The Little Refugee by Anh Do and Suzanne Do

Last year Anh Do, one of Australia’s best-loved comedians – instantly recognisable by that wide ear-to-ear grin – released his autobiography, The Happiest Refugee. In it he told the inspiring story of his family’s perilous journey by boat from war-ravaged Vietnam to the safe haven of Australia, where, despite great hardship, they were able to build a new life. The book went on to receive much acclaim, and won the Indie Book of the Year 2011. Now he has written a simplified version of his story for younger readers, without losing any of the suspense, warmth and flashes of humour of the original. The Little Refugee is an uplifting tale of survival and hope, evocatively illustrated by Bruce Whatley. If you need any further reason to buy this book, bear in mind that Anh and Suzanne Do are donating 100% of the profits from the book to a charity which looks after poor and disabled children in Vietnam. Truly a book worthy of a place on your child’s bookshelf! Hardback, $25

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