Shortlist year: 
2022
Shortlist category: 
Children's literature
Published by: 
HarperCollins Publishers: Angus & Robertson

About the book

The Boy and the Elephant by Freya Blackwood, HarperCollins Publishers: Angus & Robertson

The boy lives in a city, where everything is fast and loud. But amidst the bustle and the noise, the boy has a secret ...

In the overgrown lot next to his apartment building, deep within the green, he has a friend.

But one day progress arrives, bringing with it plans for something new, and the boy must find a way to save his friend before it's too late ...

From award-winning illustrator and storyteller Freya Blackwood comes a magical and tender wordless picture book about the world we live in and our ability to change it.