One of a Kind

By Neil Packer
Illustrated by Neil Packer

Publishing in the Walker Studio imprint, this witty, magnificently-illustrated book plays with the idea of "sorting".

The animal kingdom, modes of transport, musical instruments, art and architectural movements, and even the clouds in the sky … anything and everything can be sorted into groups! Framed by a charming narrative about a father and son, this is a book about categories; on a journey into town, a boy called Arvo explores the many ways in which we classify the world around us, to fascinating – and often charming – effect. One of a Kind marks Neil Packer’s debut as an author-illustrator, following his extraordinary artwork for Peter Frankopan’s The Silk Roads. With a witty text and breathtaking pictures, this story deserves its title: a true original by a remarkable talent.

  • This is a large-format, high-spec gift book, with plenty of crossover potential – perfect for gallery gift-shops, where Neil's Iliad and Odyssey also do well.
  • The story is paired with striking pictures and supported by detailed notes at the back.
  • "Arvo" is named for Neil's son – and Neil himself makes an appearance, towards the end. Look out for the heart-warming twist!

About the author

Neil Packer's work for children includes his award-winning illustrations for Gillian Cross' retellings of the Odyssey and the Iliad, as well as for the children's edition of Peter Frankopan's international bestseller The Silk Roads (Bloomsbury). This is the first book he has both written and illustrated for Walker. Neil lives in London with his son Arvo; visit him at his website:

ISBN: 9781406379228
Imprint: Walker Studio
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 7, 2020
Dimensions: 270 x 370mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $32.99
New Zealand RRP: $35.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 22/11/20 at 22:55:55
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