An original, allegorical fairy tale with multiple themes, including the enduring power of a promise, and the manifested wisdom of living a simple life, close to the earth.
About the author:
Richard Dove is a husband, father, poet and author. His widely celebrated picture book, Us Karen, was lauded by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who launched the book from her Canberra office. After a long career with Victoria Police, building the relationship between police and culturally diverse communities, Richard is now enjoying his dream job of coordinating the settlement of refugees in Melbourne's west - and writing stories.
About the illustrator:
In her Melbourne studio, Kyoko works with a range of mediums, such as printmaking, papercut, puppetry, bookbinding and ceramics. On her daily walk with her dog Hank, she likes to imagine the stories of our often-overlooked neighbours, like the weeds, insects and pebbles that fill our everyday lives. Through her work, Kyoko combines her memories of her childhood in Japan with the stories of these tiny neighbours, to endeavour to make sense of the world we live in, and imagine the worlds we cannot see with our own eyes.