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Oliver

By Birgitta Sif
Illustrated by Birgitta Sif

The power of imagination and the strength of friendship is celebrated in this Kate Greenaway shortlisted and Amnesty Endorsed book from a rising star of picture book making.

Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and endorsed by Amnesty International, this is the story of Oliver – who's just a little bit different. He enjoys his solitude. He likes playing with his friends, who are puppets, stuffed animals, and other toys. With his rich imagination, Oliver’s day is never dull. There are bridges to cross, sharks to fight and treasures to find! But maybe toys don’t always give a boy everything he needs. Maybe he needs another kind of companion. Will Oliver discover a way to be, well, different? When his tennis ball rolls across the lawn into the yard of the girl next door, he just might be surprised...

  • Readers - both parents and children alike - will recognize themselves in the character of Oliver, a little boy trying to find his way through the world.
  • Birgitta s remarkable talent for visual storytelling is sure to make this one of the most exciting picture books in 2013!
  • A book that demands re-reading. Tiny, humorous details can be spotted on each page - look out for the mouse and the girl in the red dress!

About the author

Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, Birgitta Sif lived in and around Scandanavia and America while growing up. She completed her BFA from Cornell University and worked as a graphic designer in New York before enrolling on Anglia Ruskin’s Illustration MA course in Cambridge. Her debut picture book, Oliver, won the Icelandic Dimmalimm Prize, was endorsed by Amnesty and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Birgitta lives with her family in Sweden. Find her online at www.birgittasif.com and on twitter as @birgittasif.

ISBN: 9781406345360
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2013
Dimensions: 260 x 250mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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