Retells the stories of refugee children from Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia and how they came to be refugees.
These children had lost their families and their homes, and had to make difficult journeys to reach the safety of the refugee camps in Kenya.
It is in these camps that the author met these children and persuaded them to tell their stories.
Some children found it easier to recount fairy stories from their homelands, some of which appear in the book, others found it easier to express themselves in paintings.The children's stories and paintings are set against background information about Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia which helps to explain why these countries have produced refugees.
Maps are included to show the routes taken by the refugees.
In addition, the roles of the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees and the Save the Children Fund are outlined.
Teacher notes suggest ways in which the book may be used in class.