When a boy grows up and leaves home to follow his dreams, he meets a peddler of dreams the like of which he has never imagined.
But these dreams come at a cost, including all the boy holds dear. Only the redeeming emotion of regret can heal him. This powerful, sparsely told fable can read on many levels.
Irena Kobald was born in Austria and has lived in several countries, including the former USSR, and she currently lives in the desert regions of Australia. Kobald’s first picture-book, My Two Blankets with Freya Blackwood, won multiple awards and was translated into more than a dozen languages, including Arabic.
Christopher Nielsen is an award-winning Sydney illustrator with a love for weathered surfaces and vintage design. He specialises in advertising, editorial, corporate, hand lettering, children’s books, packaging and publishing illustration. Previous picture-books are Ponk! and Once Upon an ABC.