The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
A Story Like The Wind
Publisher: Oxford University Press
A boy finds himself on a small dinghy with a group of people. They are fleeing a war and have paid an expensive fare to make this dangerous journey. When the boy realises he cannot share the food, as he has nothing to offer in return, he is encouraged to share music, for his sole possession is a violin.
The song he plays tells a story that enchants the passengers - and the bravery and hope they hear about gives them the strength to look forward to their freedom again.
Gill Lewis’s brief but beautiful story is rich in wonder, as well as being a timely reminder of the refugee crisis that continues today. Mixed with an exotic story of wild horses and a Dark Lord that rules a kingdom in peril, the boy’s story is sure to work its transportative charms on readers at home.
Unusual and memorable, with powerful illustrations.