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The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain

Children's, New & Recommended, Confident Readers, Fairy Tale & Gift Books
Hardback Published on: 01/10/2020
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Synopsis

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Children's Illustrated & Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2021

Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2020

In difficult times, what children really need is hope. And in that spirit, bestselling author Katherine Rundell emailed some of the children's writers and artists whose work she loved most:

'I asked them to write something very short, fiction or non-fiction, or draw something that would make the children reading it feel like possibility-ists: something that would make them laugh or wonder or snort or smile. The response was magnificent, which shouldn't have surprised me, because children's writers and illustrators are professional hunters of hope ... I hope that the imagination can be a place of shelter for children and that The Book of Hopes might be useful in that, even if only a little.'

This collection, packed with short stories, poems and pictures from the very best children's authors and illustrators, aims to provide just that. Within its pages you'll find animal friends from insects to elephants, high-flying grandmas, a homesick sprite, the tooth fairy, and even extra-terrestrial life. There are 133 contributions from authors and illustrators, including Anthony Horowitz, Axel Scheffler, Catherine Johnson, Jacqueline Wilson, Katherine Rundell, Lauren Child, Michael Morpurgo and Onjali Q. Rauf.

Proceeds from this book will be donated to NHS Charities Together, in gratitude for the incredible efforts of all those who worked in hospitals over the quarantine period. In respect of UK sales, this will be GBP2.10 and in respect of sales in other territories this will be 16% of net receipts (at least 62p). NHS Charities Together is a charity registered in England and Wales (registered charity no. 1186569).

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781526629883
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 588g
  • Dimensions: 216 x 153 mm

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The Book of Hopes
A beautiful book
I bought 1 of these books and have just ordered 3 more for my adult children. This is a beautiful book, very touching , I just love it and and have only r... READ MORE
Julia  Chedgey
The Book of Hopes
A beautiful, powerful and timely book about the strength of hope and the magic of storytelling.
A beautiful, powerful and timely book about the strength of hope and the magic of storytelling. Children's fiction is a hotbed of positivity and inspirat... READ MORE
Meg from Waterstones Swindon
The Book of Hopes
A stunning collection
The Book of Hopes is a beautiful collection of short stories, extracts, poems, illustrations and musings from so many amazing children’s authors, poets and... READ MORE
Nicola Webber
The Book of Hopes
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The Hopes book is not any type of specific book but it is really good to read throught a week because you starting a new story or poem everyday
Md Chowdhury