A young boy has moved from the vibrant sunshine and sweet smells of Rome to a small community in the grey coal mining valleys of Wales. He feels totally out of place, alone in a strange place, until he strikes up a relationship with Mr Evans, the elderly gentleman who keeps pigeons next door.
A heart warming tale of a young boy finding his place in a new country, that moved me to tears. The stunning illustrations capture the Welsh mining valley and St Peters Square, and the emotions those places evoke in the young boy. They show much more than is conveyed by Nicola’s carefully chosen words, allowing the reader to create their own stories within the story.
A brilliant book for exploring and understanding how immigrants and refugees might feel in a new country, and how we can help them to find their place.
Nicola Davies and Laura Carlin have created another outstanding picture book to be enjoyed by all ages.
I cannot read it without hearing the joy in Nicola’s voice when she told me how Mr Evans is based on her Grandad. Thank you so much for sharing your memories with me, and signing my copy for my School Bookshelf.