The Resource The paper boat, Thao Lam

The paper boat, Thao Lam

Label
The paper boat
Title
The paper boat
Statement of responsibility
Thao Lam
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
New from Thao Lam, the award-winning author of picture books My Cat Looks Like My Dad, Wallpaper, and Skunk on a String, comes a personal story inspired by her family's refugee journey. In The Paper Boat, Thao's signature collage art tells the wordless story of one family's escape from Vietnam-a journey intertwined with an ant colony's parallel narrative. At her home in Vietnam, a girl rescues ants from the sugar water set out to trap them. Later, when the girl's family flees war-torn Vietnam, ants lead them through the moonlit jungle to the boat that will take them to safety. Before boarding, the girl folds a paper boat from a bun wrapper and drops it into the water, and the ants climb on. Their perilous journey, besieged by punishing weather, predatory birds, and dehydration, before reaching a new beginning, mirrors the family's own. Impressionistic collages and a moving, Own Voices narrative make this a one-of-a-kind tale of courage, resilience, and hope
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • School Library Journal Best Picture Books, 2020.
  • USBBY Outstanding International Books, 2021
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10912893
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lam, Thao
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Refugees
  • Boats and boating
  • Paper toys
  • Families
  • Ocean travel
  • Ants
  • Stories without words
Target audience
primary
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a refugee story
Label
The paper boat, Thao Lam
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A refugee story"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781771473637
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2019956952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1131689156
  • on1131689156
  • OCoLC
Label
The paper boat, Thao Lam
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A refugee story"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781771473637
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2019956952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1131689156
  • on1131689156
  • OCoLC

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