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The Little Island

By Smriti Prasadam-Halls
Illustrated by Robert Starling

An insightful and hopeful parable for our times, demonstrating the importance of kindness, co-operation and open-mindedness for shaping a better society.

There was once a farm where all the animals were friends. Together they looked after the farm and each other. It wasn’t perfect and they didn’t always agree (animals almost never do). But they liked it. One day the geese begin to gossip. Before long they hatch a plan to leave the farm. Will life be perfect now? A powerful modern-day fable for our times told with humour and warmth, and most importantly, hope. A story of building bridges not barriers, respect not resentment and of finding friendship, not fear.

  • Perfect for helping parents to explain Brexit and other world issues
  • A modern-day fable with perennially relevant messages about tolerance, community and teamwork
  • Smriti Prasadam-Halls is the winner of the 2018 English Association Best Non-fiction Picture Book Award, and her books have been published in more than 25 languages.

About the author

Smriti Prasadam-Halls is an award-winning, internationally bestselling British author whose books for children include I LOVE YOU NIGHT AND DAY (Publisher’s Weekly #1bestseller, Wall Street Journal bestseller), THE WAYS OF THE WOLF (English Association Non-Fiction Winner) and DON’T C ALL ME SWEET (Booktrust Treasure Pack). Smriti worked for the BBC and across children’s publishing and television for twelve years, as a writer and commissioning editor. She began writing books of her own in 2012 and is now published in more than 25 languages worldwide. Smriti lives and works in London with her husband and three sons.

About the illustrator

Rob Starling began doodling creatures and characters at school and hasn't stopped since. He lives and works in Norwich, and when he's not sketching up new characters or writing down stories he can be found sculpting, brewing coffee, adjusting his headphones or foraging in the kitchen for cake. Oh, and teaching kids. Fergal is Fuming, which was shortlisted for the Waterstones C hildren's Book Award, was his first book.

ISBN: 9781783449095
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 1, 2019
Dimensions: 260 x 250mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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