We are delighted to share our next shortlisted book, a beautiful book written by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, and illustrated by Giovanni Rigano, Illegal.

Ebo: Alone

His sister left months ago. Now his brother has disappeared too, and Ebo knows it can only be to make the hazardous journey to Europe.

Ebo’s epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea.  But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life.

From now, we will always keep the moon on the left to guide us.
If we don’t fight and tip over then soon we will reach our new home.
People are rich there and will be ready to give us blankets and food.
We have a long way to go.
This is the beginning.