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Way Home

By Libby Hathorn
Illustrated by Gregory Rogers

A paperback reissue of the award-winning classic.

It's night and the dark is filled with strange sounds as Shane makes his way home. On a fence he finds a stray cat that at first growls and spits at him. But Shane talks and strokes the kitten to calmness, and decides to take the 'Spitfire, Kitten Number One,' home with him. No gang of boys, or avenue of dense traffic, or fierce dog can stop Shane carrying his new found friend to the place he calls home. Greg Rogers' sensitive use of charcoal and pastel create Shane and his cat in splendid city-at-night time scenes.

  • Winner of the 1994 KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL
  • Reprinted in response to the National Literacy Association, who are putting it into a brochure recommending that every child in care should have access to a copy.
  • Chosen as a Junior Education Best Book of the Year: 'Most remarkable.

About the illustrator

Greg Rogers was born in 1957 in Brisbane, Australia. He studied Fine Art at the Queensland College of Art, and had his first major exhibition in 1983, the year in which he won the SGIO Art Award for photography. He illustrated his 1st book in 1988. Has won a number of awards for his pencil work, but likes to work with pastels, ink and watercolour too.

ISBN: 9781842702321
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 23, 2003
Dimensions: 230 x 305mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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