A Bus Called Heaven
Written by Bob Graham
Illustrated by Bob Graham
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Prize-winning illustrator/ author Bob Graham creates a magical story of how a community is changed by the arrival of a broken down old bus. Led by Stella, everyone gets involved in smartening up the bus and everyone has a smile on their face as a result. But, when the bus is under threat, can they save it? Luckily, Stella has a plan. Soon the bus is safe – and even more important than before.
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A Bus Called Heaven by Bob Graham
One morning it appeared, out of nowhere, sitting right outside Stella's house - a broken, old bus. On the front of it, held up with packing tape, is a hand-painted sign that says, Heaven. How did it get there? Everyone wonders...but no one knows. Then, out from the shadows steps Stella, normally so shy.
She climbs onto the bus and, in a moment, sees everything that it could become: This bus could be ours, she says. And so the lonely old bus - with the help of some colourful graffiti - becomes a hub of activity. People come together to hold meetings, play games and share stories; sparrows nest where the engine used to be and snails make their little homes under the tyres. But one day a tow truck arrives and threatens to take away not just the bus, but everything that everyone has worked so hard to create.
This is a beautiful story about friendship, the strength of community and a little girl who finally comes into her own. Bob Graham's books have sold over two million copies worldwide and A Bus Called Heaven is endorsed by Amnesty International UK.
'Graham's books bubble with good humour and the knowledge that there are many ways of looking at the world provided you keep an open mind.' - The Guardian
“A Bus Called Heaven is a gorgeous book about the human qualities of kindness, compassion and community activism, all of which are vital to for our human rights to flourish. Bob Graham is second to none at encouraging readers, however young, to empathise with others.” – Nicky Parker, Amnesty International UK