Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing by Hiawyn Oram
  

Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing

Written by Hiawyn Oram
Illustrated by Birgitta Sif

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Glimmering with power and hope, two acclaimed picture book makers come together to tell the story of what happens when a boy is brave enough to stand up for what he feels is right.

Birgitta Sif’s evocative fairy-tale illustrations and Hiawyn Oram’s fable-like story make this ecological moral both memorable and moving. Snowboy is playing in the forest when Greenbackboy arrives and suggests they play KA-CHING instead. Snowboy agrees but soon realises he doesn’t like the game, which involves cutting down all the trees. Greenbackboy is thrilled to get piles of KA-CHING in return but Snowboy is worried: without trees we can’t breathe. His concern increases when Greenbackboy heads for the ocean to catch all the fish. Fortunately Snowboy manages to put things right and it’s a tale of salvation and hope. Sif uses patches of glowing light to guide the narrative and the book is beautiful to look at and filled with quirky characters. Andrea Reece

Synopsis

Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing by Hiawyn Oram

From the Kate-Greenaway shortlisted illustrator of Oliver and Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance, and highly acclaimed author, Hiawyn Oram, comes a poignant eco-conscious story, and a vivid portrayal of a child's imaginative play. Greedy Greenbackboy's got an idea for a game. He wants Snowboy to help him cut down all the trees in the forest and catch all the fish in the deep and ever-moving ocean.

But Snowboy recognizes the importance of life in the natural world around him and, in this evocatively told tale, has to trust his instinct to protect, rather than destroy...

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[...] the book is beautiful to look at and filled with quirky characters. * Andrea Reece, LoveReading * [...] the pages positively glow and as for the story well what is not to love about stories of bravery, heroism and friendship. * Armadillo *

About the Author

Hiawyn Oram

Hiawyn Oram was brought up in South Africa. She was a professional actor before coming to England, where she has worked as an advertising copywriter and has had numerous books published.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 5 to 7 years

Author

Hiawyn Oram
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd November 2017

ISBN

9781406358254

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