When a new family moves in next door, Joe's mum explains that they are asylum seekers. Joe hears that they are silence seekers, especially as Mum adds that they need peace and quiet. When he sees a young boy from the family sitting disconsolately on the steps, Joe decides to help him find a quiet place in the noisy and chaotic city.
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"Explores the vibrancy and diversity of city life through gritty, yet child-friendly illustrations that are beautifully atmospheric and evocative" ( Booktrust Best Book Guide)
"Pearce's manga-style art shows grungy urban scenes honestly" ( Publishers Weekly)
"An original and thought-provoking story that explores the issue of asylum seekers in a truly engaging way" ( Child Education Plus)
"A touching book" (Alison Walsh Independent on Sunday)
"Beautifully illustrated by Carl Pearce, with a resonating message that will encourage children to want to ask questions" ( Bournemouth Daily Echo)
Ben has been teaching for 10 years and has worked all over the world, from Poland to Borneo, China to Islington. He is now living and working in Singapore and feels like staying put for a while at least.
He is married to Heloise, a designer, and has a daughter, Lyra, with another one on the way. He loves football, snakes and going on adventures. The Silence Seeker is his first book for children... but, hopefully,not his last.
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Description du livre Transworld Publishers, 2009. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P11184853003X