By Jeanne Willis
Illustrated by Paddy Donnelly

Meet Hom, the last of his kind, with picture book legend Jeanne Willis and extraordinary new talent Paddy Donnelly.

Hom is the last of his kind. I don’t know what kind of creature he is, and nobody knows he exists... apart from me. When a boy washes up on a desert island, he is sure he’s on his own in the world. But there’s someone else living there: Hom, a peace-loving creature who has lost his family, too. Alone on the island together, they learn from each other and become the best of friends. So when a rescue ship appears on the horizon, the boy has a big decision to make...

  • A beautiful tale of two unlikely friends thrown together by circumstances and a shared loss.
  • Discover that the best of friendships can cross language and cultural barriers, and that your friends can be just as important as your family.
  • Jeanne Willis is an award-winning and much-loved children’s author, whose books have won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize, the Sheffield Children’s Book Award and the Red House Children’s Book Award, among many others.

About the author

Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen at the age of 21, and has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle.

About the illustrator

Paddy Donnelly is an Irish illustrator who now lives in Belgium. With over 14 years experience as an illustrator and designer, Paddy now gets to make a living drawing dinosaurs and his 5 year old self is very happy about this. Coming from a graphic design background, Paddy works in various illustration styles, and also creates kids apps.

ISBN: 9781783449965
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 2, 2022
Dimensions: 270 x 230mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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