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Travel Bug, The - Benjamin Gilmour


Published: 30th January 2017
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The journey of a bug with an identity crisis

A strange little bug doesn't know who he is or where he's from. Even his name is a mystery. So he sets off to seek answers. He journeys the world meeting wonderful creatures, seeing amazing sights and eating delicious food. Adventures he has, but still no one knows what insect he is. Maybe, just maybe, the path he is on is the answer he seeks. The Travel Bug is a gently philosophical picture book about identity, fate, the joy of travelling, and the discovery of kindness and kinship across cultures.

About the Author

Benjamin Gilmour won numerous poetry awards in his late teens and at the age of nineteen was the youngest poet to be published in literary journals Quadrant, Island and Going Down Swinging. His first anthology of poetry was published in 1998. Since then, Benjamin has travelled the world, worked as a paramedic, directed the critically acclaimed feature film Son of a Lion and published Warrior Poets (Allen & Unwin), a narrative non-fiction work about his experiences making the film in Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.

Benjamin’s most recent book is Paramedico (HarperCollins, 2013) about paramedics around the world. A film of the same name screened at the Sydney Film Festival and was nominated for the Foxtel Best Documentary Award, 2012.



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A fun little tail about difference


from Sydney, Australia

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read


    Best Uses

    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Travel Bug:

    My girls love this book. The travel bug takes us on a journey around the globe with a bug that is trying to find its clan. Good to show children different places in the world and a way to introduce that we are all unique.

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    ISBN: 9780143780137
    ISBN-10: 0143780131
    Audience: Children
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 32
    Published: 30th January 2017
    Publisher: Random House Australia
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 29.0 x 22.7  x 0.9
    Weight (kg): 0.35
    Edition Number: 1