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Set in New York, this gorgeous children's picture book by Gus Gordon is a story about friendship, life in the big city, and following your dreams.

Set in New York, this gorgeous picture book by Gus Gordon is a story about friendship, life in the big city, and following your dreams.

This is a tale about a big city.

It's a tale of hotdogs and music and the summertime subway breeze.

It's a tale of singing on rooftops and toffees that stick to your teeth.

But most of all, it's the tale of Herman and Rosie.
'Herman and Rosie is a beautiful, funny and quirky story of two unique souls who are destined to meet.' Manly Daily

'A beautiful, soulful and quirky tale, romantic and hopeful, with a big heart.' Newcastle Herald

'Gordon has created a bittersweet tale of solitude, longing and new beginnings in a complex story that asks a lot from the reader and richly rewards in return...very highligh recommended for ages 4 to 9 years.' Web Child

'Clever, sweet and brilliant in every way.' William Yeoman, The Weekend West

'An urban love story which touches the heart and stirs the imagination.' Canberra Times

'Quirky, soulful and alive . . . a book to treasure, like a favourite song.' Markus Zusak

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143507277

    November 16, 2016

    Picture Puffin

    36 pages

    RRP $14.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781743482889

    May 22, 2013

    Penguin eBooks

    32 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

Awards and Recognition

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2013
    Honour Award
    Picture Book
  • Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature
    2014
    Shortlisted
    Children's Literature
  • Sakura Medal (Japan)
    2014
    Nominated
    Children's Book