One in a series of six illustrated short stories about young people growing up in the countryside.
Books in the series:
- Flying Free
- The Little Mistake
- A Boy’s Best Friend
- The Mountain Lamb
- Pretend Cows
Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose many books for children include Perfect (2017 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Longlist), The Pond (2018 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Longlist), the Shadows and Light series, The Word Bird, Animal Surprises, Into the Blue and The Secret of the Egg.
Cathy Fisher’s first published books with Graffeg include Perfect, followed by The Pond, both written by Nicola Davies. Cathy has been a teacher and practicing artist all her life, living and working in the UK, Seychelles and Australia.
‘Beautifully told and full of warmth, Nicola’s short tale of love, change and adjusting to a new life, will speak to everyone, especially those who have had to leave much of what they love to start a new life elsewhere. Cathy Fisher’s delicately worked black, white and grey illustrations further add to the atmosphere of the telling.’ Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub
‘a fantastic, short read about an outdoorsy boy who loves animals but finds school difficult. Many children will relate to Clinton’s “zoning out” at school, and realise that non-academic skills are just as valuable.’ Booktrust, Books We Love August 2020