A Place to call Home

“A great picture book … is as rare as hens’ teeth. So it is with great joy that I can add one more to the list… This is a wonderful book” – The Times

An epic picture book about a brave band of brothers, lost and looking for a new home. Will they find it, across the sea, the mountains, the desert, through endless labyrinths and beyond the edge of the world where strange beasts are lurking?

And will they stay together?

And how will they know where they are going if they are all wearing protective helmets?

Find out in this book, which made me laugh like nothing else I ever illustrated (hence the wobbly lines in places), and which Alexis Deacon wrote because he knows I like to draw epic hamsters.

Published by

  • Walker Books  (UK)
  • Candlewick Press (US)
  • Walker Books (Australia)
  • Gerstenberg Verlag (Deutschland)
  • Also published in other languages

“This collaboration between two Bookseller favourites is a real treat. An epic adventure of seven furry brothers in search of a new home, with all the humour and innovation you would expect.” – Bookseller
“This endearing and engaging picture book about growing up is told with gentle humour and illustrated by Best New Illustrator Viviane Schwarz’s blend of painting and photography.” –Booktrust
“(a) humorous mini-epic … Schwarz uses a mixture of illustrations and photography to great effect and gives each creature a distinct persona.”  The Herald
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