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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

Mirror by Jeannie Baker

Two diverse cultures, countries and families are linked with warmth and charm in this two-in-one picture book.

This innovative picture book comprises two stories designed to be read simultaneously – one from the left, the other from the right. Page by page, we experience a day in the lives of two boys and their families. An Australian family, whose way of life strikes a familiar chord, and a family from a far away country with a way of life that differs more than one can imagine. As we read we discover the simple truth that despite these differences we are all the same. We are the mirror of each other.

This is another fantastic book from the same author who created Where the Forest Meets the Sea, Hidden ForestWindow and Belonging. Jeanie’s idea for this book was to tell the story of two boys living in different parts of the world, one living in big city Australia, the other in the Moroccan desert. At the start of the story they appear to be living completely different lives without much in common but both have family, friends and are part of a community. Their lives really mirror each other!

Once again Jeanie has created this stunning book by using collages made up of natural and articfical materials which have been photographed and appear side by side in the wonderful book

A series of stunning collages tell the story from either end, one in English, the other Arabic, until they meet in the middle.

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August 11, 2011 - Posted by | Family/Relationships, Shortlisted Books |

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