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A warm-hearted story full of magic and intrigue from this world-renowned and much-loved picture-book creator.

The wheat is ripe, but the harvester is broken and a plague of locusts is on the way. It looks as if Jim and his mother may lose the farm. But when Jim shows kindness to a stranger, their fortunes are set to change in the most surprising way imaginable!

A warm-hearted story full of magic and intrigue from this world-renowned and much-loved picture-book creator.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143507253

    April 18, 2016

    Picture Puffin

    40 pages

    RRP $16.99

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Awards and Recognition

  • Australian Book Industry Awards
    2013
    Shortlisted
    Book of the Year for Younger Children
  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
    2013
    Shortlisted
    Young Children

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Graeme Base HB bindup
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Little Bug Books: Monkeys live in Trees
Little Bug Books: Cows say Moo
Little Bug Books: Pigs have piglets
My First Animalia
The Jewel Fish of Karnak
The Legend of the Golden Snail
Enigma
Jungle Drums
The Sign of the Seahorse
The Waterhole
The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery
My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch

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Doctor Who
Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK11)
Are We There Yet?
Animalia
I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You
Book With No Pictures
Everything, Everything
The Story About Ping
Tilly And The Time Machine
A Wrinkle In Time
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
Who Sank The Boat?
Koala Lou
Anne Of Green Gables
Our Australian Girl: The Grace Stories
The Last Peach
Snot Chocolate
Where's Spot?