Going Home

Author(s): Margaret Wild

Going to the Doctor/Dentist/Hospital

A reissue of the classic picture book about the power of imagination and hope in transcending one’s surroundings. Hugo is staying in hospital and is anxious to go home. From his bed overlooking the zoo, he hears the noises of the animals and begins daydreaming of a world outside the hospital. One by one, the animals invite him to join them – first an elephant, then a howler monkey, and finally a snow leopard – and he returns with tales of his adventures and ‘souvenirs’ for his envious sister. When it is finally time to go home, Hugo shares his secret with the other kids in the ward who then put on their slippers for their own imaginative adventures … •As with the other Walker Classics, this new edition will feature additional notes from the author and illustrator, as well as comments from a children’s book authority. •Powerful story about the resilience of children in using their imagination to escape / transcend their surroundings •• American Library Association Notable Children’s Book 1995

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As with the other Walker Classics, this new edition will feature additional notes from the author and illustrator, as well as comments from a children’s book authority.


Powerful story about the resilience of children in using their imagination to escape / transcend their surroundings


American Library Association Notable Children’s Book 1995

The very talented illustrator, Wayne Harris, lives in Newtown, Sydney, and has collaborated on many wonderful Australian picture books with authors such as Allan Baillie, Margaret Wild and Lisa Shanahan.

Margaret Wild is one of Australia’s most highly regarded and awarded children’s book authors. Some of her works include There's a Sea In My Bedroom, The Very Best of Friends, Old Pig, The Midnight Gang, Nighty Night!, Fox and Woolvs in the

General Fields

  • : 9781921529047
  • : Walker Books Australia
  • : Walker Books Australia
  • : June 2009
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 9-Aug
  • : Harris Wayne
  • : A823.4
  • : 40
  • : colour illustrations
  • : Margaret Wild
  • : Paperback