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The Journey Home 10th anniversary edition

Written by Frann Preston-Gannon

Illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon

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Ecological and Environmental Interest - Fiction Featured Books for 3+ readers Stories about Animals

A thought-provoking story with a powerful message about conservation

A special 10th anniversary edition of The Journey Home, the debut book by the first-ever UK recipient of the amazing 'Sendak Fellowship' and created with input from the great Maurice Sendak himself. It's the story of a polar bear who heads off in a boat looking for somewhere new to live and on the way he picks up other endangered friends including an orangutan, an elephant and a panda to name just three. It's a beautiful book, full of things for parents to talk about with their children as they read it.

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Frann Preston-Gannon was the UK's first recipient of a Sendak Fellowship and spent a month living with the great Maurice Sendak himself at his home in Connecticut, USA. She worked on The Journey Home during her stay.

The book was shortlisted for both the Waterstones Children's Prize and the Cambridgeshire 'Read it Again' Book Prize and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal.

In 2015 The Journey Home was reimagined as a play by the London based puppet theatre, Little Angels.

The Journey Home 10th anniversary edition Synopsis

The ice is melting so Polar Bear sets off in search of a new home. Join him on his adventures across the seas and discover the many friends he meets along the way.

The 10th anniversary special edition of this beautifully illustrated story has a powerful message of conservation and is full of things for parents and children to talk about.

It also includes bonus content and activities. 

The Journey Home 10th anniversary edition Press Reviews

A thought-provoking story with a powerful message about conservation. - The Guardian

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ISBN: 9781843655169
Publication date: 28/04/2022
Publisher: Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781843655169
Publication date: 28th April 2022
Author: Frann Preston-Gannon
Illustrator: Frann Preston-Gannon
Publisher: Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers
Genres: Ecological and Environmental, Animals
Collections: 30 Children's Books to Celebrate World Oceans Day,

About Frann Preston-Gannon

Frann is a London based illustrator and designer who graduated from Kingston University in July 2010. She has worked for clients such as Vintage books, Sunday Publishing and Burt's Bees. She is also the 2011 winner of the Maurice Sendak fellowship and the first UK illustrator to be honoured with the scholarship. 

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