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King of the Sky

King of the Sky

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Just one thing reminds the boy of home - the racing pigeons belonging to his neighbour, Mr Evans (a retired miner). The stunning illustrations capture the Welsh mining valley and St Peters Square, and the emotions those places evoke in the young boy. Nicola Davies is an award-winning author, whose many books for children include A First Book of Nature, Ice Bear, Big Blue Whale, Dolphin Baby, Bat Loves the Night and the Silver Street Farm series.

Now living under grey skies in a country where he feels an outsider, a young boy misses the blue sky, warm sun and of ice cream of his home in Rome. Nicola Davies's seemingly boundless enthusiasm for studying animals of all kinds has led her around the world--and fortunately for young readers, she is just as excited about sharing her interests through picture books. Yourself and Bob are much cherished in our booky world and I personally really appreciate everything that you do. It expands children's knowledge of the world - use it to explore immigration, maps, bird migration, mining, WW1.Evans puts a grey pigeon with a head “whiter than a splash of milk” into his young friend’s hands — a pigeon he believes is going to be a champion, one whose “eye blazed with fire. Steered north and west, finding his direction from the sun and the force that guides a compass needle.

An important story to share in current times, particularly in that this feeling of disorientation and even alienation could be familiar to children that have fled their countries, and found themselves unable to feel settled. Mr Evans chose one of his pigeons, and told the little boy that it was going to be a champion racer. There’s a gorgeous illustration of the boy crouched down, surrounded by pigeons (dreaming of his home back in Rome). But what do freedom and belonging mean in an age when immigration — that is, institutionalized otherness, divisiveness, and exclusion — is remapping humanity’s geopolitical and emotional landscape?This is a slow, dream-like, tender story of what it means to make a new home whilst always honouring the one left behind. Just one thing reminded me of home — of sunlight, fountains, and the vanilla smell of ice cream in my nonna’s gelateria. It’s a fantastic independent book seller that will actually be responsive and select appropriate books for you. The Bookseller * "In a story full of hope against adversity, King of the Sky tells how flying a homing pigeon helps a young boy comes to terms with his life in a strange country far, far from home.

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