Hamish Takes the Train

Daisy Hirst

Ages 3-5
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08 August 2019
9781509858811
40 pages
Synopsis

A touching tale about friendship and adventure featuring trains, cranes, a bear and a goose – the perfect bedtime story.

This richly layered story is perfect for reading out loud or for children who have just learned to read.

Hamish the bear and Noreen the goose lead a very good life in the country. They love to spend long days together, watching the trains whoosh past. But Hamish has always wondered what lies at the other end of the train tracks.

And so begins Hamish's adventure as he journeys to the city to explore new places, makes new friends and even gets himself a job on a building site. But ultimately, Hamish realizes how much he misses his home and his good friend, Noreen.

Hamish Takes the Train is a gorgeous, quirky story from rising star Daisy Hirst, who has been shortlisted for an AOI World Illustration Award and whose first picture book, The Girl With a Parrot on Her Head, was an Honor Book in the prestigious Ezra Jack Keats Awards. Daisy's artwork is expressive and beautifully textured, full of wry humour and real heart.

Quite unlike every other book we've seen about friendship, and missing home, a gorgeous tale so brilliantly put together from an epic talent in kidlit.

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