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Digital Subscriptions > Quill & Quire > June 2017 > Nothing but blue skies

Nothing but blue skies

Veronika Martenova Charles transforms her immigration to a new country into a fairy tale, complete with happily ever after


The Land Beyond the Wall: An Immigration Story

Veronika Martenova Charles

Nimbus Publishing, Ages 4-8

GIVEN THE abundance of stories about refugees and immigration released over the last couple of years, it might seem that Toronto author illustrator Veronika Martenova Charles’s latest picture book is simply another among the throng. But The Land Beyond the Wall is something different: a very personal, fairytale tinged story based in part on the author’s own experience of coming to Canada as a teen.

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