The poesy ring flew high, caught by the wind. And with the breeze in its tail, the horse turned and galloped. The ring tumbled end over end, and settled deep in a meadow over the sea...
From the multi-award winning Bob Graham comes a romantic, hopeful and exquisitely-illustrated story, perfect for giving as a gift to the one that you love. It's 1830 in County Kerry, Ireland, and a gold ring is thrown into the wind by a young woman on a black horse... And as the seasons pass, and then the years, the little treasure finds itself on the most astonishing journey, finally settling at the bottom of a deep sea. Will the ring, inscribed with “love never dies”, ever fulfil its destiny, and find the finger of a woman truly loved?
About the Author
- A picture book to give as a Valentine's, engagement or wedding present.
- Another life and love-affirming story from the picture book master that is Bob Graham.
- A story about a little treasure that makes an extraordinarily big journey. A story which celebrates the idea that we all end up where we need to be, no matter how long that may take...
Bob Graham is a Kate Greenaway-winning author-illustrator who has written and illustrated many acclaimed children's picture books including How to Heal a Broken Wing
, How the Sun Got to Coco's House
, Jethro Byrde: Fairy Child
and April Underhill: Tooth Fairy
. A Bus Called Heaven
is endorsed by Amnesty International UK and was the winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award – a prize Bob has won an unprecedented six times. Silver Buttons
was awarded a prestigious Prime Minister's Literary Award in Australia. Bob lives in Melbourne.
"Full of warmth, [...] a touching and romantic tale perfect for all on Valentine's Day." * Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading 4 Kids *
"For proof that picture books can accommodate a great sweep of place, time and emotion, consider the work of Bob Graham. His stories focus on a detail and open up, like a camera zooming out, until we see a whole panorama. [...] Simply drawn, with muted colours, big scenes and faces with blobby noses, this also has Graham's characteristic compassion." * The Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week *
"[...] a warm triumph; this small, apparently simple story is another of those that contains multitudes." -- Bob Graham * The Times Literary Supplement *
"Enduring and optimistic, it reminds us that quite literally,m as well as emotionally, love never dies. A wonderfully enriching reading experience, beautifully illustrated." * Carousel *
"A wonderfully enriching reading experience, beautifully illustrated." * Counsel *