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The Tall Man and the Small Mouse

By Mara Bergman
Illustrated by Birgitta Sif

On a tall hill, in a tall house, lived a tall man and a small mouse

From Mara Bergman and Birgitta Sif, creator of Oliver and Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance, comes an enchanting new story of friendship and teamwork; a modern fable of little and large. All day long, the Tall Man does tall things that need doing, like picking apples and untangling swings and fixing all the broken things. But, one day, the huge town clock simply stops to TICK and TOCK and DING! Whatever will the Tall Man do? However hard he tries, he just doesn’t have a clue! Perhaps now is just the right time for the perfect little friend to come along?

  • A heart-warming story about companionship, finding friendship (in the least likely of places!), and nurturing an appreciation of everyone's differences
  • Birgitta Sif is an acclaimed illustrator: Oliver was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal, and both Oliver and Frances Dean were endorsed by Amnesty International UK
  • Mara Bergman is an award-winning writer (and Walker fiction editor!) who has written over 20 books for children

About the author

Mara Bergman is an award-winning author, poet and editor who has written over twenty books for young children. Her picture book titles include Bears, Bears Everywhere, illustrated by Helen Craig, Snip Snap Alligator, illustrated by Nick Maland and winner of the Stockport Children's Book Award, Oliver Who Would Not Sleep and Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide, which won a Booktrust Early Years Award. Born in New York and raised on Long Island, USA, Mara now works in London and lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Birgitta Sif, a graduate of the Cambridge School of Art, has illustrated a number of picture book titles including Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats, written by Alicia Potter, and Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing, written by Hiawyn Oram. She is also the author-illustrator of the Kate Greenaway shortlisted Oliver, and Frances Dean Who Loved To Dance and Dance, both of which were endorsed by Amnesty International. Born in Iceland, Birgitta lived in and around Scandinavia and America while growing up, and now lives with her family in Cambridge. Find her online at birgittasif.com and on Twitter and Instagram as @birgittasif.

ISBN: 9781406366204
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 1, 2018
Dimensions: 220 x 288mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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