Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen at the age of 21, and has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle.
Paddy Donnelly is an Irish illustrator with over 14 years experience and who now gets to make a living drawing dinosaurs - his 5 year old self is very happy about this. Coming from a graphic design background, Paddy works in various illustration styles, and also creates kids apps. Paddy's books have won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, the White Ravens Book Award and the Judge’s Special Award at the Children’s Books Ireland Book Awards
and have been shortlisted for the KPMG Children's Books Ireland Award, and he was nominated for the World Illustrations Award. Paddy lives in Belgium with his family.
(Hardback) - 04/03/2021
Hom is the last of his kind. I don’t know what kind of creature he is, and nobody knows he exists... apart from me.
When a boy washes up on a desert island, he is sure he’s on his own in the world. But there’s someone else living there: Hom, a peace-loving creature who has lost his family, too. Alone on the island together, they learn from each other and become the best of friends. So when a rescue ship appears on the horizon, the boy has a big decision to make...