illustrated by Bruce Whatley
After Australian comedian Anh Do told his story about being a refugee in his award-winning memoir, The Happiest Refugee, he received many requests for a children’s version. This is the inspiring result.
Anh nearly didn’t make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. Anh’s life in Australia also started off badly as he was a small boy who didn’t speak English. But he never stopped smiling and went on to achieve his dreams.
The Little Refugee is illustrated by Bruce Whatley, who created the beloved illustrations in Jackie French’s Diary Of A Wombat.
Anh is donating his book royalties to charity.
- Children’s Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children’s Books: Information Books
- Children’s Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children’s Books: Picture Books