My Two Blankets (HB)

Author(s): Irena Kobald

Picture Books

Cartwheel has arrived in a new country, and feels the loss of all she's ever known. She creates a safe place for herself under an 'old blanket' made out of memories and thoughts of home. As time goes on, Cartwheel begins to weave a new blanket, one of friendship and a renewed sense of belonging. It is different from the old blanket, but it is eventually just as warm and familiar. This beautiful tale about friendship and culture, paired with award-winning Freya Blackwood's stunning illustrations makes for the most exquisite book.


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Freya Blackwood is a rising star in the international world of children's books. She was born in Edinburgh and grew up in Orange in NSW, Australia. Freya's illustrations for Two Summers won the Crichton Award in 2004 and the book was shortlisted for the Picture Book of the Year Award in the Children's Book Council of Australia 2004 awards. Emily Rapunzel's Hair was shortlisted in the Early Childhood section of the Children's Book Council of Australia 2006 awards. Her latest book Amy & Louis, which won the 2007 CBCA Picture Book of the Year for Younger Readers, was written by Libby Gleeson and has been published in Australia, the US, Germany, France and Korea. Freya has just illustrated a book written by Roddy Doyle which was published by Arthur A. Levine Books. Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House, written by Libby Gleeson was published in October 2009 by Little Hare and has been shortlisted for the 2010 CBCA Early Childhood book of the year. In October 2010 Little Hare will be publishing Maudie and Bear, a picture book with renowned children's book writer, Jan Omerod. Having spent many years living in Wellington, New Zealand Freya now lives in Orange with her little girl Ivy, who was the inspiration behind her picture book Ivy Loves to Give (Little Hare, September 2010). Freya is also the illustrator for the award-winning Look, a Book! and the forthcoming Go to Sleep, Jessie! (both written by Libby Gleeson).

General Fields

  • : 9781921714764
  • : Hardie Grant Egmont
  • : Little Hare
  • : October 2013
  • : Australia
  • : February 2014
  • : April 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 29
  • : illustrations
  • : Irena Kobald
  • : Hardback
  • : 214
  • : Freya Blackwood
  • : en
  • : 823.92