A Boy Like Me

by Libby Hathorn

On Sale: 02/01/2013

A Boy Like Me

by Libby Hathorn

illustrated by Bruce Whatley

On Sale: 02/01/2013


About the Book

A beautiful book about peace and the places we can find it.Ages: 6+
'Peace can be foundand touched and heard.I know I'll always find you,brave and welcome bird ...'Fragile and sometimes fleeting, peace can be sought and found in all of us. A BOY LIKE ME is a beautiful and inspiring story about finding peace no matter who, or where, we are.Libby Hathorn is the celebrated author of more than fifty children's books, some of which have been translated, as well as adapted for opera, stage and screen. Bruce Whatley is one of Australia's best-loved and most talented children's book illustrators. Both Libby and Bruce have won numerous awards for their work.Ages:6+

Critical Praise

"Libby Hathorn and Bruce Whatley have teamed up to tackle very difficult subject matter in an inventive and evocative way in A BOY LIKE ME, We see the world through a young boy’s eyes in all its harshness and beauty, and the reader is shown the kernel from which hope springs as well as the barrenness of the world without it. A BOY LIKE ME is one of those picture books which speaks to the reader’s soul and illuminates, for a short time, the bigger picture-the role which peace plays in giving humanity hope. Beautiful poetry by Hathorn is accompanied by emotive illustrations by Whatley to convey the hope and salvation offered through peace. Retailers will find this a difficult book to promote as it doesn’t fit easily into the children’s picture book category and could quite comfortably sit in the gift book or motivational sections of a book store. However, difficulties in promotion will be surpassed by this book’s potential appeal to a wide cross section of readers. A BOY LIKE ME is sure to feature on award lists in 2012 and will impress any adult reader who takes the time to be embraced by its warmth."BOOKSELLER AND PUBLISHER‘a beautiful and inspiring story about finding peace no matter who, or where we are.’QUEENSLAND TIMES -


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781743099438
  • ISBN 10: 1743099436
  • Imprint: ABC Books
  • On Sale: 02/01/2013
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:17.36 CAD
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Environment
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Birds

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