CBCA Picture Book of the Year Awards Winner 2012
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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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.
A warm, wonderful book about community, family and an old bus.
"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)"
For Ages: 3+ years old
For Grades: K - 3
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 1st October 2011
Dimensions (cm): 30.8 x 21.5 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.446