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A Bus Called Heaven : 2012 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Awards Winner - Bob Graham

A Bus Called Heaven

2012 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Awards Winner


Published: 1st October 2011
For Ages: 3+ years old
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RRP $27.95

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CBCA Picture Book of the Year Awards Winner 2012

Book Description

A broken, old bus appears one morning, sad as a whale on a beach, right outside Stella's house. On the front of it, held up with packing tape, is a hand painted sign... "Heaven".

For Stella, this decrepit old vehicle is special -this bus is "ours" - a place for everyone to be together: hold meetings, play games and share stories. But one day, the bus is towed away and Stella must fight to save not just the bus, but everything the community has worked so hard to create.

About the author

Bob Graham has written and illustrated many acclaimed children’s picture books, including How to Heal a Broken Wing, Max, which won the 2000 Smarties Gold Medal, and Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child, which won the 2003 Kate Greenaway Medal. He has won the Australian Children’s Book of the Year Award an unprecedented three times. He lives in Victoria, Australia.


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A rare and shining gem!

By Parka

from Country NSW

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Inspirational
  • Relevant
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

    • For The Whole Family
    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about A Bus Called Heaven:

    This book is a treasure. It quietly shows how people of all religions and ethnic backgrounds can live in harmony and create a community. I love Bob Graham's books and this is one of his best.

    Comment on this review

    "Graham's books bubble with good humour and the knowledge that there are many ways of looking at the world provided you keep an open mind." (The Guardian)"

    ISBN: 9781406334197
    ISBN-10: 1406334197
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 3+ years old
    For Grades: K - 3
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 40
    Published: 1st October 2011
    Dimensions (cm): 30.4 x 21.4  x 0.9
    Weight (kg): 0.46