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The Red Pencil

By Andrea Davis Pinkney

  • Paperback
  • £6.99

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.

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.

Biographical Notes

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.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780316247825
  • Publication date: 26 Nov 2015
  • Page count: 192
  • Imprint: Little, Brown Young Readers US
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