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Based on real events, this is the moving story of a little refugee girl's brave journey across the sea to make a new life, far from home. This lyrical story is accompanied by stunning illustrations by the acclaimed Robert Ingpen.

Ziba came on a boat. A soggy old fishing boat that creaked and moaned as it rose and fell, rose and fell across an endless sea . . .

Based on real events, Ziba Came on a Boat is the moving story of a little girl whose family has lost almost everything. This beautiful picture book takes us on her brave journey to make a new life, far from home.

'This tender story of hope is timeless.' The Sunday Age

Reviews

'This tender story of hope is timeless.' – The Sunday Age

PRH, PRH

'Ziba Came on a Boat uses powerful words and the sweeping accompaniment of Ingpen's drawings to impart its message of tragedy, courage and hope.' - The West Australian

PRH, PRH

'It's difficult to know what to praise first: Liz Lofthouse's compelling, elegantly pared back tale about a young refugee, or Robert Ingpen's hauntingly beautiful illustrations.' - The Sunday Age

PRH, PRH

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143505518

    July 25, 2012

    Picture Puffin (AU YR)

    32 pages

    RRP $14.99

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