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Way Home

Written by Gregory Rogers

Illustrated by Gregory Rogers

Way Home Synopsis

It's night and the dark is filled with strange sounds as Shane makes his way home. On a fence he finds a stray cat that at first growls and spits at him. But Shane talks and strokes the kitten to calmness, and decides to take the 'Spitfire, Kitten Number One,' home with him. No gang of boys, or avenue of dense traffic, or fierce dog can stop Shane carrying his new found friend to the place he calls home. Greg Rogers' sensitive use of charcoal and pastel create Shane and his cat in splendid city-at-night time scenes.

Way Home Press Reviews

The powerful paintings draw reader and watcher in. * Evening Standard * Dark and dramatic . . . streetwise and inventive . . . * Guardian * It's not only a purrfect picture book to pore over - it's a powerful story too. * Daily Telegraph * An exciting read for older children. -- Anthony Browne * Financial Times * Way Home is a terrific book. -- Raymond Briggs * T. E. S. *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842702321
Publication date: 23rd January 2003
Author: Gregory Rogers
Illustrator: Gregory Rogers
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Gregory Rogers

Libby Hathorn is Australian. She read voraciously as a child. The beach and the bush have had a big influence on her, and even now she cannot imagine living too far from the beach. Greg Rogers was born in 1957 in Brisbane, Australia. He studied Fine Art at the Queensland College of Art, and had his first major exhibition in 1983, the year in which he won the SGIO Art Award for photography. He illustrated his 1st book in 1988. Has won a number of awards for his pencil work, but likes to work with pastels, ink and watercolour too.

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