Far from Home: A Story of Loss, Refuge, and Hope

Far from Home: A Story of Loss, Refuge, and Hope


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ECPA 2020 Christian Book Award Finalist!

Woken in the middle of the night, a young boy knows that what he fears has come to pass: he and his family must begin their long journey away from everything he’s ever known. When he meets a kind lady at a bus station, she tells him the story of another boy who had to go on a hard journey, but who grew up to save the whole world.

Far From Home is a simple but multi-layered refugee story (drawing directly from headlines) that will help children understand the world around them and remind them that they are not alone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496436733
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 10/08/2019
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

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This used to be my room. My bed was right here, with my blanket and my pillow and Rabbit. I was sleeping here in my bed when I woke up in the middle of the night and heard grown-ups talking.

"We need to go to a new country," they said. "It's not safe here anymore."

"Wake up," Daddy said. "We have something to tell you." I pretended I was still sleeping. "I know you're awake," Mama said. I can never fool her.

I opened one eye. Mama and Daddy tried to smile. "I don't think I want to hear what you're going to say," I said. I was right.

"We have to leave home," Daddy said. "For how long?" I asked. "A long time," Mama said. "Maybe forever."

"Are Grandma and Grandpa and all my friends coming?" I asked. "Not now," Daddy said. "Maybe later." Mama and Daddy tried to tell me why, but nothing they said made any sense.

These used to be my toys. Cars and planes and my helicopter. Elephant and Lion and Bear—and, of course, Rabbit.

"You can only take one toy," Mama said. "Choose your favorite." They were all my favorites. I chose Rabbit, because I'd had him the longest.


Excerpted from "Far from Home"
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Copyright © 2019 Sarah Parker Rubio.
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What People are Saying About This

Amy Parker

A must-read for any child in today’s diverse and ever-changing world.

Mike Nawrocki

A fresh and inspired perspective on the refugee . . . that will resonate with kids.

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