An unforgettable story about the power of friendship
WENDY MEDDOUR is the author and illustrator of A Hen in the Wardrobe which won the John C Laurence Award for writing that improves relations between races. It was also shortlisted for the BranfordBoase Award for an outstanding first novel. Wendy was brought up in Aberystwyth and spent many years teaching English at Oxford University. She is also the author of the bestselling Wendy Quill books and writes and paints from her home in Wiltshire. DANIEL EGNEUS is a multiple award-winning artist known for his rich, magical and vibrant illustration style. He has successfully collaborated with writers such as Neil Gaiman on his American Gods quartet, as well as regularly illlustrating for fashion labels such as Chanel.
`This warm and touching picturebook, about a child's kindness to another, features children who have crossed a sea from a war to live in a world of tents. Evocative drawings express sadness and hope.' One to Watch Out For in the Sunday Times `This tender, understated story honours the emotional resilience of young people.' Horn Book Magazine `A true celebration of the endless creativity and resilience of children.' Kirkus Reviews `Spacious, soaring spreads by Egneus add flashes of imaginative escape to the poignant story by Meddour.' Publishers Weekly `The story has an ageless emotional heart, really, with lovely illustrations, told in a way easily understood by children.' Families Glasgow