Book Description

Mali wishes to have a real adventure outside the comfort of his home, but he is unsure. With the help of a magical wind, he is drawn outside to experience the world through sounds, smell, and feel before being transported to a magical place, where he meets a monkey who needs help being brave, too. This whimsical journey, with simple and charming digital collage illustrations, is a story about finding the courage to step outside one’s comfort zone and shows how a child can find confidence through exploration and being independent, plus the strength to help others who lack confidence. While Mali is sight-impaired, this is not a story about disability but one that normalizes disability in a fun story that all children will relate to.

  • This is not a story about disability, but it normalizes disability in a tale about courage that all children will relate to.
  • A magical adventure that will encourage children to imagine and dream and be brave.
  • Simple, charming, and magical digital collage illustrations.

Victoria Byron lives in the UK with her husband and two children. She was an art teacher before obtaining an MA in Children’s Book Illustration and becoming a full-time illustrator. One of Victoria’s earliest memories is looking up into an old apple tree and seeing a face on the markings of a tiny apple. The rest of her childhood was spent outdoors inventing characters from snails, leaves and acorns, which has helped her create children’s stories.

Age Range: 5-8

RRP: $24.99

ISBN: 978-1-76036-160-0

JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play

World rights available, except for Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the US.

Book Details
Victoria Byron
Victoria Byron
25.0 cm in H · 25.0 cm in W · 36 pages
Release Date:
March 2023
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