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King of the Sky

A powerful and beautifully illustrated story about migration and the meaning of home, from the award-winning team Nicola Davies and Laura Carlin.

A breathtaking new picture book by children’s author Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin, winner of the Bratislava Illustration Biennale and the Bologna Ragazzi Prize for Illustration.

Starting a new life in a new country, a young boy feels lost and alone ? until he meets an old man who keeps racing pigeons. Together they pin their hopes on a race across Europe and the special bird they believe can win it: King of the Sky. Nicola Davies?s beautiful story ? an immigrant?s tale with a powerful resonance in our troubled times ? is illustrated by Laura Carlin, an artist who makes the world anew with every picture. A musical adaptation of?King of the Sky?has already met with success on the stage, shown two years running at the Hay Festival and due to tour Welsh theatres next spring.


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