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لو كنت طائراً

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Language: 
Title in English: 
If I was a bird
Author: 
Fatima Sharafeddine
Illustrator: 
Amal Karzaï
Illustrations: 
Colour
Place of publication: 
Sharjah
Publisher: 
Kalimat
Year of publication: 
2009
Pages: 
24 p.
Size: 
21 x 23 cm
ISBN: 
978-9948-15-145-6
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A boy remembers the house he has had to leave: the garden where he used to play, his bedroom, his bed, his toys. The soldiers came and now his family live on the other side of the wall, in a cheerless, unfinished housing estate. Other people are happy now in the house that he loved. The spare poetic text movingly tells the story from the boy’s perspective. Through subtle variations in tone and light, the watercolour illustrations contrast life on each side of the wall. And the book ends hopefully: ‘We will go back some day’.