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King of the Sky

By Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Laura Carlin
Published by Walker


Price £7.99
Publisher Walker

This second collaboration between author Nicola Davies and illustrator Laura Carlin, following the successful The Promise is another sensitive and subtle picture book. Words and pictures combine to evoke a Welsh mining town where a boy feels excluded and misses his Italian home. He develops a bond with a retired miner who keeps racing pigeons and the boy comes to a fresh understanding of the meaning of belonging.

This book was used on our Inspiring Writing KS2 course.

See also: Sweet Pizza by G. R. Gemin. Nosy Crow £6.99 9780857636300