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A Story Like the Wind

A beautifully illustrated story of freedom, music, and seeking refuge.

Author Gill Lewis and Illustrator Jo Weaver

Suitable for:  9+

Price:  £8.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-275895-8
Publication date: 04/05/2017
Hardback: 80 pages

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In a small boat spinning out on the sea sits a group of refugees, fleeing their war-stricken homes. They have nothing - except their memories, their stories, and their music. In this very special, lyrical fable, beautifully illustrated by Jo Weaver, Gill Lewis weaves an unforgettable tale of displacement, hope, and the search for freedom.

This page was last updated on 18 June 2017 at 04:30 GMT


  • "Lewis writes a powerful story, an intelligent conversation between myth and crude reality that wakes you up with a cold splash" - picked as the Times Book of the Week - The Saturday Times
  • "Resonant, compassionate and enriched by evocative monochrome images" - The Sunday Times
  • "We need stories to help children develop empathy for others, because it is our only hope to develop a caring a tolerant society of the future" - The Bookseller
  • "The illustrations are haunting and perfectly complient the text ... It eloquently celebrates our common hunmanity and nurtures the values of kindness, compassion and tolerance ... Absolutely beautiful in both appearance and content and highly recommended." - The Book Bag
  • "This affecting book deserves to be shared wideley and discussed anywhere people come together in groups" - Red Reading Hub
  • "A Story Like the Wind is utterly beautiful; the words and illustrations perfectly intertwining to create a celebration of love, life and hope" - The Book Activist
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