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How to Heal a Broken Wing - Bob Graham

How to Heal a Broken Wing

By: Bob Graham

Paperback | 1 February 2010

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When Will helps an injured bird, he learns that a little kindness can go a long way.

No one in the busy city sees the bird lying on the pavement, its wing broken. No one but a small boy called Will. He and his mum carry it home and, with time, rest, and a little bit of hope, the wing mends - and they set the bird free to soar over the city once more. A paperback edition of a magical story, endorsed by Amnesty International UK.
  • A poetic picture book full of hope and tenderness, from a multi-award-winning creator.
  • Bob Graham’s books have sold over 1.6 million copies worldwide!

About the Author

Bob Graham has written and illustrated many acclaimed children’s picture books, including Max (9780744598278), which won the 2000 Smarties Gold Medal, and Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child (9781844284825), which won the 2003 Kate Greenaway Medal. He has won the Australian Children’s Book of the Year Award an unprecedented three times.

Awards
U.S. Cybil Award 2008-2009, Fiction Picture Book Winner - Fiction Picture Books U.S. 2009 Baker's Dozen: the 13 Best Books for Family Literacy Inclusion on booklist U.S. Charlotte Zolotow Award WINNER US ALA Notable Children's Nomination 2009 Younger Readers List US 2009 Texas 2x2 Reading list AUS NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2009 Shortlisted for the Patricia Wrightson Award for Children's Literature AUS CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2009 Shortlisted for the Early Childhood Category AUS CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2009 Notable Book Picture Book Category UK Kate Greenaway Shortlisted US CCBC Choices 2009 Booklist List of 247 books reccommended. AUS Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2009 Shortlisted: Lower Primary Category US USBBY Outstanding International Books 2009 Booklist K-2
Industry Reviews
A warm hearted story ... young children will enjoy following the bird's recovery as well as all the details of a happy family home included in Graham's simple, assured illustrations. * The Bookseller *
Simple but evocative illustrations ... a memorable book for any child who cares for other living creatures. * The Northern Echo *
Poignantly told and visually rich, this narrative flies high... Exemplary use of color and perspective denote shifting moods, and thin lines enhance the vulnerability of this boy and his bird. Gently expressed and honestly delivered, this quiet, yet powerful story provides young readers with an affirming conclusion * School Library Journal, US *
A moving story with simple illustrations, few words and enormous opportunities for storytelling. * Nursery World *
Graham's Sempe-esque art is charming...I can imagine plenty of children finding it moving * The Irish Times *
A picture book classic * The Sun *