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Home in the Rain

By Bob Graham
Illustrated by Bob Graham

The extraordinary touches a seemingly ordinary moment of family life, in this tender, heart-warming story.

“A remarkable story … young and old readers will be spellbound throughout this torrential tale” Observer The Winner of the Australian Prime Minister's Literary Award 2017 Francie and her mum, who is expecting a baby girl, are driving home from Grandma’s in the heavy rain. When they're still far from home, they stop for a picnic. And as the car steams up, Francie presses her little finger on the window, spelling out "Daddy" and "Mummy" and leaving one space free, ready and waiting for the name of her soon-to-be sister... A beautifully observed celebration of the way inspiration can, and often does happen in the most ordinary and unlikely of places, this is a tender, touching story of family life, perfect for sharing when a new baby is on the way.

  • Bob received his second Prime Minister’s Literary Award for this book, and donated $10,000 of his winnings to the charity Save the Children
  • Bob's books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide, have won numerous awards and have been endorsed time and again by Amnesty International
  • "This poetic, ingeniously constructed tale shows children the familiar while stimulating empathy and awareness of others" The Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week

About the author

Bob Graham is a Kate Greenaway-winning author-illustrator who has written and illustrated many acclaimed children's picture books including The Poesy Ring, How to Heal a Broken Wing, How the Sun Got to Coco's House, 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 seven times. He has been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister's Literary Award in Australia twice, in 2014 for Silver Buttons and in 2017 for Home in the Rain. Bob lives in Melbourne.

ISBN: 9781406379785
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2019
Dimensions: 247 x 287mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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