The second children's book from the wonderful illustrator John Broadley, working with Booker-shortlisted novelist Mick Jackson, following their glorious debut picture book While You're Sleeping .
Mick Jackson's poetic prose and John Broadley's detailed and unique illustrations make this a special book to read again and again, and treasure for years to come. Beautifully illustrated in a limited colour palette, the winding, lyrical text follows a child's growth through travel - from crawling to walking, skating to biking and then on to trains, boats and planes. It also looks at the 'journey of life', how children grow and develop, how they choose their own routes through life, and make lasting memories as they go. Starting with the first time a baby comes home with its parents and ending with a grandparent reflecting on their life, it's a beautiful evocation of the journeys we all take through our lives.
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John Broadley has been active in illustration and small press publishing since the mid 1990s. He works mostly in pen and ink and collage. His work has most recently been used to decorate the interiors, menus and branding for Quo Vadis restaurant Soho. The food and drink theme has continued through to a range of packaging and ceramics for the Fine CheeseMore about John Broadley
Mick Jackson has published four adult novels and two collections of stories, all with Faber. His first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the Royal Society of Authors First Novel Award. Mick came to children's books late, through having his own kids. The children's books he most admires are quite eccentric, but unMore about Mick Jackson