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A Bus Called Heaven

By Bob Graham
Illustrated by Bob Graham

“In a story where every turn is possible, if improbable, Graham makes readers believe. High hopes and busy, vibrant artwork . . . will entice children.” — Booklist (starred review)

One morning in front of Stella’s house, an abandoned bus appears, looking sad as a whale on a beach. On its front, held up with packing tape, is a hand-painted sign that says Heaven. Right away, the bus brings change to Stella’s street when people stop to talk about it instead of rushing by. “This bus could be ours,” Stella declares. With a master’s eye for finding the magic in the mundane, Bob Graham creates an encouraging story about community — a whimsical tale about neighbors of all ages and stripes coming together, and about one little girl who comes into her own.

  • The story of how the actions of one small, shy girl transform an entire community.
  • The cast of characters of this inspirational book represent a real-life mix of ethnicities, races, ages, genders, religious persuasions, and temperaments. A true example of the over-used term multicultural.
  • Once again, Bob Graham has created a gritty urban environment with a small-town feel.

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: 9781536202946
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: December 1, 2018
Dimensions: 206 x 300mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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