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From Far Away

by Robert Munsch & Saoussan Askar
illustrated by Michael Martchenko

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middle east
list price: $7.95
published: 1995
publisher: Annick Press
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"Dear Reading Buddy,

My teacher suggested that I write to you.

I will tell you about myself.

My name is Saoussan. I am seven years old and I am in grade two now.

I come from far away."

Saoussan tells the true story of her family’s flight from war-ridden Lebanon. She wrote a letter to Robert Munsch, and together they made her letter into this book.

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Editorial Review

“... takes on a difficult theme and communicates it effectively on a child’s level. A good choice for classes discussing the immigrant experience.” —School Library Journal

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About the Authors

Robert Munsch

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Michael Martchenko

Michael Martchenko is the award-winning illustrator of the Classic Munsch series and many other beloved children's books. He was born north of Paris, France, and moved to Canada when he was seven. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Patricia.

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Saoussan Askar

Saoussan Askar was born in Lebanon during the civil war, and immigrated with her family to Toronto in 1989. From Far Away was first published when she was in grade five.

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