Mustafa / Marie-Louise Gay.

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  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      Summary: After leaving his war-torn country with his family, Mustafa visits a park near his new home and finds beautiful flowers, lady bugs, fall leaves, and finally, a friend.
    • ISBN:
      9781773061382
      1773061380
    • Accession Number:
      on1046677020
      1046677020
    • Accession Number:
      fay.578721
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GAY, M.-L. Mustafa. [s. l.]: Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, 2018. ISBN 9781773061382. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.578721. Acesso em: 20 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Gay M-L. Mustafa. Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press; 2018. Accessed October 20, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.578721
    • APA:
      Gay, M.-L. (2018). Mustafa. Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Gay, Marie-Louise. 2018. Mustafa. Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.578721.
    • Harvard:
      Gay, M.-L. (2018) Mustafa. Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.578721 (Accessed: 20 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Gay, M-L 2018, Mustafa, Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, viewed 20 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Gay, Marie-Louise. Mustafa. Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.578721.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Gay, Marie-Louise. Mustafa. Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.578721.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Gay M-L. Mustafa [Internet]. Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press; 2018 [cited 2020 Oct 20]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.578721

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 June #1

Gay's latest picture book opens with a vast landscape peopled with tiny figures who carry bundles and board a small boat to a city in the distance. Nonspecific references to old and new countries identify Mustafa and his family as immigrants, and his dreams and drawings suggest that they left because of war. Small details provide contrast between the two places. Mustafa enjoys the green space of a park, where he is amazed to see an old woman scatter crumbs for birds: there was no food to spare before. Mustafa finds comfort in noticing the moon, ants, caterpillars, and bees look the same in both places. With people, though, Mustafa feels invisible. One day a girl in the park offers him a welcome, and over time the two learn to communicate with their drawings. A variety of media, including watercolor, ink, colored pencil, and crayon, are used to produce nuanced illustrations depicting changing seasons and shifting perspectives. Perfectly pitched to help young children explore empathy in a thoughtful, nonthreatening manner. Grades K-3. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Spring

Refugee Mustafa, who has traveled "a very, very long way" to live in a new country, shows signs of trauma: dreams of "smoke and fire and loud noises" wake him; he hides when he meets someone new. Finally, Mustafa meets a kindred spirit when a girl invites him to feed fish in a koi pond. The touching book ends with a satisfying feeling, reinforced by exuberant mixed-media illustrations. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2018 #5

In this touching picture book, a boy travels "a very, very long way" to live in a new country. While it's never explicitly stated, visual clues indicate that he's a Syrian refugee (his mother wears a headscarf, and shoes are left outside the front door—an Arab custom). Mustafa shows signs of trauma. Dreams of "smoke and fire and loud noises" wake him; he hides when he meets someone new; and during his daily trips to the park he picks up a stick and draws scenes from his former life: "He draws the house he used to live in. He draws clouds of smoke and fire. He draws broken trees." A silent observer who is never noticed by others, Mustafa asks his mother, "Am I invisible?" Finally, one girl coaxes Mustafa out of his isolation by inviting him to feed fish in a koi pond. The book ends with a satisfying feeling that this fish-out-of-water may have found a kindred spirit with whom to connect. The exuberant, colorful watercolor, ink, colored-pencil, crayon, and collage illustrations lighten the story considerably but shift to moments of contemplation in Mustafa's renderings of war and despair. This nuanced book shows the necessity of friendship for those who carry unseen emotional scars from war. julie hakim azzam Copyright 2018 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.