It's night and the dark is filled with strange sounds as Shane makes his way home. On a fence he finds a stray cat that at first growls and spits at him. But Shane talks and strokes the kitten to calmness, and decides to take the 'Spitfire, Kitten Number One,' home with him. No gang of boys, or avenue of dense traffic, or fierce dog can stop Shane carrying his new found friend to the place he calls home. Greg Rogers' sensitive use of charcoal and pastel create Shane and his cat in splendid city-at-night time scenes.
"The powerful paintings draw reader and watcher in." Evening Standard "Dark and dramatic ... streetwise and inventive ..." Guardian "It's not only a purrfect picture book to pore over - it's a powerful story too." Daily Telegraph "An exciting read for older children." -- Anthony Browne Financial Times "Way Home is a terrific book." -- Raymond Briggs T. E. S.
For Ages: 4 - 12 years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 23rd January 2003
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 30.4 x 23.1 x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.22