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Idriss and His Marble

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

When war threatens their home, Idriss and his mother must flee. He clutches his lucky charm—a single marble—throughout their journey, walking over hazardous terrain, crawling under barbed wire, and sailing on a fragile little boat. Will the marble’s luck help them avoid capture and bring them to the safety of a new world? A heartfelt tale exploring the perilous path refugees often walk to find a new home and the hope it takes to get them there.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Category Diversity
Copyright 2019
Publisher Kane Press
Imprint StarBerry Books — Kane Press
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2019-09-03
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV030010, JUV013000, JUV039250
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 11 x 8.5
Lexile 580
Guided Reading Level P
Features Original artwork and Reviewed



“Poignant, beautiful, and timely . . .”—Booklist

Publishers Weekly

“Readers will quickly grasp how caring for his precious possession is what sustains [Idriss] in his flight across borders.”—Publishers Weekly

Author: René Gouichoux

René Gouichoux is a teacher and lives in Brittany, France. He wrote his first children's book in 1988 and has since written nearly 70 books.

Illustrator: Zaü

Zaü published his first illustrated book in 1966 and has since illustrated many books for children. In 2011, he received the Grand Prix of Illustration for his work on Mandela, l'Africain Multicolore. He lives in France.