Chalk Boy

Margaret Wild, illustrated by Mandy Ord
AUD $24.99

A soulful and heartwarming story about what happens when a pavement artist's drawing comes to life.

SHORT-LISTED: CBCA Picture Book of the Year, 2019

Barnaby is a pavement artist. This morning he started drawing me. I have a head that can think, eyes that can see, ears that can hear and legs that can run. Best of all, I have a heart that can feel. Thank you, Barnaby.

Award-winning writer Margaret Wild compresses epic themes into a poetic, poignant story, vividly brought to life by Mandy Ord's distinctive, dynamic art.

Author bio:

MARGARET WILD's thoughtful, award-winning children's books have been published with great success in many countries. They include Old Pig (shortlisted, CBCA Picture Book of the Year), Fox (winner, CBCA Picture Book of the Year), The Dream of the Thylacine (honour book, CBCA Picture Book of the Year), and On the Day You Were Born, all illustrated by Ron Brooks, plus many more. Margaret has been the recipient of the Nan Chauncy Award and the Lady Cutler Award for her contributions to Australian Literature.

MANDY ORD has had a passion for comics for as long as she can remember. Her involvement with the local underground comic community has inspired the production of a range of self-published mini-comics, as well as contributions to local and international comic anthologies. She calls Melbourne home and finds endless inspiration within it. Her books include Rooftops, NY and Sensitive Creatures.

Category: Children's
ISBN: 9781760630683
Awards: Shortlisted Griffith University Children's Book Award - Queensland Literary Awards 2019 AU; Shortlisted Picture Book of the Year, CBCA Awards 2019 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: June 2018
Page Extent: 32
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 5 - 8
Subject: Children's, Teenage & educational

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