are accessible even to very young readers." —Kirkus

"With its bold visual metaphors, "My Two Blankets" ingeniously captures a child's efforts to weave the old with the new." - New York Times Book Review

"The blanket metaphor is powerful, and the way that sounds are depicted through shape and line works well." - School Library Journal

"The illustrations, a combination of watercolour and oils, heighten the effect of the thought-provoking story. Just the right format for children to think about immigrants and friendship." - Booklist

Award

  • Winner of the 2015 Children's Book Council Award for Picture Books.

Author Bio:

Irena Kobold has been a teacher and writer in the Northern Territory. She has a Master's degree in Russian.

Illustrator Bio:

Freya Blackwood is a multi-award winning illustrator and a rising star in the Australian and international children's book scene.

My Two Blankets

Author: Irena Kobald

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