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The Book of Hopes

(2020)
Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
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. Raúf. A donation from the sale of each book will go to NHS Charities Together, in gratitude for the incredible efforts of all those who worked in hospitals over the quarantine period.

'An anthology on the theme of hope … it includes a rich range of images, poetry, stories and non-fiction' Stories to charm on endless days, Sunday Times

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain
Author(s): Katherine Rundell
ISBN: 1-5266-2988-7 / 978-1-5266-2988-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

November 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain
Author(s): Katherine Rundell - editor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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November 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain
Author(s): Katherine Rundell - editor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain
Author(s): Katherine Rundell - editor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain
Author(s): Katherine Rundell - editor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2020 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain
Author(s): Katherine Rundell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Availability: Amazon CA