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A Long Way Home

by Jean Little, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard

tagged: emigration & immigration, butterflies, moths & caterpillars, friendship
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A warm story about friendship and migration from the incomparable Jean Little.

 

Jane and Maya are very different. Maya is a quiet girl and a refugee, new to this country, while chatty and outgoing Jane has lived in the same place her whole life. The girls become instant friends. When they learn about endangered species in school, they decide to do their own small part to help by supporting migrating monarch butterflies.

Together they plant a milkweed garden to feed and shelter the tiny creatures, then watch in amazement as a monarch hatches and grows before leaving on the long journey to Mexico. After all the butterflies have departed, Maya shares her own migration story — her family’s long journey to Canada. Maya wishes the monarchs safety in their new home too.

In her heartwarming final story, Jean Little weaves a simple tale of childhood curiosity into larger themes of immigration, friendship and the wonder of the natural world.

A true gift of a story from a Canadian treasure.

 

About the Authors

Jean Little

Born in Taiwan, celebrated children's author Jean Little (1932-2020) grew up in Ontario and graduated from the University of Toronto with an honors degree in English. A Member of the Order of Canada, Little received six honorary degrees and was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages and have won numerous awards, including a Canada Council Children's Literature Award (now known as the Governor General's Literary Award); a CLA Book of the Year; the Little, Brown Children's Book Award; the Vicky Metcalf Award and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award honor book.

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Gabrielle Grimard dessine depuis qu’elle est petite. Sa passion pour le dessin et la peinture l’a menée à poursuivre ses études en beaux-arts à l’Université Concordia et en enseignement des arts à l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Elle entreprend une carrière en illustration jeunesse après la naissance de son premier enfant. Elle a notamment réalisé les illustrations de The Library Bus, qui lui ont valu d’être finaliste à un Prix littéraire du Gouverneur général, ainsi que de Stolen Words, ouvrage qui a reçu plusieurs distinctions : un des meilleurs albums de l’année selon Bank Street College et Kirkus, et le prix Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz de littérature jeunesse, catégorie album. Gabrielle vit à Waterville, au Québec, avec sa famille.

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