The Little Island (Paperback)
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The Little Island (Paperback)

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Paperback 32 Pages / Published: 02/04/2020
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Shortlisted for The Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2020! There was once a farm where all the animals were friends. Together they looked after the farm and each other. It wasn't perfect and they didn't always agree (animals almost never do). But the Geese have hatched a plan to leave the farm... will life be perfect for them now? A powerful modern-day fable for our times told with humour and warmth, and most importantly, hope. A story of building bridges not barriers, respect not resentment and of finding friendship, not fear. 'The Little Island eloquently illustrates the pitfalls of isolation... Clear, comic and ending on a hopeful note' Guardian 'Animal Farm for our times... a little island of sanity in the rising tide of insanity around us' Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo 'An allegory with a 'better together' theme' Sunday Times, Best Children's Books of 2019 'An elegantly written fable about division, with serious soul.' Sally Phillips 'I love it.,. the overall message is hope and the power of togetherness which is a lesson that many adults could do with hearing.' Dom Joly

Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781783449101
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 260 x 250 x 4 mm


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"The Little Island eloquently illustrates the pitfalls of isolation... Clear, comic and ending on a hopeful note, it's a helpful book for discussing Brexit with young children." * Guardian *
"Animal Farm for our times...This book, with its hopeful ending, is a little island of sanity in the rising tide of insanity around us. I hope it will have many readers and start many conversations... hopefully before all the bridges are torn down completely." * Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo *
"An allegory with a 'better together' theme . . . all with humorous expressions by illustrator Robert Starling" * Sunday Times, Best Children's Books of 2019 *
"There is humour and warmth, and the bright illustrations will really appeal to even the youngest readers. The message here is that compassion for others and strength in togetherness is what makes us thrive. The Little Island may raise as many questions as it answers, but that's precisely why global ideas should be introduced to children at such a young age." * Book Trust, Books We Love *
"An allegory laced with humour, packed with all too recognisable observations, and alarming hypothesis that ring resoundingly in the ears and hearts of readers young and old." * CLPE, Staff Picks 2019 *

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