How to Heal a Broken Wing

Written by Bob Graham

Illustrated by Bob Graham

Early Years

LoveReading View on How to Heal a Broken Wing

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.'

How to Heal a Broken Wing Synopsis

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.

How to Heal a Broken Wing Press Reviews

'Simply magical'. Junior on Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406325492
Publication date: 1st March 2010
Author: Bob Graham
Illustrator: Bob Graham
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 40 pages
Year Groups: Early Years

About Bob Graham

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, ...

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