The City by Armin Greder


The City by Armin Greder

Some time ago, in a big city in a distant country where winter would sometimes last three years, there lived a woman. She had a child. A son. And because she loved him very much she promised herself that he should be spared the terrible things that happen in life, and with him in her arms she left her house and the city and in a place where there were no roads and no bridges she built him a house and in it she cared for him and was happy. But one moonless night she died.


A remarkable book, full of silence and space, that forces its readers to reflect on the notions of childhood, parental responsibility, death, human conditioning and, ultimately, whether love can be enough. Ibby Link

About the Author

Picture book illustrator Armin Greder was born in Switzerland and migrated to Brisbane, Australia in 1971. Armin has worked as a graphic designer and currently lectures tertiary art students, illustrating picture books in between teaching and other interests. As a child Armin spent a lot of time drawing in the back of his exercise books when he should have been paying attention in class. In books such as The Great Bear and An Ordinary Day his art reflects his European background. Charcoal often features in his work.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 11


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Publication date

1st May 2010



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