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Illustrated ByViviane Schwarz
PublisherWalker Books Ltd
Publication date2nd May 2011
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A Place to Call Home
Written by: Alexis Deacon
Illustrated by: Viviane Schwarz
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Julia Eccleshare's comment:
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011.
This award-winning author and illustrator pair have created a brilliant book celebrating the bravery of leaving home. When their tiny hole of a home becomes too small for them, seven furry brothers set out on a great adventure. Boldly, they step into the outside world… It is full of all kinds of dangers – a huge lake, a mountain, the edge of the world and a terrifying monster. Sticking closely together and bolstering each other’s morale, the brothers overcome all difficulties and find a new place of their own. The pictures tell a rather different story of the adventure! Young readers will love the joke and can have their own way of telling what happened.
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SynopsisA Place to Call Home by Alexis Deacon
This is an endearing adventure story about finding a place to call home. This is the story of a band of seven furry brothers. They live in a nice, safe, warm home - a very small hole. Yet as they grow up they become too big for the tiny space and are forced out into the world. And so their adventure begins - a quest for a new place to call their own! This determined little unit tackle the elements: crossing the sea, climbing a mountain, trawling across the desert and surviving a labyrinth until, finally, they reach the edge of the world...What will they see here and will they ever find a place they can call home? This title features artwork that uses an inspiring blend of both illustration and photography.
'This endearing and engaging picture book about growing up is told with gentle humour and illustrated by Best New Illustrator Viviane Schwarz's blend of painting and photography.' - Booktrust
About The Author
Alexis Deacon graduated from the University of Brighton, where he studied Illustration, in 2001. His picture books include Beegu, Slow Loris, While You Were Sleeping, and the forthcoming Croc and Bird. Alexis Deacon was one of Booktrust's ten Best New Illustrators in 2008. Slow Loris was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award and Beegu was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Alexis lives in London.
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