On the Move: Home Is Where You Find It (Hardcover)

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By Michael Rosen, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
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In a masterful new collaboration, personal poems and poignant art illuminate the experience of refugees and immigrants everywhere.

That’s why
it can happen again.
It does happen again.
It has happened again.

Some of Michael Rosen’s relatives were lost before he was born, in the Holocaust. First, he wondered about them. And he wrote poems. Next, he searched for their stories. And he wrote poems. Then he found their stories. And he wrote poems. Now, in a companion book to The Missing: The True Story of My Family in World War II, Michael Rosen has brought together forty-nine of his most powerful poems, exploring the themes of migration and displacement through the lens of his childhood in the shadow of World War II, the lives of his relatives during that war, and migration, refugees, and displacement today and tomorrow, here, there, and everywhere. Throughout, atmospheric watercolors from master illustrator Quentin Blake evoke the hardship, exhaustion, isolation, and companionship of being on the move. At once intimate and universal, On the Move probes the power of art to adapt, bear witness, and heal.

About the Author

Michael Rosen is the internationally acclaimed author of The Missing: The True Story of My Family in World War II and Michael Rosen's Sad Book, both illustrated by Quentin Blake, and many other books. A former British Children’s Laureate, he lives in London.

Sir Quentin Blake has illustrated more than 250 books by writers from Roald Dahl to Michael Rosen, in addition to his own picture books. In 1999, Sir Quentin Blake became the first British Children's Laureate. He lives in London.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781536218107
ISBN-10: 1536218103
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: January 4th, 2022
Pages: 144
Language: English