Dreams of Freedom: Amnesty International

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 the freedom not to be hurt or tortured, the freedom to have a home and the freedom to be yourself. All the quotations have been chosen to be understood and appreciated by children.

'Frances Lincoln Books have published an absolutely astonishing book in conjunction with Amnesty International. Leaping straight out at you courtesy of its cover by superstar children's author / illustrator Oliver Jeffers, the book celebrates and explores what freedom means. Inspirational quotes on the subject of freedom from such luminaries as Nelson Mandela, Anne Frank and Harriet Tubman are fused with astonishing new illustrations from the creme de la creme of children's illustration. New works from artists such as Chris Riddell, Alexis Deacon, Jackie Morris, Barroux and Ros Asquith amongst others feature in this utter treasure.' - Read it Daddy

Hardback. Dimensions: 27.5 x 24 cm. 48 Pages. Age 6+

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Praise for Dreams of Freedom

Amnesty's latest children's book combines the words of human rights heroes such as Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, Anne Frank, Chief Standing Bear, Malala Yousafzai and Aung San Suu Kyi with beautiful illustrations from international artists including Oliver Jeffers and Chris Riddell. This inspirational book empowers children across the world to explore our hard-won rights and understand how precious they are. It follows on from Amnesty's award-winning We Are All Born Free. 'A tremendous and moving book in which illustrators, including Chris Riddell, Ros Asquith, Roger Mello from Brazil, Jackie Morris and Australian Sally Morgan, accompany marvelously diverse and thought-provoking quotations about freedom. 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. Jackie Morris has drawn a songbird in a gilded cage with a tigerish cat breathing through its golden bars to illustrate Nadia Anjuman’s cry: “Oh, I will love the day when I break out of this cage, Escape this solitary exile and sing wildly.” (Suitable for all ages and every household.)’ - The Observer,


12 April 2015 'A kaleidoscopic vision of what a just world might look like.' - Publishers Weekly


'An essential book that not only introduces children to the importance of human rights, freedom, and the history of these concepts, but also to a wonderful variety of illustrations. 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.' - Book Trust in 'Books we love for March'


'A stunning book, brimming with inspirational quotes coupled with a range of stunning and poignant illustrations, what’s not to love? ... We love the cover by Oliver Jeffers. It colourfully captures the meaning behind this incredibly hard hitting set of quotations and highlights the many facets of freedom.' - Picture Book Blogger


‘Following on from the superb We Are All Born Free, comes this equally significant and thought-provoking book... This inspirational book, following We Are All Born Free, contains 17 quotations about many different aspects of freedom...The widely differing styles make for a fascinating book. All royalties from both books will go to Amnesty International, so show your support by buying these important and worthwhile books.’ - Parents in Touch


‘An essential book that not only introduces children to the importance of human rights, freedom, and the history of these concepts, but also to a wonderful variety of illustrations. 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.’ - Book Trust


'Powerful and moving, this collection of some of the most famous quotes about freedom including the words of Aung San Suu Kyi and Nelson Mandela make thoughtful statements about the global fight for human rights. Illustrators including Chris Riddell, Oliver Jeffers and Shane Evans have contributed stunning illustrations capturing the different ways of being free.' - Julia Eccleshare, Love Reading 4 Kids


‘It would be hard to find anybody, young or old, not enchanted by this pocket-sized book.’ Booktrust


'Frances Lincoln Books have published an absolutely astonishing book in conjunction with Amnesty International. Leaping straight out at you courtesy of its cover by superstar children's author / illustrator Oliver Jeffers, the book celebrates and explores what freedom means. Inspirational quotes on the subject of freedom from such luminaries as Nelson Mandela, Anne Frank and Harriet Tubman are fused with astonishing new illustrations from the creme de la creme of children's illustration. New works from artists such as Chris Riddell, Alexis Deacon, Jackie Morris, Barroux and Ros Asquith amongst others feature in this utter treasure.' - Read it Daddy



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Hardback: 48 pages
Dimensions: 27.5 x 24 cm
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books (5 Mar. 2015)
Age range: 6+
ISBN: 9781847804532

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Code BDRFR
ISBN 9781847804532
Supplier Frances Lincoln
Ethics Amnesty Branded

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