An atmospheric exploration of a child’s anxiety by the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen Medal Winner.
One night a boy is woken by a terrible sound. A storm is breaking, lightning flashing across the sky. In the morning Dad is gone and Mum doesn’t seem to know when he’ll be back. The next day Mum asks her son to take a cake to his sick grandma. “Don’t go into the forest,” she warns. “Go the long way round.” But, for the first time, the boy chooses to take the path into the forest, where he meets a variety of fairy tale characters and discovers the fate of his father.
An extraordinary book tacking painful emotion... A tonic, even for children with reason to be insecure." The Observer; "Seems likely to be counted as one of [Anthony Browne's] most significant works." The Children's Bookseller"
For Ages: 5 - 8 years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 5th September 2005
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 5.2 x 25.6 x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.21