Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award 2009. A story of hope and compassion in a big city - from Australian picture book master, Bob Graham.
What the Kate Greenaway Award judges said:
'A beautifully understated book which makes fantastic use of perspective and of a simple but highly expressive line to convey the emotions of the story. Ideal for sharing with the non-reading child, it has a filmic quality as Graham pans in and out of this delightful tale.'
When Will helps an injured bird, he learns that a little kindness can go a long way.
No one in the busy city sees the bird lying on the pavement, its wing broken - no one but a small boy called Will. He and his mum carry it home and, with time, rest, and a little bit of hope, the wing mends... and they set the bird free to soar over the city once more.
This is a paperback edition of a magical story, endorsed by Amnesty International UK. It is a poetic picture book full of hope and tenderness, from a multi-award-winning creator.
'Simply magical'. Junior on Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child.
|Publication date:||1st March 2010|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Year Groups:||Early Years|
Winner of the Kate Greenaway and Smarties Gold Medals and the Australian Children’s Book of the Year Award an unprecedented three times, Bob Graham has written and illustrated many acclaimed children’s books, including How to Heal a Broken Wing and Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child. Bob Graham lives in Victoria, Australia, with his wife, Carolyn, a printmaker who makes landscapes out of lino and wood. They have two grown-up children, Naomi, a musician and refugee worker living in London, and Peter, an artist in Melbourne making big, beautiful, ethereal paintings in oil. They have two grandchildren, ...More About Bob Graham