|Author:||Francesca Sanna (Illustrator)|
PUBLICATION JULY 2016
Shortlisted for Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 and Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Illustrated Books 2017 and Klaus Flugge Prize 2017.
"A book that explores the heart wrenching need to abandon one's home amid war." -"US News World Report"
Francesca is an Italian illustrator and graphic designer based in Switzerland. After she finished her studies In Caligari, the main city of her beloved Mediterranean island (Sardinia) she said goodbye to her family and her cat (Berta) and moved to Germany before and Switzerland after, in order to follow her dream and be able to work as an illustrator. She graduated in 2015 from the Lucerne School of Art and Design with a Master of Design, focusing on Illustration. "The Journey" is her first picture book.