A girl finds a bright spot in a dark world. A boy leads a strange, lost creature home. And a group of peaceful creatures loses their home to cruel invaders. Three stories, written and illustrated by Shaun Tan, about how we lose and find what matters most to us.
10-year-old Hà flees with her mother and three older brothers from war-torn Vietnam to the U.S. Written in accessible, short free-verse poems, the book is based on Lai’s personal experience, powerfully capturing a child-refugee’s struggle with rare honesty.