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The Robot and the Bluebird

By David Lucas

A moving story about the power of friendship and selflessness, in this poetic homage to The Happy Prince.

There was once a robot with a broken heart, good for nothing but expiring slowly on a scrap heap. Then one winter's day a migrating bluebird lands on his shoulder, too exhausted to go further. The robot offers her shelter in the place where his heart used to be, and her warmth and singing and companionship stir up the last glimmer of energy the robot has; he carries her across snowy wastes to the warm south, whereupon his strength dies out finally. And there he still stands today like an old hollow tree, home every year to singing birds.

  • David Lucas has been named one of the UK's ten Best New Illustrators, an initiative created by Booktrust to recognise the best rising talent in the field of illustration today.
  • 100,000 copies of Halibut Jackson have been taken by Bookstart widening market recognition for David Lucas's work in the UK.
  • David Lucas has cornered the market in quirky, original fairy tales.

About the author

David Lucas was born in 1966 in Middlesborough, in the north of England. He grew up in Hackney, in East London, and studied illustration at the Royal College of Art. He lives and works in central London. David has been named one of the UK's ten Best New Illustrator Biographys, an initiative created by Booktrust to recognise the best rising talent in the field of illustration today.

ISBN: 9781842707326
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 7, 2008
Dimensions: 230 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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