A reissue of the classic picture book about the power of imagination and hope in transcending one’s surroundings.
Hugo is staying in hospital and is anxious to go home. From his bed overlooking the zoo, he hears the noises of the animals and begins daydreaming of a world outside the hospital. One by one, the animals invite him to join them – first an elephant, then a howler monkey, and finally a snow leopard – and he returns with tales of his adventures and ‘souvenirs’ for his envious sister. When it is finally time to go home, Hugo shares his secret with the other kids in the ward who then put on their slippers for their own imaginative adventures …
About the Author
Margaret Wild is one of Australia’s most highly regarded and awarded children’s book authors. Some of her works include There's a Sea In My Bedroom, The Very Best of Friends, Old Pig, The Midnight Gang, Nighty Night!, Fox and Woolvs in the Sitee.
About the illustrator
Wayne Harris has illustrated over thirty books, including DragonQuest by Allan Baillie which was short-listed for Picture Book of the Year, Children’s Book Council of Australia. Many of his other illustrated books have also received Notable Book status from the Children’s Book Council of Australia. Wayne is also a book designer, winning the APA Best Designed Picture Book of the Year Award for A Bit of Company by Margaret Wild, Gordon’s Got a Snookie by Lisa Shanahan and Two Bullies by Junko Morimoto. He was short-listed in the 1995 NSW Premier’s Award for writing Judy and the Volcano, the same year Going Home was named an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book. He enjoys teaching design and illustration and also working as a part-time designer for Walker Books Australia.
Series: Walker Classics
For Ages: 3 - 5 years old
For Grades: PS - K
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: August 2009
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.7 x 25.3 x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.22