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Letters to a prisoner /

by Goldstyn, Jacques [author,]; Keenlyside, Angela [translator.]; Amnesty International.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Toronto, ON : Owlkids Books Inc., 2017.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9781771472517; 1771472510.Language note: Translated from the French.Uniform titles: Prisonnier sans frontières. English.Subject(s): Prisoners -- Juvenile fiction | Political prisoners -- Juvenile fiction | Letter writing -- Juvenile fiction | Stories without words | Picture books | Letters -- Fiction | Prisoners -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION / Law & Crime | JUVENILE FICTION / Politics & Government | JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings | JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Values & Virtues | Fiction | Graphic novels | Juvenile works | Graphic novels | Graphic novelsSummary: Told entirely through illustrations, Letters to a Prisoner is a wordless story about the power of hope and the written word.
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Told entirely through illustrations, Letters to a Prisoner is a wordless story about the power of hope and the written word. Inspired by Amnesty International's letter-writing campaigns to help free people who have been jailed for expressing their opinion, the book tells the story of a man who is arrested during a peaceful protest. In solitary confinement, he begins to despair--until a bird delivers a letter of support written by somebody outside the prison. Every day more missives arrive until the prisoner escapes his fate on wings made of letters.<br> <br> Simple illustrations convey plenty of rich symbolism to provoke thought and discussion. A letter from the author provides more information about Amnesty International's Write for Rights campaign.

Translation of: Le prisonnier sans frontières.

Translated from the French.

Told entirely through illustrations, Letters to a Prisoner is a wordless story about the power of hope and the written word.

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Horn Book Review

A peaceful protestor is jailed. When the guard burns the letters the man receives by bird, the traveling smoke becomes an international call to action. All this is relayed without words in poignant, sketchlike line and wash illustrations that appear to have been executed with fervor; an appended note cites inspiration from Amnesty International's letter-writing campaign for the wrongly imprisoned. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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