Ships in the Field – Gervay, Susanne

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Ships in the Field


Gervay, Susanne


Pignataro, Anna


Ford St

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The author is a Hungarian refugee, and the illustrator is an Italian migrant. Together they are inspired to convey a very young girl’s naïve point of view as she reflects on her parents’ experiences who grew up in the ‘old country’ before it was ‘broken’. Few details are given but she reveals a strong empathy for her parents. This is a simple picture book story giving opportunities for discussion about adjusting to a new country and a new life.

Key Concepts

Cross cultural relations, Family, Hope, Refugees, Resilience


Early childhood, Primary


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