The Old Man

By Sarah V
Illustrated by Claude K Dubois

The Old Man is a book that matters. Behind its dark topic, it’s a bright book—about children’s non prejudices, generosity, honesty and about hopefulness—that children and adults will love.

Day breaks over the town. Wake up, everybody! It’s time to go to school. It’s time for the old man to get up, too. The night was icy and he’s hungry. His name? He no longer knows… This is the story of a person with no job, no family, no home—a nobody, who can’t even remember his name. But his day changes when he is noticed by a child. Drawn in soft, watercolour pencil, this is an important story for our times. This gentle, compelling book will appeal to children’s sense of justice and to every reader’s compassion.

  • A book for our times about homelessness and poverty, told on a personal scale
  • Full of compassion without sentimentality, no judgements, no rights and wrongs
  • By the author of Akim Court—a bestseller in Europe and winner of major awards including the German Youth Literature Prize, and chosen by Amnesty International

About the author

Sarah V. was born in Belgium in 1985. Her parents were artists and she spent her childhood surrounded by books. This book grew from her work with homeless people.

About the illustrator

Claude K. Dubois was born in Belgium. She has published nearly eighty children’s books for which she has received several awards. She is also a sculptor and painter.

ISBN: 9781776571918
Imprint: Gecko Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: April 1, 2018
Dimensions: 210 x 150mm, 72pp
Stock Status: Signed Off
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $24.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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