Lubna and Pebble
Rock solid friend!
Lubna, a little girl, and her father left their homeland and arrived by boat in a foreign land. Having left everything behind, Lubna felt lonely in the new place. However, she was fortunate enough to find a pebble, which made her feel safe when she held it. The following day, she found a felt pen in her tent and used it to draw a smiley face on the pebble. She greeted the pebble and spoke to it often, sharing stories about her day. Eventually, she met Amir, a newcomer to the world of tents. What came afterward is a story of kindness!
We picked this book for its cover. Upon arrival as a refugee, a little girl searches for comfort and finds it in the first thing she encounters. Despite her difficult situation, she shows kindness to another little boy who arrives at the tents after her. The vibrant illustrations brought the storytelling to life.
Wendy Meddour’s book, Lubna and Pebble, features the beautiful illustrations of Daniel Egnéus, which vividly depict the story of a refugee child and her remarkable resilience and compassion. The book’s child-friendly writing style makes it easy for young readers to comprehend and empathize with the main character’s experiences.
Originally published: 2019
Author: Wendy Meddour
Illustrations: Daniel Egnéus
Rating basis (of 5.0): Story (5.0), Characters (5.0), Writing Style (5.0), Illustrations (4.5), Cover (4.5) & Ease (4.5)
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