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Hom Jeanne Willis

Hom By Jeanne Willis

Hom by Jeanne Willis

Condition - Very Good
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Hom Summary

Hom by Jeanne Willis

Hom is the last of his kind. I don't know what kind of creature he is, and nobody knows he exists... apart from me. When a boy washes up on a desert island, he is sure he's on his own in the world. But there's someone else living there: Hom, a peace-loving creature who has lost his family, too. Alone on the island together, they learn from each other and become the best of friends. So when a rescue ship appears on the horizon, the boy has a big decision to make...

Hom Reviews

Jeanne Willis is one of our funniest writers for children, but she can do poignancy and tenderness with equal skill... Illustrator Paddy Donnelly creates a wonderfully lush and vibrant desert island, and his characters are equally warm and alive -- Andrea Reece * Lovereading *
Jeanne Willis is a writer who can assume different voices like wearing different hats... The theme of how society treats outsiders that loom different and come from different places will resonate... A lovely story for reading with children from 3 upwards. There is plenty of scope for book-based projects in infant classes and potentially the themes can be explored with children in the lower junior classes too -- Nikki Gamble * Just Imagine *
Hom will stay with you long after reading his wonderful story... This book has children hooked but is also a very deep book with lots of extremely important messages about the way society treats outsiders * Nourished by Books *
A gorgeously thoughtful tale of high adventure that will find a place in many hearts, HOM creates a whole new world of fun and reflection * Books for Keeps *
A beautiful story of a friendship that crosses language and prejudice * The Bookseller *

About Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis (Author) Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen at the age of 21, and has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who's in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle.Paddy Donnelly (Illustrator) Paddy Donnelly is an Irish illustrator with over 14 years experience and who now gets to make a living drawing dinosaurs - his 5 year old self is very happy about this. Coming from a graphic design background, Paddy works in various illustration styles, and also creates kids apps. Paddy's books have won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, the White Ravens Book Award and the Judge's Special Award at the Children's Books Ireland Book Awards and have been shortlisted for the KPMG Children's Books Ireland Award, and he was nominated for the World Illustrations Award. Paddy lives in Belgium with his family.

Additional information

Hom by Jeanne Willis
Used - Very Good
Andersen Press Ltd
Winner of Bishop's Stortford Award 2023 (UK) Nominated for CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2022 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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