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Home in the Rain

Home in the Rain

The extraordinary touches a seemingly ordinary moment of family life, in this tender, heart-warming story."A remarkable story ... young and old readers will be spellbound throughout this torrential tale" Observer The Winner of the Australian Prime Minister's Literary Award 2017Fr... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781406379785
Barcode 9781406379785
Published 1 February 2019 by Walker Books
Format Paperback
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Author(s) Illustrated by Graham, Bob
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ISBN-13 9781406379785
ISBN-10 1406379786
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 February 2019
International Publication Date 3 January 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) Illustrated by Graham, Bob
Category General Picture Books
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Picture Storybooks
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 250mm
Height: 290mm
Spine: 3mm
Weight 215g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 963883

Description of this Book

The extraordinary touches a seemingly ordinary moment of family life, in this tender, heart-warming story. A remarkable story ... young and old readers will be spellbound throughout this torrential tale Observer The Winner of the Australian Prime Minister's Literary Award 2017 Francie and her mum, who is expecting a baby girl, are driving home from Grandma's in the heavy rain. When they're still far from home, they stop for a picnic. And as the car steams up, Francie presses her little finger on the window, spelling out Daddy and Mummy and leaving one space free, ready and waiting for the name of her soon-to-be sister...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Graham creates the atmosphere not through excessive description; his prose is quiet, low key. Rather it is his illustrations that draw us in. The rain streaks across the pages, the water sprays out from under the traffic wheels. Above all there are the details, the different perspectives, nothing is forgotten. [...] Exceptional. * Books for Keeps * Thought-provoking storytelling, as ever, about a family finding inspiration in the most unlikely places. * The Bookseller * Full of joy, understanding and warmth, Graham's acutely beautifully observed celebration explores the way inspiration can, and often does happen, in the most unlikely of places. Exquisitely crafted illustrations complement a heartfelt and moving little story that captures both the ordinariness and the extraordinariness of a day in the life of a family that will be familiar to us all. * Lancashire Evening Post * Children's Book of the Week - This poetic, ingeniously constructed tale shows children the familiar while stimulating empathy and awareness of others. * The Sunday Times * Bob Graham provides plenty to pore over and to discuss in his tender depictions of everyday life. It's a lovely book to share, especially in those families where a new baby is imminent. * Red Reading Hub *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Bob Graham is a Kate Greenaway-winning author-illustrator who has written and illustrated many acclaimed children's picture books including The Poesy Ring, How to Heal a Broken Wing, How the Sun Got to Coco's House, Max, Jethro Byrde: Fairy Child and April Underhill: Tooth Fairy. His 2011 title, A Bus Called Heaven, is endorsed by Amnesty International UK and was the winner of the 2012 Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award - a prize Bob has won an unprecedented seven times. He has been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister's Literary Award in Australia twice, in 2014 for Silver Buttons and in 2017 for Home in the Rain. Bob lives in Melbourne.

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