King of the Sky by Nicola Davies (PB)

A breathtaking new picture book about a young immigrant boy starting a new life who feels lost and alone - until he meets an old man who keeps racing pigeons. Age 4+. Paperback. Size: 23.5 x 28cm 56 pages.



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A breathtaking new picture book by children's author Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin, winner of the Bratislava Illustration Biennale and the Bologna Ragazzi Prize for Illustration. Starting a new life in a new country, a young boy feels lost and alone - until he meets an old man who keeps racing pigeons. Together they pin their hopes on a race across Europe and the special bird they believe can win it: King of the Sky. Nicola Davies' beautiful story - an immigrant's tale with a powerful resonance in our troubled times - is illustrated by an artist who makes the world anew with every picture. A musical adaptation of King of the Sky has already met with success on the stage, shown two years running at the Hay Festival and due to tour Welsh theatres next spring. 'Most of the world doesn't have to think twice when asked where they're from or where home is; some children have to think harder about the answer. Davies recognises this, her sensitive, uplifting tale about finding your place in a new strange new land could just as well be about a refugee as it could any child moving to a new town.' The Times, Children's Book of the Week Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. 'A melancholy but uplifting meditation on migration'. Financial Times.

Age 4+. 56 Pages. Paperback. Language: English. Publisher: Walker Books. Size: 23.5 x 28cm.

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ISBN 9781406379198
Supplier Walker Books

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