Way Home by Libby Hathorn
  

Synopsis

Way Home by Libby Hathorn

It's night and the dark is filled with strange sounds as Shane makes his way home. On a fence he finds a stray cat that at first growls and spits at him. But Shane talks and strokes the kitten to calmness, and decides to take the 'Spitfire, Kitten Number One,' home with him. No gang of boys, or avenue of dense traffic, or fierce dog can stop Shane carrying his new found friend to the place he calls home. Greg Rogers' sensitive use of charcoal and pastel create Shane and his cat in splendid city-at-night time scenes.

Reviews

The powerful paintings draw reader and watcher in. Evening Standard Dark and dramatic ... streetwise and inventive ... Guardian It's not only a purrfect picture book to pore over - it's a powerful story too. Daily Telegraph An exciting read for older children. -- Anthony Browne Financial Times Way Home is a terrific book. -- Raymond Briggs T. E. S.

About the Author

Libby Hathorn is Australian. She read voraciously as a child. The beach and the bush have had a big influence on her, and even now she cannot imagine living too far from the beach. Greg Rogers was born in 1957 in Brisbane, Australia. He studied Fine Art at the Queensland College of Art, and had his first major exhibition in 1983, the year in which he won the SGIO Art Award for photography. He illustrated his 1st book in 1988. Has won a number of awards for his pencil work, but likes to work with pastels, ink and watercolour too.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Libby Hathorn
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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

23rd January 2003

ISBN

9781842702321

Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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