Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey



Join Margriet Ruurs on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2:30 – 4:30, at the Central Branch of the Victoria Library, Community Room, 735 Broughton Street to celebrate with her as she launches her latest picture book:

A Refugee Family’s Journey.

The book is published by Orca Book Publishers and illustrated by Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr, who works on the beach in Syria with rocks.

Come see his amazing art as Margriet gives a brief on the making of the book.

Proceeds of the book benefit refugee organizations.

Tea & cookies will be served.

And check out the book trailer:


About Lee Edward Fodi

I'm a children's author, illustrator, and educator—or, as I like to think of myself, a daydreaming expert. When I'm not daydreaming myself, I teach kids how to do it. Yes, they might seem pretty good at it already, but in my experience, most of them haven't learned yet how to put it to good use. I'm the creator of the Kendra Kandlestar series and have illustrated books for other authors.
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One Response to Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey

  1. Caroline Woodward says:

    Dear Margriet and fellow CWILLs,
    I just read the Quill & Quire (October) article about the making of this book, which has two photos of the stone-work illustrations. These simply have to be seen. Just amazing, so pure. The fact that Margriet wouldn’t give up until she found Nizar Ali Badr, the Syrian artist, and is donating all her royalties and that Orca, with extra thanks to Bob Tyrrell, is donating a dollar for every one of these books to refugees is just so inspiring. Not to mention the fact that the book will be bilingual, English and Arabic. Awesome. An overused word but so apt in this case!
    But enough adjectives. I’m ordering my copy right now from Munro’s as I cannot, sadly, physically attend the launch in Victoria.
    Many congratulations to author, artist and publisher and sincere thanks for creating this extra-special book,

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