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The Child of Dreams

Irena Brignull Richard Jones



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Walker Books
07 July 2021
A moving picture book that celebrates family and belonging, from acclaimed screenwriter Irena Brignull. A little girl wants to know where she came from and why she doesn't have a father. When her mother cannot tell her, the girl decides to find out for herself. Her journey leads her on a quest through the woods, tracing her own story back to its source with the help of the animals she meets, until she discovers what truly matters in making a family. A timeless story with sumptuous illustrations, this picture book will be shared and treasured by all families whatever their shape or size.

A joy to pore over. The Irish Independent, Children's Books of the Year
By:   Irena Brignull
Illustrated by:   Richard Jones
Imprint:   Walker Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 270mm,  Width: 192mm,  Spine: 5mm
Weight:   255g
ISBN:   9781406392807
ISBN 10:   1406392804
Pages:   56
Publication Date:   07 July 2021
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Irena Brignull is an acclaimed screenwriter and novelist. She wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-nominated film The Boxtrolls and adapted Skellig for Sky. This is her first picture book for Walker. Richard Jones grew up in the Midlands but moved to Devon to study illustration at the University of Plymouth and never went home again. His previous books for Walker include The Squirrels' Busy Year and Bird Builds a Nest in the Science Storybook series.

Reviews for The Child of Dreams

The illustrations glow with unusual colours like teal and amber, making the pages a joy to pore over. * The Irish Independent, Children's Books of the Year * A touching tale of love, family and belonging, this picturebook features beautiful, colourful illustrations of nature that take the reader, alongside the heroine, on a poetic and emotional journey. * Children's Books Ireland - Mind Yourself *

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