Book Review: The Journey

‘The Journey’ by Francesca Sanna

Three members of our Y5 & Y6 Book Club (Ruby, Charlie and Grace) have read ‘The Journey’ by Francesca Sanna.  Here’s their review:

‘We think that there is a lot of suspense in this interesting story and that the illustrations are imaginative.  Parts of the story are sad and very shocking.  It deals with serious, emotional issues – and some of the illustrations add to these feelings.  We think that the blackness in some of the pictures represents war.  At times the story is worrying and scary.  Part way through the story, we realised that there was going to be a solution to the problems that the characters were facing.  This part of the story was exciting – with excellent illustrations, particularly the library pictures.  We liked the way the author used repetition of words and mysterious, magical illustrations.  The story has a wondrous, joyful ending.’

‘We would recommend this book for age 7+.  It’s an emotional story, but the way that it’s written is amazing. 

It’s very interesting and it fills your mind with wonder.’

‘The Journey’ by Francesca Sanna is one of the shortlisted books for the 2017 Kate Greenaway Medal.