What You Need to Be Warm

What You Need to Be Warm

Hardback Published on: 26/10/2023
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What You Need to Be Warm
Heartwarming and beautifully illustrated
I just love the layout and careful use of page space in this graphic poetry book. Marie-Alice Harel's illustration is one I could just stare at for days, a... READ MORE
Esmé Sawyer
What You Need to Be Warm
Full Of Humanity
What You Need To Be Warm is a book that contrasts the simplest of pleasures with the hardships so many are facing around the world. Gaiman's poem, culled f... READ MORE
What You Need to Be Warm
‘You have the right to be here’
As we move into the winter months, alongside the conflicts happening across the world right now, What You Need To Be Warm perfectly illustrates that althou... READ MORE
Nicola O'Donnell
What You Need to Be Warm
A wonderfully curated and heartwarming poem about welcome that highlights the hardships many people around the world are facing and the things that may see... READ MORE
Jessica Kingsley
What You Need to Be Warm
A warm and inviting light in the dark
What You Need to be Warm is a beautiful poem of welcome from Neil Gaiman. His words remind us of those little feelings of warmth, safety and love that we a... READ MORE
Lisa Hurd


Sometimes it only takes a stranger in a dark place ... to say we have the right to be here, to make us warm in the coldest season. In 2019, Neil Gaiman asked his Twitter followers: 'What reminds you of warmth?' Over 1,000 responses later, Neil began to weave replies from across the world into a poem in aid of the UNHCR's winter appeal. It revealed our shared desire to feel safe, welcome and warm in a world that can often feel frightening and lonely. Now publishing in hardback and illustrated by a group of artists from around the world, What You Need to Be Warm is an exploration of displacement and flight from conflict through the objects and memories that represent warmth. It is about our right to feel safe, whoever we are and wherever we are from. It is about holding out a hand to welcome those who find themselves far from home. Featuring new, original illustrations from Chris Riddell, Benji Davies, Yuliya Gwilym, Nadine Kaadan, Daniel Egnéus, Pam Smy, Petr Horácek, Beth Suzanna, Bagram Ibatoulline, Marie-Alice Harel, Majid Adin and Richard Jones, as well as an eye-catching cover from acclaimed illustrator, Oliver Jeffers.  Sales of every copy of this book will help support the work of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, which helps forcibly displaced communities and stateless people across the world.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781526660619
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Dimensions: 219 x 167 mm

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