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Finland Picture Books

We Had to Leave

Sanna Pelliccioni

Finland Picture Books

We Had to Leave

Sanna Pelliccioni

Author

Sanna Pelliccioni (1976) studied art, illustration and graphic design in Italy and Finland. She is an illustrator and author of children’s literature, especially picture books. She creates illustrations using different techniques, with her favourites being collage and mixed technique in recent years. Her books have been translated into seven languages. She lives and works in Helsinki.

Overview

Through illustrations, the book tells the story of a family who had to flee from war and seek a new safe home; it shows their long journey, crossing the sea, arranging documents, and getting asylum – so, unlike many other stories, it is filled with hope for a better future and a new life. Delicately expressive drawings allow the story of the book to be told in many ways, with many narrators.

 

Sanna Pelliccioni, writer, Finland, talks about the Europe Readr project

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