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Lisa Evans was selected as one of The Big Picture campaign's Best New Illustrators Award in 2008. This is a deceptively simple yet haunting story, beautifully and mysteriously illustrated. Its setting is a bleak future metropolis where flowers no longer exist. However, but for the determination of one boy who sets off a chain of events no one would have seen the beauty of flowers again.
When Brigg discovers a book in the library labelled 'Do Not Read', he cannot resist taking it home. In it, he comes upon pictures of bright, vibrant objects called flowers. He cannot find flowers anywhere in the city, but stumbles instead on a packet of seeds. This sets off a chain of events which bring about unexpected results.
“I can’t stop looking at The Flower – it really does remind us that books can work magic!” Wendy Cooling
“A distinctly dystopian eeriness fills its hauntingly mesmerising pages” Carousel
“Lisa Evans’ illustrations have a unique quality which captures brilliantly the poignancy, the bleakness and the final floral optimism of the text.” The School Librarian
“A poignant book, simply written and beautifully illustrated.” Gervase Phinn
Publication date: 01/11/2006
Publisher: Child's Play International Ltd
|Publication date:||1st April 2006|
|Publisher:||Child's Play International Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers|
John Light was born in London in 1943. For many years he taught chemistry at the University of London, but is now a full time writer, artist and publisher.He likes art, music, science, gardeningand watching the sea.As well as stories for children, he writespoetry both for children and for people who used to be children. He also writes science fiction novels.More About John Light