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King of the Sky

King of the Sky

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Evans on train trips, releasing the pigeons at various stations along the line to let them race back home, taking them a little farther each time. Your selection was perfect for our children and what really made the difference was your ability to engage with each child, discuss their interests and help them to choose a suitable book based on your extensive knowledge of the books you were selling. The illustrations all look like pastel drawings and they depict the dark and gloomy atmosphere of the mining town (a place that didn’t feel like home to the boy) very well.

That he somehow finds comfort in the fact that the pigeons find home from 1200 miles away and he can't is a little odd for me.

King of the Sky, is a beautiful, moving, story that fits this world perfectly, with immigration being high in this country.

The illustrations are very pale and faded to suggest that the boy is working out where he fits in, symbolising his journey between his two different homes. I sat beside y friend’s bed, and told him that perhaps the sunlight and the fountains and the vanilla smell of ice cream from a thousand gelaterie had made our pigeon want to stay. His King of the Sky — a soaring alter ego for the displaced boy trying to make a home in a new land, trying to fathom the depth and meaning of belonging. The softness of the images match with the general slightly sombre tone of the book, but they get more colourful and bright towards the end when the boy finally feels his own sense of belonging.

It allows children to feel empathy for those people who move to a strange country and may not speak the native language of. It is my consolation when I see what greets me in the mirror each morning, people won’t remember what car I drove or what I wear - they will only remember how I made them feel. This book is wonderfully illustrated by Laura Carlin; the faded and smudged pictures made me think of lazy days. A melancholy but uplifting meditation on migration […] Laura Carlin’s blurry, Lowry-esque illustrations capture the sensitive power of Davies’s text.

It was such a heart-warming story; the themes of friendship and loneliness are accessible not only for children but for people of all ages which makes the book really universal. It is about memories of war and conflict, the settling of a newcomer in a town, as well as old age, and ultimately hope and friendship. The boy is lonely and everywhere he looks around him makes him feel like he doesn’t belong in this country. It's important to remember that not all immigrants come from poor countries, that anyone might come here looking for a better life, and feel alienated and lonely.The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. It's just my personal opinion but this book wouldn't have stood out for me to read when I was younger. I don't mind the message in this book at all, I think it's very relevant to our times and as the daughter of immigrants I feel it needs to be told. Some of my personal favourite lines include 'little houses huddled on the humpbacked hills,' and 'finding his direction from the sun and the force that guides a compass needle. With little connection to where he used to live, the child is lost and uncertain, only feeling that he belongs at the small reminders of his previous country.



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  • EAN: 764486781913
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