Dreams of Freedom

Dreams of Freedom by Amnesty International

Format: Hardback, 48 Pages
ISBN: 9781847804532
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I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter… I have taken a moment to rest, but I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities.” Nelson Mandela

If you are tired, keep going. If you are scared, keep going. If you are hungry, keep going. If you want to taste freedom, keep going.” Harriet Tubman

This inspirational book, following We Are All Born Free, contains 17 quotations about many different aspects of freedom, from the freedom to have an education to that not to be hurt or tortured, the freedom to have a home and the freedom to be yourself. All the chosen quotations are in simple words that can be understood by young children.

Authors of the quotations include: Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, Anne Frank, the Dalai Lama, Aung San Suu Kyi and Malala Yousafzai.

The book is illustrated by internationally acclaimed and award-winning illustrators, including Alexis Deacon, Chris Riddell, Ros Asquith, Jackie Morris and Shirin Adl from the UK, Barroux from France, Roger Mello from Brazil, Birgitta Sif from Iceland, aboriginal artist Sally Morgan from Australia and Mordicai Gerstein from the USA. The cover is illustrated by best-selling author/illustrator Oliver Jeffers. 

"There is much here to inspire children and adults, and many complex issues and emotions to discuss."

"The succinct text for each statement is profound in its brevity and this is an artform that can be explored in its own right."

"This book has a powerful message to be explored with young children and it is done in a uniquely sensitive way."

"This is a tremendous and moving book … It is a most inspiring read and what impresses one is the sense the book gives of there being many different versions of freedom – it is not, ever, just another word for nothing left to lose."

Highlight of the Children's Buyer's Guide

"Seventeen inspirational quotes   about freedom, illustrated by acclaimed names."

"A stunning book, brimming with inspirational quotes coupled with a range of stunning and poignant illustrations, what’ s not to love?...It colourfully captures the meaning behind this incredibly hard hitting set of quotations and highlights the many facets of freedom."

Recommended in the Between the Covers column

"Besotted"

"Utterly mesmerising quotes coupled with truly luxurious and involving illustrations. Once again, a book that belongs on every child's bookshelf."

Selected as a Book We Love

"The wealth of diversity - from the experiences relayed in the quotes from the freedom champions, to the spreads they come in - make this book a priceless gem."

"Children’ s literature can highlight important ideas, as ‘ Dreams of Freedom’ illustrates… One to buy and keep."

"This book has a powerful message to be explored with young children and it is done in a uniquely sensitive way."

"The succinct text for each statement is profound in its brevity and this is an artform that can be explored in its own right."

"There is much here to inspire children and adults, and many complex issues and emotions to discuss."

May 11, 2016
The Wonder Garden, published by Wide-Eyed Editions, was the winner of the Non-Fiction 7-11 category in The English Association's Picture Book Awards for the best books of 2015. Read More.
April 13, 2016
Eight of the 14 children's titles shortlisted for the 2016 English 4-11 Picture Book Awards for the best children's picture books published in the UK are titles published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books and Wide Eyed Editions, imprints of the Quarto Publishing Group. Read More.
February 17, 2016
Creaturepedia, Dreams of Freedom, and Thank You, Jackson have been named to the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) 2016 Outstanding International Books honor list. USBBY has selected an honor list of international books for young people since 2006. The Outstanding International Books (OIB) committee is charged with selecting international books that are deemed most outstanding of those published during the calendar year. Read More.
February 5, 2016
Four Quarto Children's titles have been named to the 2016 National Council for Social Studies and Children's Book Council Notable Social Studies Books for Young People List. The honored titles are The 50 States and Atlas of Adventures, from Wide Eyed Editions, and Dreams of Freedom and The Crow's Tale, from Frances Lincoln Children's Books. Read More.