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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, held up with packing tape, is a hand-painted sign: "Heaven".

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.
  • Bob Graham's books have sold over two million copies worldwide!
  • A Bus Called Heaven is endorsed by Amnesty International UK.

About the author

Bob Graham is a Kate Greenaway-winning author-illustrator who has written and illustrated many acclaimed children's picture books including How to Heal a Broken Wing, Max, Jethro Byrde: Fairy Child and April Underhill: Tooth Fairy. His 2011 title, A Bus Called Heaven, is endorsed by Amnesty International UK and was the winner of the 2012 Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award – a prize Bob has won an unprecedented six times. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

ISBN: 9781406343717
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2013
Dimensions: 207 x 300mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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