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Way Home [Paperback]

Gregory Rogers
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Book Description

23 Jan 2003
It's night and the dark is filled with strange sounds as Shane makes his way home. On a fence he finds a stray cat that at first growls and spits at him. But Shane talks and strokes the kitten to calmness, and decides to take the 'Spitfire, Kitten Number One,' home with him. No gang of boys, or avenue of dense traffic, or fierce dog can stop Shane carrying his new found friend to the place he calls home. Greg Rogers' sensitive use of charcoal and pastel create Shane and his cat in splendid city-at-night time scenes.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Andersen; New Ed edition (23 Jan 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842702327
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842702321
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 30.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The powerful paintings draw reader and watcher in." (Evening Standard)

"Dark and dramatic . . . streetwise and inventive . . ." (Guardian)

"It's not only a purrfect picture book to pore over - it's a powerful story too." (Daily Telegraph)

"An exciting read for older children." (Anthony Browne Financial Times)

"Way Home is a terrific book." (Raymond Briggs T. E. S.)

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A paperback reissue of the award-winning classic.

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant picture book for older children 29 Jun 2004
By A Customer
The illustrations in this book are fantastic, every picture tells a story. It is a book about serious issues and has a twist at the end. I have used this book in guided reading with older children (Y4/5) who do not read well. There is lots to discuss and to stimulate writing. A must for every classroom. There is a good Read and Respond book that goes with this book too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for English 7 Mar 2011
By aqua_j
I bought Way Home to use in the classroom, and it is a fantastic, well thought out picture book. The discussions and questions that arise from reading a book like this with a class are fascinating. We looked at symbolism in the pictures (it uses reoccurring symbols) and interpreting the messages that were hidden there. This book would work so well in an integrated unit that I can't praise it enough. It is a fabulous book and well worth a primary teacher's time. I would recommend it for (NZ) Yr 5-8 or 9-13 yr olds. A great sophisticated picture book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Way home 3 Jun 2012
By Jill
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Lovely story with a twist in the tail and beautiful illustrations. A must for children and their parents to help understand how some children live.
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5.0 out of 5 stars worth the money 25 Nov 2011
By lisa
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I bought this book to teach a literacy unit at school (ages 8-9) The work the children produced based on the book was really good. The pictures are especially effective.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Own 12 Dec 1999
By Peter D. Duckett - Published on Amazon.com
This book is a masterpiece of the picture book format. The text is artfully written in that it provides numerous twists and turns for the reader creating narrow passageways which parallel the journey of the main character. The artwork is equally masterful. I love the idea that the end papers appear as crumpled paper and each of the images appears to be a torn photograph. These images are suggestive of the "throw-away" nature of the child involved in the story. Only at the end when the boy arrives home (a box) with his recently found cat does the single closing photo appear whole and without tears. There are other subtle meanings also woven into the illustrations. Look carefully but most importantly enjoy. This picture book provoked three days of discussion from a group of 5th grade students with whom I worked. They couldn't let the book go and they kept finding things to discuss in it. I pairs well with Monkey Island by Paula Fox and the Lady in a Box (author?.Also I Can Hear the Sun by Patricia Polacco.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a good childrens book to reveiw 27 Nov 2003
By darleen cashion - Published on Amazon.com
(...)in english we have to chose a childrens book to reasearch and i picked way home i would like to say it is a fantastic book and has great illerstations we also had to research the author and i found she was a very nice person to research on some web sites it says the reading level is for 4-8 year old well i disagree i would have to say i enjoyed it (...)
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