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A Bus Called Heaven

A Bus Called Heaven

One morning it appeared, out of nowhere, sitting right outside Stella's house - a broken, old bus. On the front of it, held up with packing tape, is a hand-painted sign that says, Heaven . How did it get there? Everyone wonders... but no one knows. Then, out from the shadows step... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781406334197
Barcode 9781406334197
Published 1 October 2011 by Walker Books
Format Hardback
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Author(s) Illustrated by Graham, Bob
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ISBN-13 9781406334197
ISBN-10 1406334197
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 October 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Graham, Bob
Category Picture Storybooks
CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2012
CBCA Book of the Year Finalists 2012: Picture Books
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 214mm
Height: 307mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 460g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code NZ505349

Description of this Book

One morning it appeared, out of nowhere, sitting right outside Stella's house - a broken, old bus. On the front of it, held up with packing tape, is a hand-painted sign that says, Heaven . How did it get there? Everyone wonders... but no one knows. Then, out from the shadows steps Stella, normally so shy. She climbs onto the bus and, in a moment, sees everything that it could become: This bus could be ours , she says. And so, the lonely old bus - with the help of some colourful graffiti - becomes a hub of activity. People come together to hold meetings, play games and share stories; sparrows nest where the engine used to be and snails make their little homes under the tyres. But one day a tow truck arrives and threatens to take away not just the bus, but everything that everyone has worked so hard to create. Can Stella save the day? This is a beautiful story about friendship, the strength of community and a little girl who finally comes into her own. Bob Graham's books have sold over two million copies worldwide! Heaven is endorsed by Amnesty International UK.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Graham's books bubble with good humour and the knowledge that there are many ways of looking at the world provided you keep an open mind. (The Guardian)

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Author's Bio

Bob Graham has written and illustrated many acclaimed children's picture books, including How to Heal a Broken Wing; Max, which won the 2000 Smarties Gold Medal, and his most recent picture book, April Underhill, Tooth Fairy which was shortlisted for the 2011 Kate Greenaway Medal. He has won the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award an unprecedented three times. He lives in Victoria, Australia.

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