Children's Books

The Journey Home

A beautifully illustrated story, now available in hardcover, from a star in children's books with a powerful message of conservation and protection of animal welfare.

When a solitary Polar Bear realizes there is no food for him in the Arctic, and that all the ice is melting, he decides to go for a swim to find some. Along the way, he finds a boat and sails across the ocean to the city, where he meets other endangered animals who all climb into the boat with him: an Orangutan who is surrounded by tree stumps, an Elephant who is trying to out-run a poacher, and a Panda without a home. Together, they cross the seas in search of a place they can all call home. They finally come to a beautiful island and meet a Dodo, who explains that they cannot return home until the trees are replanted, the ice stops melting, and the poachers stop hunting for tusks. What will tomorrow bring?

The Journey Home is a lyrical, thoughtful tale with real heart and a strong environmental message.

About The Author

Frann Preston-Gannon is a London-based illustrator who graduated from Kingston University in 2010. In 2011 she was the U.K.'s first recipient of a Sendak Fellowship and spent a month in residence working with the great Maurice Sendak at his home in Connecticut, USA. She worked on The Journey Home during her stay. It was her first picture book, first published in the U.K. in 2012. Since then, she has become a star in the picture book world.

  • Publish Date: February 04, 2020
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction - Science & Nature - Environment
  • Publisher: Pavilion Children's
  • Trim Size: 10-1/2 x 10-1/2
  • Pages: 32
  • US Price: $16.95
  • CDN Price: $22.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-84365-449-0

Author Bookshelf: Frann Preston-Gannon