King of the Sky
author: Nicola Davies
illustrator: Laura Carlin
A young Italian boy has moved to the Welsh hills with his family. He feels isolated and unhappy, a stranger in a strange land. It is only when he makes an unlikely friend, an old man who lets him fly one of his pigeons in a race, that he learns how he can belong. Nicola Daviesís beautiful story ó an immigrantís tale with powerful resonance in our troubled times ó is illustrated by an artist who makes the world anew with every picture.
In this tale of a young boy, an old man, and a dauntless pigeon, a lyrical text and extraordinary illustrations offer a gorgeous meditation on loneliness, belonging, and home.