Farrar, Straus & Giroux
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A 2009 Caldecott Honor Book (his fourth), Uri Shulevitz's wise, beautifully drawn tale is also his most personal. "We traveled far, far east," he writes, "to another country, where summers were hot and winters cold, to a city of houses made of clay, straw, and camel dung, surrounded by dusty steppes, burned by the sun. In this story, drawing on his childhood memories of World War II, Shulevitz shows how a map, and imagination, took a little boy far away from the hungry and misery of exile in Kazakhstan. Dedicated to the memory of his father (who brought back the map one day from the market, rather than a crust of bread).