By Paul Fleischman
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

A gloriously illustrated celebration of individualism from an award-winning author.

Wesley’s an outcast from the civilization around him – he’s not into pizza or football or haircuts. But during the summer holidays, he has a brilliant idea: he’ll found a civilization of his own – in the back garden! From this seed a whole world grows and blooms – the extraordinary, imaginative world of Weslandia! Wesley creates his own food, clothing, shelter, games, language even, and gradually wins over the other children.

  • Commended for the 1999 Kate Greenaway Medal.
  • "Humorously and sumptuously illustrated... Satirical, magical and inspiring," The Sunday Times.

About the author

Paul Fleischman, like Wesley, made up his own alternative world as a child. "My friends and I invented our own sports, ran an underground newspaper, and created our own school culture," he says. One of America's leading writers for young people, he has won many awards, including a Newbery Medal. His books include the picture book City Circus (9780744573657) and the teen novel A Fate Worse Than Death (9781844286089).

About the illustrator

Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator and author of a number of books for children including Library Lion (9780744598599), Me, All Alone, at the End of the World (9781406304824) and City Circus. He lives with his family on an island off the coast of Maine, USA.


"visually rich and detailed, superbly written and its message is glorious." The Courier Mail

ISBN: 9781406313758
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2008
Dimensions: 270 x 235mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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