From Far Away

  • Title: From Far Away
  • Author: Robert Munsch Michael Martchenko Saoussan Askar
  • ISBN: 9781550373967
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Paperback
  • From Far Away Saoussan tells the true story of her family s flight from war ridden Lebanon She wrote a letter to Robert Munsch and together they made her letter into this book
    Saoussan tells the true story of her family s flight from war ridden Lebanon She wrote a letter to Robert Munsch, and together they made her letter into this book.

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    About Robert Munsch Michael Martchenko Saoussan Askar


    1. Robert Munsch was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania He graduated from Fordham University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and from Boston University in 1971 with a Master of Arts degree in anthropology.He studied to become a Jesuit priest, but decided he would rather work with children after jobs at orphanages and daycare centers In 1973, he received a Master of Education in Child Studies from Tufts University In 1975 he moved to Canada to work at the preschool at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario He also taught in the Department of Family Studies at the University of Guelph as a lecturer and as an assistant professor In Guelph he was encouraged to publish the many stories he made up for the children he worked with.Munsch s wife delivered two stillborn babies in 1979 and 1980 Out of the tragedy, he produced one of his best known books, Love You Forever This book was listed fourth on the 2001 Publishers Weekly All Time Best selling Children s Books list for paperbacks at 6,970,000 copies not including the 1,049,000 hardcover copies The Munsches have since become adoptive parents of Julie, Andrew and Tyya see them all in Something Good Munsch has obsessive compulsive disorder and has also suffered from manic depression In August 2008, Munsch suffered a stroke that affected his ability to speak in normal sentences He has recovered enough that he is able to perform live, but has put his writing career on hold until he is fully recovered.


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    1. 3.5 starsI don't like the device of making this story a letter to someone else. But I did like the honest depiction of the difficulty of moving to the Western World (in this case, Canada) from an area that is so violent and different. This is one that could be used with a unit on current events in the classroom. Interesting story, fairly well done.

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    2. On my quest to read all the Munsch books, I discovered this great little book about being an immigrant to Canada from a war-torn country. Musch collects stories from all over, and Saoussan's tale about her first experiences in a Canadian school (trying to understand washroom rules, trying to understand Hallowe'en) gives insight into what it is like to deal with an entirely new culture.

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    3. Not a story you'd expect to find in a picture book: it's based on a real letter Munsch received from a Canadian refugee girl. Makes me cry every time.

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    4. This story is derived from a letter written by a young girl in second grade. She moved to Canada and writes about all of her difficulties she crosses when trying to fit into a new life. She explains them as 'funny' things that happen to her. When Saoussan (the young girl) came, the other students made it clear that she was very different -- she overcomes this and becomes quite the talker. She tells several stories in this book, like her first Halloween. I believe this book is a wonderful source [...]

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    5. Saoussan and her family moved to Canada after their home was bombed. She was afraid of wars and shooting. She didn't understand the new customs and language. She was afraid of paper skeletons and wanted to go home, but her father told her this was her new home. Soon she learned enough English to make new friends and then became one of the best readers and writers in the class.

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    6. Incredible book for this day and age and would pair nicely with Alan Gratz's Refugee. This book is good for many things including teaching empathy, understanding another perspective, friendship and the challenges of relocating and fitting in. The only thing I didn't love about the book was the repeated phrase of they're shooting at us. Because of that I wouldn't use it with a very young audience.

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    7. I enjoyed the honest depiction and truth found in Saoussan Askar's culture shock and coping with the change that took place for her. It's a good conversation starter for introducing other points of view to elementary age children.

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    8. Reprint: Askar wrote a letter to children's book author and illustrator. Together they turned it into this picture book that portrays the plight of refugees as they acclimatize to their new country.

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    9. Saoussan use to live in a nice place but then a war started. She narrates and tell us her story.When her family home was bombed, her father decided to come to Canada and get things ready for his family to follow. He sent the plane tickets and it took them two days of travel to get here. Poor Saoussan had air sickness the entire time.She went to school but didn't know English. One day she went out into the hallway of the school to go to the washroom but she was greeted by a skeleton. She thought [...]

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    10. This was about a family in the middle east and the war was ruining there life so they moved to Canada and told about the struggle going on in a new place.

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    11. It's a nice idea--sharing experiences a kid goes through when moving to a new country, but I didn't really enjoy the story.

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