I am Thomas by Libby Gleeson


I am Thomas by Libby Gleeson

As the voices in his life crowd in on him, Thomas looks for another way. Powerful illustrations and a spare text make a parable of Thomas's journey, which reflects the courage we all need to find our passion and be ourselves. A masterful and compelling story.


It's a young adult novel compressed into a picture book, beautifully and perceptively executed. -- Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Libby Gleeson AO is a popular and highly acclaimed writer who has published over twenty books for children and teenagers, including Eleanor, Elizabeth, I Am Susannah, Dodger, Love Me, Love Me Not and the Hannah series.She has been shortlisted for the CBCA Awards eight times and won the Award for Fiction for Younger Yeaders in 1997 with Hannah and the Tomorrow Room. The Great Bear (with Armin Greder) won the Bologna Ragazzi in 2000, the first time an Australian title has won this prestigious award. Libby has been a teacher and lecturer and is a regular contributor to academic courses and national conferences. She is actively involved in writers' organisations and chaired the Australian Society of Authors, 1999-2001. In 2007, Libby was awarded membership to the Order of Australia for her services to literature. 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 7 To 10


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Publication date

1st May 2011



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