When Gavin takes his metal detector to a new playground to hunt for lost objects, he instead discovers a group of mysterious children who only appear after dark, and who tease him and try to persuade him to play with them until late into the night.
A collection of illustrated short stories, each one about the relationship of humans and the animals, both wild and domestic, that share the urban environment of the inner city.
Tales from the Inner City is a collection of incredibly original stories, rich with feeling, strangely moving, almost numinous. And when the reader comes to the artwork, it's like walking into an amazing room, and then throwing open a curtain to see a brilliant scene that...
Cicada tells the story of a hardworking little cicada who is completely unappreciated for what he does. But in the end, just when you think he's given up, he makes a transformation into something ineffably beautiful. A metaphor for growing up? A bit of inspiration for the unappreciated striver in all of us? Yes, yes, and more. -- from Amazon.
Originally published in Australia, these three beloved and acclaimed tales are now available in the U.S. For the first time The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, and the John Marsden classic The Rabbit are presented in their entirety with additional new artwork and an Author's Note.
"The images here are a selection from the hundreds sent in by children's book illustrators from all over the world for an exhibition entitled Migrations. Its aim is to express support for and solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of human migrants who face immense difficulties and dangers in their struggle to find a better and safer place to live."-- Page 8.