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The Red Pencil

The Red Pencil (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Pinkney, Andrea Davis
Illustrated by Evans, Shane W.

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Andrea Pinkney's lyrical verse and Shane Evans' evocative illustrations combine in a powerful story of one girl's triumphant journey inspired by true tales of life in Sudan.

ISBN 9780316247825
Barcode 9780316247825
Published 23 February 2016 by Little, Brown
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780316247825
ISBN-10 0316247820
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Little, Brown
Imprint Little, Brown Young Readers
Publication Date 23 February 2016
International Publication Date 3 November 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Pinkney, Andrea Davis
Illustrated by Evans, Shane W.
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Suicide, Death & Bereavement
English Literature: Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 191mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 276g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Sudan - Fiction, Novels in verse, Sudan, Blacks - Sudan, Refugees - Education
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 581871

Description of this Book

The powerful story of one girl's triumphant journey, inspired by true tales of life in Sudan -- now in paperback.Life in Amira's peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when Janjaweed attackers arrive, unleashing unspeakable horrors. After losing nearly everything, Amira needs to find the strength to make the long journey on foot to safety at a refugee camp. She begins to lose hope, until the gift of a simple red pencil opens her mind -- and all kinds of possibilities.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review * Amira's thoughts and drawings are vividly brought to life through Pinkney's lyrical verse and Evans's lucid line illustrations, which infuse the narrative with emotional intensity.... An essential purchase. School Library Journal
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Andrea Davis Pinkney is the bestselling and award-winning author of many books for children, includingBird in a Box, Sit -In, Hand in Hand, and Martin & Mahalia. She was was recently awarded a Coretta Scott King author award and chosen to deliver the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture, recognizing her contributions to the children's book community. Shane W. Evans is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including the Coretta Scott King award winner Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom.

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