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Longing carries a lone robin home for Christmas in a tender, universal tale that will resonate with families anticipating a joyful holiday reunion.

A plucky robin, lost and alone, sets out on an epic journey, guided only by a call in his heart saying “come home!” He wills his wings to beat faster, lifting him over great mountains and dark forests, through blinding blizzards and rolling fog, across the wide, wild sea. Can he find his way back to his family in time for Christmas? Combined with Kerry Hyndman’s striking illustrations of the red-breasted bird against a sweeping, snowy terrain, Michael Morpurgo’s poetic narrative will stir any reader who has ever yearned to reunite with loved ones or welcome them home.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781536200423
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Michael Morpurgo is an Officer of the Order of the British Empire and a former U.K. Children's Laureate. He is the best-selling author of more than 130 books for children. He and his wife, Clare, started the charity Farms for City Children, which runs three farms in Great Britain, each offering children and teachers from urban primary schools the chance to live and work in the countryside for a week. Michael Morpurgo lives in Devon, England.

Kerry Hyndman is an illustrator and mapmaker. She has a degree in fine art from Newcastle University and an MA in illustration from Kingston University. She lives in London.

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