I wake up in the morning and I don’t want to go to school.
Other kids like school, or at least don’t mind it much.
But I never want to go to school.
A gentle exploration of a child’s realisation that it is her individual differences and creativity that make her special. A beautifully told story from one of Australia’s finest writers, Sony Hartnett.
Blue Flower is my first collaboration with award winning author, Sonya Hartnett and released with Penguin Australia. The illustrations were created in watercolour and pencil with highlights in gouache.
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“Blue Flower is a gift to those children who feel different: the quiet, thoughtful children who yearn to understand themselves and the world around them, and chafe against the established structures of a daily school routine. It is a magical accomplishment from one of our finest writers, and highly recommended for ages 4+.”
“Highly recommended. A beautifully illustrated story which will resonate with both adults and children alike.”
“The gentle black pencil, water-coloured illustrations of children are worth poring over: the face and body of every child in the playground and in the classroom are expressive and distinctive. Evans is known internationally for his illustrations and is the right fit for Hartnett’s book.”
Publisher: Penguin Australia (Puffin)
Australian RRP: $24.99