The Island

The Island

Book - 2007
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Poignant and chilling, this allegory is an astonishing, powerful, and timely story about refugees, xenophobia, racism, multiculturalism, social politics, and human rights. When the people of an island find a man sitting on their shore, they immediately reject him because he is different. Fearful to the point of delusional paranoia, the islanders lock him in a goat pen, refuse him work, and feed him scraps they would normally feed a pig. As their fears progress into hatred, they force him into the sea. The charcoal illustrations complement the sparse and beautifully understated narrative.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2007.
ISBN: 9781741752663
1741752663
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,32 cm.

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Aug 26, 2011

This award winning picture book for all ages deals with powerful themes of prejudice, racism and human rights. When a man is washed up on an island, its inhabitants are fearful and reject him because he is different.

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