Refuge

by Anne Booth and Sam Usher

A donkey narrates this spare, eloquent story of a man, a woman, a baby born in Bethlehem,... read more

A donkey narrates this spare, eloquent story of a man, a woman, a baby born in Bethlehem, and what happened next. Shepherds came, followed by kings. But after the visitors left, the man dreamed of danger, and it was time to go. “And we set off … hoping for the kindness of strangers. Again.” They travel through shepherds’ fields, and across a desert landscape. They rest. They journey on. “And we entered into Egypt … and we found refuge.” Soft washes and a subdued palette add to grace of a book that emphasizes kindness, compassion, and connections. (The UN Refugee Agency will benefit from the sale of each copy.) (Ages 4–8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2017

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