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One of a Kind

Written by Neil Packer

Illustrated by Neil Packer

Part of the Walker Studio Series

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A recommendation from our Guest Editor, Lauren Child MBE

A Story About Sorting and Classifying

A large and colourful book which beautifully communicates fascinating information, from types of cloud formations, to varieties of apples, names of tools, and constructions of family trees. All designed and illustrated in a playful and engaging way. Part art book part encyclopaedia – a book to lose yourself in. ~ Lauren Child

Find out more about Lauren Child, her books, characters and inspirations in our Guest Editor feature.


One of a Kind Synopsis

From the bestselling illustrator Peter Frankopan's The Silk Roads comes a witty, magnificently-produced book, playing with the idea of sorting.

The animal kingdom, modes of transport, musical instruments, art and architectural movements, cloud classification ... anything and everything can be sorted into groups! Framed by a charming narrative about a father and son, this is a book about categories; on a journey into town, a boy called Arvo explores the many ways in which we classify the world around us, to charming - and often amusing - effect.

One of a Kind marks Neil Packer's debut as an author-illustrator, following his extraordinary artwork for Peter Frankopan's The Silk Roads. With a charming text and breathtaking pictures, this story deserves its title: a true original by a remarkable talent.

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ISBN: 9781406379228
Publication date: 01/10/2020
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406379228
Publication date: 1st October 2020
Author: Neil Packer
Illustrator: Neil Packer
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Genres: Art, Encyclopaedias, Reference Books

About Neil Packer

Neil Packer's work for children includes his award-winning illustrations for Gillian Cross' retellings of the Odyssey and the Iliad, as well as for the children's edition of Peter Frankopan's international bestseller The Silk Roads (Bloomsbury). This is the first book he has both written and illustrated for Walker. Visit Neil at his website:

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