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A Bus Called Heaven

By Bob Graham
Illustrated by Bob Graham

One morning it appeared, out of nowhere, sitting right outside Stella's house – a broken, old bus. On the front of it, held up with packing tape, is a hand-painted sign that says, "Heaven". Heaven is endorsed by Amnesty International UK.

How did it get there? everyone wonders ... but no one knows. Then, out from the shadows steps Stella, normally so shy. She climbs onto the bus and, in a moment, sees everything that it could become: "This bus could be ours," she says. And so, the lonely old bus – with the help of some colourful graffiti – becomes a hub of activity! People come together to hold meetings, play games and share stories; sparrows nest where the engine used to be and snails make their little homes under the tyres. But one day a tow truck arrives and threatens to take away not just the bus, but everything that everyone has worked so hard to create. Can Stella save the day?

  • A Bus Called Heaven won the CBCA 2012 Picture Book of the Year award.
  • A Bus Called Heaven was short-listed for the 2011 WA Premier's Awards.
  • A Bus Called Heaven is endorsed by Amnesty International.

About the author

Bob Graham has written and illustrated many acclaimed children’s picture books, including How to Heal a Broken Wing; Max, which won the 2000 Smarties Gold Medal, and his most recent picture book, April Underhill, Tooth Fairy which was shortlisted for the 2011 Kate Greenaway Medal. He has won the Australian Children’s Book of the Year Award an unprecedented three times. He lives in Victoria, Australia.

ISBN: 9781406334197
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2011
Dimensions: 207 x 300mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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