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    The Colour of Home (Paperback) By (author) Mary Hoffman, Illustrated by Karin Littlewood

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    DescriptionHassan feels out of place in a new cold, grey country. At school, he paints a picture showing his colourful Somalian home, covered with the harsh colours of war from which his family has fled. He tells his teacher about their voyage from Mogadishu to Mombasa, then to the refugee camp and on to England. But gradually things change. When Hassan's parents put up his next picture on the wall, Hassan notices the maroon prayer mat, a bright green cushion and his sister Naima's pink dress - the new colours of home.


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    Title
    The Colour of Home
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Hoffman, Illustrated by Karin Littlewood
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 208 mm
    Height: 264 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 160 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780711219915
    ISBN 10: 0711219915
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC E4L: PER
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: YBC, YNM
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AG
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    BIC E4L: NF5+
    DC22: 823
    Libri: B-131
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12000
    BIC subject category V2: YXN
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039120, JNF038000, JUV000000
    BIC subject category V2: 5AG
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YBC, YNM, YXN
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5AG
    BIC E4L: N5, YPE
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
    Publication date
    01 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mary Hoffman has written over 90 books for children, that range from picture books to novels. Amazing Grace, first published in 1991, was commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal and has since become a modern classic. Together with its sequels, Grace and Family and Princess Grace, and the storybooks Starring Grace, Encore Grace and Bravo, Grace, it has sold around 1.5 million copies. Mary has also written the hugely successful Great Big Book of Families, illustrated by Ros Asquith, which is now in 15 editions worldwide. Her other books for Frances Lincoln include The Colour of Home, Kings and Queens of the Bible and An Angel Just Like Me. She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and three Burmese cats, and has three grown-up children, all working in the arts. To visit Mary Hoffman's website click here To read an interview with Mary Hoffman click here Karin Littlewood studied Graphic Design at the University of Northumbria, followed by an MA in illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has worked in editorial, packaging, design and advertising, as well as publishing. Her work has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal three times.
    Review quote
    This is a warm, ultimately hopeful story about the world of a refugee child, and the compassion and understanding shown to him by his teachers and schoolmates. The Ultimate First Book Guide This book was published three years ago in 2002, but it is quite simply a masterpiece of the picture-book form and cannot be recommended too often or too highly. Mary Hoffman's beautiful and sensitively told story concerns Hassan from Somalia, whose very real tale is trapped inside him with no way to be let out. The manner in which a picture has to be done in class and the revelations it causes is heartrending. Be warned, experience the book alone first before sharing it with youngsters. Many teachers and librarians have found themselves reduced to tears when first meeting the words and pictures here. Boys into Books 5-11 Riveting Reads A thoughtful text and pictures which show the contrasts in his life vividly trace Hassan's journey towards integration as he gradually leaves behind the violence he has escaped from and begins to embrace his new world. Book Ahead 0-7