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How to Heal a Broken Wing

By Bob Graham
Illustrated by Bob Graham

A story of hope and compassion in a big city -- from Australian picture book master, Bob Graham.

In the busy city, no one sees the bird with a broken wing. No one, except a young boy named Will. With the help of his parents, Will takes the bird home to care for it. With rest, time, and a little hope, perhaps the bird will fly again.

  • This deceptively simple story is enhanced by the illustrations adding a strong visual literacy component, allowing young readers to interpret the story.
  • Keen eyed readers will be able to spot Graham's clever visual allusions.

About the author

Bob Graham, Australia's leading picture-book maker, has written and illustrated many children's picture books including "Oscar's Half Birthday", "Buffy" and "Let's Get a Pup". He won the 2000 Smarties Gold Medal for "Max", the 2003 Kate Greenaway Medal for "Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child" and the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award an unprecedented four times. His recent books include the early reader, "Jack's Little Party" and "My Dog, My Cat, My Mum and Me!" with Nigel Grey.

Review

"Children from as young as three will empathise with Will, while older children and adults can sharpen their visual literacy skills, noting the filmic techniques that inform and move readers of this perfectly designed and heart-warming book." Bookseller+Publisher

Awards

2008: Charlotte Zolotow Award, Highly Commended Selection

Charlotte Zolotow Award - Winner

2008: School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

School Library Journal Best Books of the Year - Winner

ISBN: 9781406307160
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: May 1, 2008
Dimensions: 207 x 300mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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