A Place to Call Home by Alexis Deacon


A Place to Call Home by Alexis Deacon

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 collaboration between two Bookseller favourites is a real treat. An epic adventure of seven furry brothers in search of a new home, with all the humour and innovation you would expect. Bookseller A great picture book ... is as rare as hens

... This is a wonderful book -- Amanda Craig The Times 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 (a) humorous mini-epic ... Schwarz uses a mixture of illustrations and photography to great effect and gives each creature a distinct persona. The Herald The adventure is splendid, the ending happy Carousel

About the Author

Alexis Deacon

Alexis Deacon graduated in 2001 from the University of Brighton, where he studied Illustration, Alexis Deacon's first picture book Slow Loris (2002) was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award. His second Beegu (2003) was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. In 2008, he was chosen as one of the ten Best New Illustrators as part of the Booktrust's Big Picture Campaign. He lives in South East London.

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36 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

5th January 2012



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