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Created: 20th February, 2018

A Story Like the Wind

Author: Gill Lewis
Illustrator: Jo Weaver
Publisher: Oxford University Press

A group of people are floating across the sea in a small boat. We don’t know where they have come from or where they are going to, only that they are in a similar situation to many refugees, past and present. Several of them have food to distribute but all the boy Rami has to share is the music from his violin, the most important thing he could bring with him because it carries his soul. It turns out to be the most precious gift of all as he uses it to accompany a significant story which resonates with all as they drift across the sea. The poetic text ebbs and flows over the two tone illustrations which are an integral part of the storytelling and reflect the blue of the ocean and the night sky.