By Leila Rudge
Illustrated by Leila Rudge

Any bird can find adventure. Even Gary. Now in paperback!

Gary the pigeon can't fly. When his racing pigeon friends head off in their travel basket, Gary stays at home. He organises his scrapbook of travel mementos and dreams about the adventures the other pigeons are having. But when Gary accidentally ends up a very long way from home, he discovers that flying is not the only way to have adventures. A story for birds who dare to dream.

  • Honour Book, Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, Early Childhood Category, 2017
  • “Gary, with his scrapbook and ingenuity of travel, will be much loved. Highly recommended for all, especially lovers of maps, birds, and travel.” Reading Time
  • “This convivial and gentle story about differences is a needed addition to collections about challenging the norm or upending physical expectations.” Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

About the author

Leila Rudge was born in England. She moved to Australia after completing an Illustration Degree at Bath Spa University. Creating tiny characters for books is her favourite part of illustrating. In 2012, her book No Bears (written by Meg McKinlay) was short-listed for the CBCA Picture Book of the Year award in both the Picture Book and Early Childhood categories. Ted, her first picture book as both author and illustrator, was a CBCA Notable Book.

ISBN: 9781921977008
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2017
Dimensions: 230 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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