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How to Heal a Broken Wing

By Bob Graham
Illustrated by Bob Graham

When Will helps an injured bird, he learns that a little kindness can go a long way.

No one in the busy city sees the bird lying on the pavement, its wing broken. No one but a small boy called Will. He and his mum carry it home and, with time, rest, and a little bit of hope, the wing mends … and they set the bird free to soar over the city once more.

  • This deceptively simple story is enhanced by the illustrations adding a strong visual literacy component, allowing young readers to interpret the story.
  • Keen eyed readers will be able to spot Graham's clever visual allusions.

About the author

Bob Graham has written and illustrated many acclaimed children’s picture books, including Max (9780744598278), which won the 2000 Smarties Gold Medal, and Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child (9781844284825), which won the 2003 Kate Greenaway Medal. He has won the Australian Children’s Book of the Year Award an unprecedented three times.

Review

"Children from as young as three will empathise with Will, while older children and adults can sharpen their visual literacy skills, noting the filmic techniques that inform and move readers of this perfectly designed and heart-warming book." Bookseller+Publisher

Awards

2008: Charlotte Zolotow Award, Highly Commended Selection

Charlotte Zolotow Award - Winner

2008: School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

School Library Journal Best Books of the Year - Winner

ISBN: 9781406307160
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: May 1, 2008
Dimensions: 207 x 300mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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