Broken Beaks

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Michelle Anderson Publishing Pty, Limited, Dec 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Picture storybook for primary school-aged children about the friendship between a sparrow and a homeless man. Highlights the courage and dignity of people with mental illness using the metaphor of broken beaks to explain disabilities. Lachenmeyer is the award-winning author of 'The Outsider', which recounts his fathers struggle with schizophrenia. Ingpen has won the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his illustrations in a previous title.

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About the author (2005)

Nathaniel Lachenmeyer is also the author of The Origami Master", illustrated by Aki Sogabe, and Broken Beaks", illustrated by Robert R. Ingpen. He has also written nonfiction books for adults. The Boo! Book "is his first haunted book, and he lives in a not-haunted house outside of Atlanta.

Nicoletta Ceccoli studied at the State Institute of Art in Urbino, Italy. She was awarded a Silver Medal by the Society of Illustrators in New York, and won the Anderson Prize, honoring her as the best children's book illustrator in Italy. Nicoletta has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum" and How the Robin Saved Spring". She lives in San Marino, Italy.

Robert R. Ingpen was born in Geelong, Australia on October 13, 1936. He began studying illustration and book design at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He has written and/or illustrated more than 100 books including versions of The Wind in the Willows, The Jungle Book, A Christmas Carol, and Treasure Island. In 1986, he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen medal for his contribution to children's literature.

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