Cartwheel moves to a new country with her auntie, and everything is strange: the animals, the plants–even the wind. An old blanket gives Cartwheel comfort when she’s sad–and a new blanket just might change her world. This multicultural story of friendship is about leaving home, moving to a foreign and strange place, and finding a new friend. It’s a story for all who have experienced change. Irena Kobald’s poetic text, paired with Kate Greenaway medalist Freya Blackwood’s powerful paintings, renders an emotional and heart-warming story about two children from diverse backgrounds coming together to become new friends.
The daughter of a painter and an architect, Freya Blackwood began drawing at a young age. She has collaborated with many wonderful authors, including Libby Gleeson, Margaret Wild, Jan Ormerod, Roddy Doyle, and Nick Bland. Freya won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for Harry and Hopper, and her books have been honored in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards many times. Visit her at FreyaBlackwood.com.au.
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