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My Two Blankets : Winner of the 2015 CBCA for Picture Books - Irena Kobald

My Two Blankets

Winner of the 2015 CBCA for Picture Books

By: Irena Kobald, Freya Blackwood (Illustrator)


Published: 1st February 2014
For Ages: 3+ years old
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RRP $24.95

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Winner of the 2015 Children's Book Council Award for Picture Books.

Product Description

Cartwheel has arrived in a new country, and feels the loss of all she's ever known.

She creates a safe place for herself under an ‘old' blanket made out of memories and thoughts of home.

As time goes on, Cartwheel begins to weave a ‘new' blanket, one of friendship and a renewed sense of belonging. It is different from the old blanket, but it is eventually just as warm and familiar.

About the Author

Irena Kobold has been a teacher and writer in the Northern Territory. She has a Master's degree in Russian.

About the Illustrator

Freya Blackwood is a rising star in the Australian and international children's book scene. She is a multi-award winning illustrator and has most recently illustrated Her Mother's Face, written by Roddy Doyle. Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House is her second book with Little Hare. The adorable Ivy Gives written and illustrated by Freya is being published in Board Book in September 2010!


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A lovely story


from Sydney, AU

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


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    • Younger Readers

    Comments about My Two Blankets:

    A beautiful story about a refugee family moving to a new country and a little girl learning to feel comfortable in her new home. Includes themes of friendship and has beautiful artwork.

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    ISBN: 9781921714764
    ISBN-10: 192171476X
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 3+ years old
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 32
    Published: 1st February 2014
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 21.2  x 0.9
    Weight (kg): 0.39
    Edition Number: 1