Me and my fear / Francesca Sanna.

By: Sanna, Francesca [author,, illustrator.]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: Italian Edition: First editionDescription: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781911171539; 1911171534Subject(s): Fear -- Juvenile fiction | Emotions -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Picture books for children | Children's storiesGenre/Form: Children's stories.DDC classification: 823/.92 | [E] LOC classification: PR9160.9.S26 | M42 2018PZ7.1.S3553 | M3 2018Other classification: JUV039250 | JUV039050 | JUV039090 Awards: School Library Journal Best Books 2018.Summary: When a young girl has to move countries and start at a new school, her fear tells her to be alone and afraid. How can she hope to make friends if she doesn't understand anyone? Surely no one else feels the same way... From the award-winning author and illustrator of The Journey, this insightful and delicately told story shows that we can all find friendship and comfort when we share our fears. -- From page 4 of cover.
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When a young girl has to move countries and start at a new school, her fear tells her to be alone and afraid. How can she hope to make friends if she doesn't understand anyone? Surely no one else feels the same way... From the award-winning author and illustrator of The Journey, this insightful and delicately told story shows that we can all find friendship and comfort when we share our fears. -- From page 4 of cover.

School Library Journal Best Books 2018.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-A young girl has always lived with her "tiny friend called Fear"-depicted in Sanna's expressive illustrations as a small, shy-looking white blob-a constant companion who has always looked after her and kept her safe. However, since the child's arrival in a new country, "Fear isn't so little anymore." In fact, Fear grows large enough to fill a room and begins to dominate every aspect of her life. Fear doesn't want the child to go to school, becomes angry when the teacher mispronounces her name, and keeps her isolated from the other students at recess. In the artwork, Fear, now-giant sized and smug-looking, wraps herself around the child and holds her tight, a marshmallow buffer between the girl and the rest of the world. "I feel more and more lonely every day. Fear says it's because no one likes me. Well, I don't like it here." Everything changes when a boy reaches out a hand in friendship, and reveals that he too has "a secret fear"-in fact, everyone does. The pastel-hue illustrations provide visual representation of an abstract concept and facilitate understanding and discussion. Authentic and immediate, the first-person narration draws in readers and reveals just how easily fear can become overwhelming and isolating, but can also be controlled when feelings are shared and through comfort found in friendship. -VERDICT Like Sanna's The Journey, this book about an immigrant's experiences tackles a tough topic with honesty, empathy, and a sense of hopefulness. A must-purchase.-Joy Fleishhacker, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Francesca Sanna is an Italian illustrator and graphic designer based in Switzerland. She graduated in 2015 from the Lucerne School of Art and Design with a Master of Design with focus on Illustration. Her first book, The Journey, was endorsed by Amnesty International, and garnered many awards and much acclaim.

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