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FORMAT: Hardcover PRICE: £9.99 PAGES: 112 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 09/05/2019 ISBN: 9781910959800


Shaun Tan

Otter-Barry Books

From all over the world, picture book illustrators sent original images and personal messages, in postcard form, for Migrations, an exhibition at the Biennial of Illustration, Bratislava, in 2017, curated by the University of Worcester's International Centre for the Picture Book in Society. Over fifty of the cards are reproduced in this very special book.

The book is divided into themes of Departures, Long Journeys, Arrivals and Hope for the Future.

The facsimile postcard text includes personal messages of hope from the illustrators, as well as quotes from writers including Emily Dickinson, WB Yeats, John Clare, Anita Desai and Robert Macfarlane.

Illustrators include Christopher Corr, Marie-Louise Gay, Piet Grobler, Petr Horacek, Isol, Jon Klassen, Neal Layton, PJ Lynch, Roger Mello, Jackie Morris, Jane Ray, Chris Riddell, Axel Scheffler and Shaun Tan.

Migrations carries a powerful message about human migration, showing how cultures, ideas and aspirations flow despite borders, barriers and bans.

Selling points

  • Introduction by Shaun Tan.
  • Endpapers designed by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane.
  • The Bibiana exhibition will tour the UK, South Africa, South Korea, USA, Australia.
  • A gift/memento book that transcends conventional classification.
  • Contributors' own notes and messages give the book a unique personal aspect.
  • All royalties will be shared between Amnesty International and IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People), who are supporting the project.
  • National Refugee Week 17-23 June 2019.


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