Book Review | The Journey by Francesca Sanna

The Journey is an illustrated story of emigration resulting from war based on the author’s interviews with families. The tale begins with a family of four, but after the father is lost to the war, it follows the mother and two children as they flee their country. They travel for a long time, through various landscapes using several methods of transit.

This book is beautifully illustrated and tells an intriguing tale. The long voyage of the family allows for the author’s illustrative talents to really shine. The text is easy to understand and mostly simplified with an appropriate amount on each page. The target audience is primary school aged children 3-7 years, but the subject matter may require further digestion. It would be a great starting point for a conversation with kids about migration of people or effects of war. Check it out from a library near you!

I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to the author for participating in the giveaway.


About amy de simone
Amy is an active volunteer, traveler and photographer. She is interested in art, libraries, museums and nonprofits. She holds an M.A. in Library & Information Studies and a B.A. in Italian Language & Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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