The Animal Hedge

By Paul Fleischman
Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

"The versatile Fleischman presents a delightful tale of following one’s dreams. . . . Joyous, peaceful, and lovely." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

No one loves animals more than the farmer. But when a drought befalls the land, and he must sell his livestock and move to a cottage with only a hedge around it, he and his three sons discover something remarkable about their hedge — and something unique about each person who trims its branches. A testament to vision, passion, and destiny, matched by Bagram Ibatoulline’s virtuoso paintings.

  • This moving tale about farming and drought will resonate with Australian audiences.
  • Fleischman's testament to vision, passion, and destiny is beautifully complemented by folk art-inspired paintings by Ibatoulline.

About the author

Paul Fleischman's books for children and young adults, include "Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices", winner of the Newbery Medal and "Weslandia".

About the illustrator

Bagram Ibatoulline was born in Russia, graduated from the State Academic Institute of Arts in Moscow, and is best known for his collaborations with Kate DiCamillo.

ISBN: 9780763638429
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2008
Dimensions: 244 x 269mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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