Broken Beaks

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Michelle Anderson Publishing Pty, Limited, 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)

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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