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A magical and thought-provoking storybook by Pamela Allen about the nature of freedom. A truly beautiful and haunting story for school-age children that will stay in the mind of readers long after the covers are closed.

In a little house in a dark forest, a toymaker lives all alone.  One day, a small brown bird bears the magic sounds of the toymaker's violin, and flies down to him.

Together they make music so enchanting that even the trees shiver and murmur in wonder.

From one of Australia's favourite picture-book creators comes a hauntingly beautiful tale of freedom and love.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143305965

    April 24, 2013

    Picture Puffin

    32 pages

    RRP $14.99

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Who Sank The Boat?
Mr McGee & the Biting Flea
A Bag and a Bird
Hetty's Day Out
Alexander's Outing
Mr McGee and the Elephants
Mr Mcgee
Who Sank the Boat? and Other Stories
The Big Fish
The Man With the Messy Hair
One Sunday
Fat Ferdie
Bertie
The Little Old Man Who Looked Up At The Moon
Nana's Colours
My Buggy Book of Animals
Where's The Gold?
Grandpa and Thomas and the Green Umbrella
Shhh! Little Mouse
Is Your Grandmother A Goanna?
Mr McGee and the Perfect Nest
Mr McGee and the Big Bag of Bread
The Potato People
Grandpa and Thomas