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From picture-book creators Margaret Wild and Freya Blackwood comes this celebration of things that can't be destroyed by bombs or fire. A haunting and beautiful tale of the power of words, the importance of stories and the resilience of the human spirit. For readers of any age.

From two of our most talented picture-book creators comes this celebration of things that can't be destroyed by bombs or fire. A haunting and beautiful tale of the power of words, the importance of stories and the resilience of the human spirit.

As war rages, Peter and his father flee their home, taking with them a treasure box that holds something more precious than jewels. They journey through mud and rain and long cold nights, and soon their survival becomes more important than any possessions they carry.

But as the years go by, Peter never forgets the treasure box, and one day he returns to find it...

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143506904

    January 30, 2017

    Picture Puffin (AU YR)

    32 pages

    RRP $14.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
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    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

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  • Hardback

    9780670073658

    January 30, 2013

    Viking (AU YR)

    32 pages

    RRP $24.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • 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

    9781743481554

    March 25, 2013

    Penguin eBooks (AU YR)

    32 pages

    Online retailers

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

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Awards and Recognition

  • Queensland Literary Awards
    2013
    Shortlisted
    Children's Book
  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2014
    Shortlisted
    Picture Book

Also by Margaret Wild

There's a Sea in My Bedroom
Davy and the Duckling
Leo the Littlest Seahorse
Big Red Hen and the Little Lost Egg
Chatterbox
Miss Lily's Fabulous Pink Feather Boa

Recommendations

Where The Wild Things Are
I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You
One Very Tired Wombat
Too Many Elephants in this House
The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book
There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake
Animalia
Why I Love Footy
Where Is The Very Hungry Caterpillar?
LGB Scuffy The Tugboat And His Adventures Down The River
Koala Lou
LGB The Poky Little Puppy
Peppa Pig: Bounce and Play: Sticker Activity Book
LGB I'm A T. Rex!
Lgb The Tale Of Peter Rabbit
LGB The Little Red Hen
Lgb My First Counting Book
Lgb The Fire Engine Book
Lgb The Hug Book
LGB The Fuzzy Duckling