by Uri Shulevitz
When Uri Shulevitz was a boy, he and his family had to flee Poland and live as refugees in Kazakhstan. Sometimes they didn't have any food to eat. One night, his father brought home a big map from the market. Everyone was mad that he didn't bring home food, but soon young Uri became fascinated with the lands on the map. The different colors and strange sounding names awakened his imagination and made him forget the hard times in his real life. Evocative of other refugee stories, Uri's story is told in a way that young children will understand. His illustrations are bold and colorful.