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The Resource King of the Sky, Nicola Davies ; illustrated by Laura Carlin

King of the Sky, Nicola Davies ; illustrated by Laura Carlin

Label
King of the Sky
Title
King of the Sky
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Davies ; illustrated by Laura Carlin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A powerful and beautifully illustrated story about migration and the meaning of home, from the award-winning team behind The Promise. 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' beautiful story - an immigrant's tale with a powerful resonance in our troubled times - is illustrated by 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
Summary
When a young boy moves from his home in Italy to Wales, the only thing that cheers him up are the racing pigeons that Mr. Evans keeps in a loft behind his house
Theme
Tone
Illustration
Award
New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10596837
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Nicola
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Carlin, Laura
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrant children
  • Racing pigeons
  • Older men
  • Friendship
Target audience
juvenile
Label
King of the Sky, Nicola Davies ; illustrated by Laura Carlin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059951116
Dimensions
24 x 28 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781406348613
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)987005987
Label
King of the Sky, Nicola Davies ; illustrated by Laura Carlin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059951116
Dimensions
24 x 28 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781406348613
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)987005987

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