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Soon

By Timothy Knapman
Illustrated by Patrick Benson

From the illustrator of Owl Babies comes a new classic – the stunning story of a baby elephant, Raju, and his mother who take an unforgettable journey into the unknown.

From Patrick Benson, the illustrator of Owl Babies, comes the read-aloud story of Raju the baby elephant and his mummy who set out on a great jungle adventure. Raju follows his mother, holding tightly onto her tail, as they bravely journey across a wide river, battle the tall grass and delve into the deep, dark forest ... meeting snapping crocodiles, slithering snakes and ferocious tigers along the way. But where are Raju and his mummy going? What will they see in the end? Little tired Raju keeps asking, "When can we go home again?" and, each time, his mummy replies, “Soon”. This lyrical story transports readers to the lush, wild Indian jungle and exquisitely captures the fear and excitement of new experience.

  • Author Timothy Knapman and artist Patrick Benson, illustrator of the bestselling modern classic Owl Babies, have created the perfect read-aloud title that exquisitely captures the combination of fear and excitement that comes with any new experience.
  • With emotional truth and quiet power, Patrick Benson's stunning art transports readers to the wild, lush Indian jungle, forest and mountain scape.

About the author

Timothy Knapman is a children’s writer, lyricist and playwright. His children’s books have been translated into twelve languages and include the bestselling Mungo and the Picture Book Pirate series. His titles have often been featured on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. Soon will be his debut to the Walker Books list. He lives in Weybridge, Surrey. Follow Timothy on twitter @TimothyKnapman.

About the illustrator

Patrick Benson has won many awards for his work, including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award. He gained great acclaim for his illustrations in Owl Babies, which has sold over two million copies worldwide, and went on to illustrate The MinPins by Roald Dahl, The Little Boat by Kathy Henderson and The Sea-Thing Child by Russell Hoban. He lives in Hawick, Scotland.

ISBN: 9781406351354
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: January 1, 2015
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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