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On the Move: Poems About Migration

By Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Former Children’s Laureates Michael Rosen and Sir Quentin Blake join forces for a personal and uniquely affecting collection of poems about migration.

"What you leave behind Won't leave your mind. But home is where you find it. Home is where you find it." Michael Rosen and Sir Quentin Blake join forces for a landmark new collection, focusing on migration and displacement. Michael’s poems are divided into four: in the first series, he draws on his childhood as part of a first-generation Polish family living in London; in the second, on his perception of the War as a young boy; in the third, on his “missing” relatives and the Holocaust; and in the fourth, and final, on global experiences of migration. By turns charming, shocking and heart-breaking, this is an anthology with a story to tell and a powerful point to make: “You can only do something now.”

  • On the Move is an extraordinarily powerful and timely anthology, and marks these long-time collaborators' first new project together since the Sad Book.
  • Featuring spectacular, moving new artwork from Sir Quentin Blake, which will be printed in full colour and packaged in a beautiful jacketed hardback.
  • “One of our most popular children’s authors … Michael Rosen has a talent for saying much in the simplest way.” The Times

About the author

Michael Rosen is one of the most popular authors for children. His bestselling titles published by Walker Books include We're Going on a Bear Hunt, A Great Big Cuddle, Little Rabbit Foo Foo, Michael Rosen’s Sad Book, Tiny Little Fly and What Is Poetry?. Michael received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for distinguished services to children’s literature in 1997, and was the Children’s Laureate from 2007 to 2009. He presents radio programmes for the BBC, and is a political commentator. Michael lives in London. Quentin Blake is one of the world’s foremost illustrators, particularly renowned for his collaboration with Roald Dahl. His books have won numerous awards, including the Whitbread Prize, the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. In 1999 he was appointed the first Children’s Laureate, and in 2013 he received a knighthood for his services to illustration. Quentin lives in London.

ISBN: 9781406393705
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 7, 2020
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 144pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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