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Finding Papa

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This poignant and lyrical debut picture book based on the author’s own experience and illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Thi Bui follows young Mai and her mother’s perilous journey from Vietnam to America to find Papa—who left ahead of them to start a better life for their family.

No one can make Mai laugh like her Papa! She loves playing their favorite game—the crocodile chomp chomp! But then Papa leaves Vietnam in search of a new home for their family in America and Mai misses him very much.

Until one day, Mama and Mai pack a small bag and say goodbye to the only home Mai has ever known. And so begins Mai and Mama’s long, perilous journey by foot and by boat, through dangers and darkness, to find Papa.

Finding Papa reminds us that love and courage can stretch an ocean and that nothing can keep us apart from those we care about.

A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD GOLD STANDARD SELECTION!

ISBN-13: 9780063060968

Media Type: Hardcover

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Date: 02-07-2023

Pages: 40

Product Dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

Angela Pham Krans is a children's book author who enjoys writing anywhere with access to Cuban coffee or chocolate croissants. When Angela was finally reunited with her Papa, she did not recognize him with his bushy mustache. But Papa won her over with plenty of toys and treats! Angela lives in Atlanta with her husband and two rambunctious dogs. You can connect with her at www.angelakrans.com. Thi Bui is a cartoonist, an educator, a mom, and a restless explorer. Best known for her bestselling graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do, she has also illustrated the children's books Chicken of the Sea and A Different Pond, for which she won a Caldecott Honor. You can find her work and interviews at www.thibui.com.