Suri's Wall

Suri s Wall Eva squeezed Suri s hand What s there What can you see What can I see Suri looked out over the wall Oh it s beautiful let me tell you all about it A moving tale of the power of the human spirit brou

  • Title: Suri's Wall
  • Author: Lucy Estella Matt Ottley
  • ISBN: 9780670077755
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Eva squeezed Suri s hand What s there What can you see What can I see Suri looked out over the wall Oh, it s beautiful, let me tell you all about it A moving tale of the power of the human spirit brought alive by Lucy Estela and award winning illustrator Matt Ottley.

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    1. This is the second top-notch 2015 picture book from Penguin Australia that I have read this yeard it's only February. This story is quite subtle, but profound, beautiful, and multi faceted. However, I don't think every child would understand it. I would describe this book as being about friendship, caring for others, the power of imagination, and finding the positives in any challenging situation. The blurb describes it as "a moving tale of the power of the human spirit". True too. The illustrat [...]

    2. This is an incredibly powerful book. I went into the book knowing very little about it. I had not even read the blurb. And I think that was the best way to read it. So, if you want to go and find a copy, snuggle down, enjoy the story and then come back and read my review, go ahead. I'll wait.Suri's Wall has been nominated for CBCA's Book of the Year in 2016, and for very good reason. It is a particularly powerful and moving story. It speaks volumes and yet is gentle and quiet in conveying a mess [...]

    3. Suri was tall for her age. The other children kept away from her. They were afraid of her. She was lonely. Only the wall she walked along was warm to her touch.Then one day, she reached for the wall above her. She realised she was tall enough to see over it. She cried first. Would she ever stop growing? Then the other children asked her what she could see.'What can I see?' Suri looked out over the wall. 'Oh, its beautiful, let me tell you all about it.'I love the way the story goes on in illustr [...]

    4. 'Suri's Wall' is my first picture book in a LONG time! I have honestly forgotten how good they were! How moving and engaging some are!This is a fun fact about this picture book: It's YOUNG ADULT!! Did you guys hear that! I, for one, never knew they existed! And I never knew that there could be picture books for an audience older than children!*quietly squealing with excitement*What I absolutely loved about 'Suri's Wall' was the drawings I honestly only picked this book up because the front cover [...]

    5. This is a thoughtful book which I imagine will provoke some interesting discussions. Suri is taller than the other children - different - and this makes for a lonely life. She and the children live behind a wall. What's on the other side of the wall? Why are the children living there? What does Suri find out? What stories does she choose to tell? Why do we tell stories? This was shortlisted for the Children's Book of the Year Awards and the Queensland Literary Awards. If you are looking for a bo [...]

    6. This is easily one of the best books I've read in a long time. And although it's quite a heavy story in some ways, my daughter adores it as well. Lucy's story is so tender and uplifting, matched so well with Matt's stunning illustrations. It's no surprise I see this book on shelves almost every bookshop I visit. I love that there is a story for kids about children living behind a wall, forced to access the power of their inner resources.

    7. One of may war books this Book Week. In this case it is a view of children in war as well as a personal story about fitting in and using your imagination to make the world a better place. Lots of themes but beautiful images as usual from Matt Ottley.

    8. I really love this picture story book. There are powerful messages portrayed and the illustrations only enhance the story further. Cannot wait to read this to my students this week.

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