HMH Books for Young Readers The Suitcase
HMH Books for Young Readers The Suitcase

The Suitcase

By Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

$17.99

Publication Date: September 29, 2020

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Ages 4 to 7, Grades P to 3

A powerful story about immigration, trust, and new beginnings, full of heart and humanity, for anyone who has ever felt unwelcome or out of place. Perfect for fans of Allen Say, Francesca Sanna, and Yuyi Morales.

When a weary stranger arrives one day, with only a suitcase, everyone is full of questions:

Why is he here?

Where has he come from?

And just what is in that suitcase?

To learn the answers, they can either trust the newcomer or discover what they risk by not believing him.

A story about hope and kindness, truth and perception—and most importantly, about how we treat those in need.

"At a time when over 65 million people are forcibly displaced around the world, this beautifully illustrated and wise, gentle tale of tolerance and kindness for fellow humans resonates deeply. I hope all parents share The Suitcase with their children." - Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner

"A simple, powerful way to introduce the idea of kindness to strangers to young children" - Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo

About the Author

Chris Naylor-Ballesteros is a picture book creator who lives in France.

Website: chrisnaylorballesteros.com

Twitter: @Chris_Naylor_B

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Length: 32 pages

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: September 29, 2020

ISBN: 9780358329602

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