Sunday, May 6, 2012

Top ten books that take you travelling

Sita Brahmachari's first novel, Artichoke Hearts won the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2011, was chosen for The Book Trust's Booked Up scheme, and nominated for the Carnegie Prize 2012. Her second novel, Jasmine Skies was published in March 2012.

One of her top ten books that take you travelling, as told to the Guardian:
The Arrival by Shaun Tan

This wonderful graphic novel encapsulates the epic emotions that go into leaving the land of your birth behind. The man in the hat in The Arrival has to leave his family and migrate across the vast ocean and sky to find himself in a strange new city full of peculiar animals, a foreign language, food and culture. The extraordinary sepia images of flight, changing seasons, representations of fear and loneliness, as well as friendship, make this book of pictures speak louder than words.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue