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Letters to a Prisoner (Hardcover)

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Without using words, this book points to the profound power of human connection in the most trying of circumstances. A beautiful ode to hope and love, Letters to a Prisoner is bound to be cherished by those of all ages. Stephanie's Staff Pick, November 2017

— From Stephanie

Description


Told entirely through illustrations, Letters to a Prisoner is a wordless story about the power of hope and the written word. Inspired by Amnesty International's letter-writing campaigns to help free people who have been jailed for expressing their opinion, the book tells the story of a man who is arrested during a peaceful protest. In solitary confinement, he begins to despair--until a bird delivers a letter of support written by somebody outside the prison. Every day more missives arrive until the prisoner escapes his fate on wings made of letters.

Simple illustrations convey plenty of rich symbolism to provoke thought and discussion. A letter from the author provides more information about Amnesty International's Write for Rights campaign.

About the Author


JACQUES GOLDSTYN has earned a high profile in Quebec- and French-language media as an illustrator and political cartoonist. He is a regular contributor to Les Debrouillards and has twice won Le Grand Prix du Journalisme Independant for editorial illustration.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781771472517
ISBN-10: 1771472510
Publisher: Owlkids
Publication Date: September 15th, 2017
Pages: 48
Language: English