Harris Finds his Feet
Written by Catherine Rayner
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Winner of the Kate Greenaway Award 2009. Touching and inspiring, this is a beautiful story of a youngster finding his feet and being encouraged to forge his own way in the world by his remarkable Grandfather. Harris is a very small hare with very big feet. But, his Grandfather explains that very big feet are invaluable to a hare and, across some beautiful pictures, Grandfather shows Harris exactly what big feet can do. Especially when it comes to running away from the greedy wolf!
Harris Finds his Feet by Catherine Rayner
Harris was a very small hare with very big feet. 'Why do I have such enormous feet, Grandad?' Harris sighed. So Grandad shows Harris how to hop high into the sky, to climb to the tops of the mountains, and to run very fast. Harris not only learns about the world around him but also the importance of finding his own feet.
Inspired by a wild hare and her own large-ish feet, Edinburgh-based illustrator Catherine Rayner has won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2009, the UK’s most prestigious award for children’s book illustration.
‘Harris Finds His Feet’ was inspired by a real and magical encounter with a hare in the wild. Harris, a small hare with big feet goes out into the world with his Grandad, from whom he learns not only how to hop high into the sky and run very fast, but also about the joys of growing up and of independence.
Joy Court, Chair of the Greenaway Judges, comments
“Harris is a triumph, from the way he moves and his expressions to his velvety fur. His relationship with his Grandad is beautifully evoked as are the textures of the exquisite landscapes around him, in a book which oozes charm and glows with colour.”
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