The Road Home by Katie Cotton
  

The Road Home

Written by Katie Cotton
Illustrated by Sarah Jacoby

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In tender, memorable lines of verse, and exquisite watercolour illustrations, this beautiful picture book describes the journeys of small creatures making their way through dangerous wintery landscapes to the safety and warmth of home. There’s a pressing sense of urgency that gives way to the peace and stillness of the last pages, home safely reached, but even there the past page reminds us that the road too can be home when you travel with loved ones. The little birds and mice reach safety, we can’t help at these times but think of all those human families looking for a safe home in our dangerous world. ~ Andrea Reece

Synopsis

The Road Home by Katie Cotton

'For safety is a precious place, a place to call our own. This road is hard, this road is long, this road that leads us home.'

As winter approaches, a bird flees with her chick, a mouse builds a nest for her child and rabbits run from wolves that roam in the darkening woods. The road home is long and hard, but the animals have each other in this poetic meditation on nature, survival and love.

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About the Author

KATIE COTTON studied English at Oxford University before becoming an author and editor of children's books in London. Her love of words began when reading picture books from a young age and has stayed with her ever since. She was inspired to write The Road Home on a walk in the woods near the house where she grew up.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 4

Author

Katie Cotton
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

8th September 2016

ISBN

9781847808035

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