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The Garden of Inside-Outside by Chira Mezzalama and Regis Lejoonc

SKU 00076
In stock
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A beautifully illustrated story set in Iran, published by Book Island books.

This book is a tall thin hardback which works brilliantly with the graphic-novel like illustrations which tell the story.

It focuses a young girl who is the Italian Ambassadors daughter in Tehran in Iran in 1980, during period war and unrest. The girl is allowed to play in the large garden of her house but she is not allowed outside the garden. There is a great contract of colour between the blues and greens of the garden and the red and black of the outside which convey powerful emotions.

One day the girl meets a boy who has climbed into the garden from the outside. Then later in the story the two children exchange a t-shirt and little model cat with each other, in a touching display of connection.

There is much to explore and revisit in this beautifully told story, perfect for UKS2 and KS3. Highly recommend for 9 to 89 year olds.

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