Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more


Written by Paul Fleischman

Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

Weslandia Synopsis

A gloriously illustrated celebration of individualism from an award-winning author. Wesley's an outcast from the civilization around him - he's not into pizza or football or haircuts. But during the summer holidays, he has a brilliant idea: he'll found a civilization of his own - in the back garden! From this seed a whole world grows and blooms - the extraordinary, imaginative world of Weslandia! Wesley creates his own food, clothing, shelter, games, language even, and gradually wins over the other children.

Weslandia Press Reviews

You can't do anything other than love this book. It's heroic! It's educational! It's ethical! And not only that, it's a delight to read. Marvellous, marvellous stuff. -- Jill Murphy * * A great picture book... Huge fun. Oh, and thought-provoking too. * The Observer * Humorously and sumptuously illustrated... Satirical, magical and inspiring. * The Sunday Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406313758
Publication date: 3rd December 2007
Author: Paul Fleischman
Illustrator: Kevin Hawkes
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 40 pages

About Paul Fleischman

Paul Fleischman, like Wesley, made up his own alternative world as a child. My friends and I invented our own sports, ran an underground newspaper, and created our own school culture, he says. One of America's leading writers for young people, he has won many awards, including a Newbery Medal. His books include the picture book City Circus (9780744573657) and the teen novel A Fate Worse Than Death (9781844286089). Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator and author of a number of books for children including Library Lion (9780744598599), Me, All Alone, at the End of the World (9781406304824) and City Circus. He lives with his ...

More About Paul Fleischman

More Books By Paul Fleischman

Cover for The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman
Cover for Alphamaniacs Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word by Paul Fleischman
Cover for Fearsome Giant, Fearless Child A Worldwide Jack and the Beanstalk Story by Paul Fleischman
View All Books By Paul Fleischman

Share this book