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Footpath Flowers

Written by Jon Arno Lawson

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Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016.

An ode to the importance of small things, small people and small gestures, Footpath Flowers is a quiet but powerful testament to the joy that children can find in ordinary things and the mutual value of giving and yet adults so often miss them. There is so much to glean from this gorgeous wordless, beautifully illustrated picture book from award-winning poet JonArno Lawson.

Footpath Flowers Synopsis

A little girl collects wild flowers while her distracted father pays her - and their surroundings - little attention. Each flower the little girl gathers becomes a gift for a person or animal, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter.

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ISBN: 9781406365672
Publication date: 05/05/2016
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406362084
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406362084
Publication date: 7th May 2015
Author: Jon Arno Lawson
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

About Jon Arno Lawson

JonArno Lawson is a Canadian award-winning poet and writer who has published several works of verse. His collections for children include Black Stars in a White Night Sky and The Man in the Moon Fixer's Mask, and for adults, Inklings and Love is an Observant Traveller. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three children. As a child Born in Hamilton, Ontario, and raised in Dundas, JonArno’s most formative experiences as a child were the months he spent in Florida at the age of 8. Missing almost an entire year of school (which, luckily, he wasn’t ...

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