Escape: One Day We Had To Run by Ming & Wah
Throughout history, ordinary people have been forced to leave their families and homes because of war, famine, slavery, intolerance, economic and political upheaval, or climate change. These remarkable true stories of escape show how courageous people all around the world have overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their flight to freedom.
‘CLING. Don’t let go. Hold tight. Never give up. FLY. Rev up. Lift off. Soar. PEDAL. Set off. Cycle. Pedal for your life.’
Escape: One Day We Had To Run by Ming & Wah, is a series of remarkable true stories of courage from around the world, helping children develop empathy and understanding of the adversities people face for freedom and safety. Beautifully written by Ming and Wah Chen, these captivating stories are perfectly complimented by the illustrations by Carmen Vela.
Ming and Wah Chen are identical twins who love history, plucky heroes, and anything by Agatha Christie. Graduates of Harvard and Columbia Universities respectively, they have previously published two children's books and live in Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
Carmen Vela is an independent art director, designer and illustrator from Spain. For over a decade she has been living between Hong Kong, Brooklyn, and Europe, fueled by her love of books, paper and stories.
Author: Ming & Wah
Illustration: Carmen Vela
Age: 7+ years
32 pages - Hardback
Printed on FSC certified paper with non petroleum based inks
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