Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing

By Hiawyn Oram
Illustrated by Birgitta Sif

What happens when a boy is brave enough to stand up for what he feels is right?

Greedy Greenbackboy’s got an idea for a game. He wants Snowboy to help him cut down all the trees in the forest and catch all the fish in the deep and ever-moving ocean. But Snowboy recognizes the importance of life in the natural world around him and, in this evocatively told tale, has to trust his instinct to protect, rather than destroy… From the illustrator of Oliver and Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance, and highly acclaimed author, Hiawyn Oram, comes a poignant eco-conscious story, and a vivid portrayal of a child's imaginative play.

  • An original and unique story: pigs and polar bears accompany Snowboy’s journey in a unique and absorbing world
  • Birgitta Sif is an acclaimed illustrator: Oliver was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal, and both Oliver and Frances Dean were endorsed by Amnesty International UK
  • Birgitta has brought humour, warmth and innocence to a cautionary tale about the dangers of greed and the need to protect the world around us

About the author

Hiawyn Oram has been writing children's books for more than 20 years and has more than 90 books published to date, including the picture books Angry Arthur, The Good Mood Hunt and Filbert, the Good Little Fiend, illustrated by Jimmy Liao. She has won the Japanese Picture Book Award and the Prix du Livre Culturel. She lives in West London. Find her on Twitter as @hiawynoram. Birgitta Sif was born in Iceland and lived in and around Scandinavia and America while growing up. She is the illustrator of Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats, written by Alicia Potter, as well as the author and illustrator of the Kate Greenaway shortlisted picture book, Oliver, and Frances Dean Who Loved To Dance and Dance, both of which were endorsed by Amnesty International. Birgitta lives with her family in Cambridge. Find her online at and on Twitter and Instagram as @birgittasif.

ISBN: 9781406373523
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2018
Dimensions: 270 x 250mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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