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Dedicated to the largely unsung, mostly unseen workers for young people in need, this evocative picture book by Libby Hathorn will stir hearts everywhere. With stunning illustrations by Gregory Rogers, this is the story of Shane and a cat with name as they wander the streets at night on their way home. In 1995, Gregory won the Kate Greenaway Medal for his illustrations in Way Home . He is the first, and to date the only, Australian illustrator ever to have won this prestigious British award.
Libby Hathorn is an award-winning Australian author of more than forty books for children. Her stories have been translated into several languages and adapted for stage and screen. Her work has won honours in Australia as well as in the United States, United Kingdom and Holland. Libby is currently working on a poetry collection, as well as a special arts project entitled 100 VIEWS in several schools, both here and internationally. She teaches Creative Writing part-time at Sydney University. For more information, you can visit her at www.libbyhathorn.com. Greg Rogers was born in 1957 in Brisbane, Australia. He studied Fine Art at the Queensland College of Art, and had his first major exhibition in 1983, the year in which he won the SGIO Art Award for photography. He illustrated his first book in 1988. He has won a number of awards for his pencil work, but likes to work with pastels, ink and watercolour too. In 1995 Greg won the Kate Greenaway Medal for his illustrations in WAY HOME. He is the first Australian illustrator ever to have won this prestigious British award.