How to Heal a Broken Wing

Bob Graham

How to Heal a Broken Wing
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How to Heal a Broken Wing

Bob Graham

In a spare urban fable, Bob Graham brings us one small boy, one loving family, and one miraculous story of hope and healing. In the busy city, no one sees the bird lying on the pavement with a broken wing. No one, except a young boy named Will. With the help of his parents, Will takes the bird home to care for it. With rest, time, and a little hope, perhaps the bird will fly again. A paperback edition of a magical story, endorsed by Amnesty International UK.

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A pigeon flies into a skyscraper window, and in the busy grey city only one little child, with red jacket and golden hair, notices. He and his mother wrap the pigeon carefully in her scarf and carry it home, where with ‘rest, time and a little hope’ slowly, it heals. This is vintage Bob Graham, celebrating the everyday, noting small kindnesses, his seemingly simple illustrations revealing more with each reread. It is rare for a picture book by an Australian illustrator to be reprinted twice in America before publication. But not surprising. A picture book for 2-5 year olds, but really for all ages.

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