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Going Home : Walker Classics - Margaret Wild

Going Home

Walker Classics

By: Margaret Wild, Wayne Harris (Illustrator)


Published: August 2009
For Ages: 3 - 5 years old
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RRP $16.99

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.

Margaret Wild

Margaret Wild was born in South Africa and came to Australia in 1972. She has been a journalist on newspapers and magazines, and she worked as a book editor in children's publishing for sixteen years, responsible for managing and commissioning a large range of titles. She lives in Sydney and now writes fulltime.

Margaret has written more than 70 books for children. Her books are published around the world and have won numerous awards.

Her books for Allen & Unwin include the two teenage novels, 'Jinx' and 'One Night', and most recently the picture book 'Ruby Roars'.

Margaret Wild has written more than seventy books and has been published around the world. Her numerous awards and distinctions include the Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award for Jenny Angel, illustrated by Anne Spudvilas; The Very Best of Friends, illustrated by Julie Vivas; and Fox, illustrated by Ron Brooks. In 2008 she received the Nan Chauncy Award for an outstanding contribution to children’s literature in Australia. A Bit of Company and Going Home, illustrated by Wayne Harris, were published in 2009 by Walker Books Australia as part of the Walker Classic series. Margaret Wild was the winner of the 2011 Lady Cutler Award.

Vampyre is a finalist in the 2012 Aurealis Awards in the CHILDREN’S FICTION (told primarily through pictures) category.

Visit Margaret Wild's Booktopia Author Page

ISBN: 9781921529047
ISBN-10: 1921529040
Series: Walker Classics
Audience: Children
For Ages: 3 - 5 years old
For Grades: PS - K
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: August 2009
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.7 x 25.3  x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.22