Born: Established: 1962 Goroka, Eastern Highlands,
'Once there was a boy who had to leave home ... and find another. In his bag he carried a book, a bottle and a blanket. In his teacup he held some earth from where he used to play. This is one boys story of leaving his homeland, surviving a long journey by sea ... and finding a safe, new place to call home.' (Publication summary)
'Eva squeezed Suri's hand. 'What's there? What can you see?'
''What can I see?' Suri looked out over the wall. 'Oh, it's beautiful, let me tell you all about it.'
'A moving tale of the power of the human spirit brought alive by Lucy Estela and award-winning illustrator Matt Ottley.' (Publication summary)
'It is the first thing he puts on each morning and it gives him the courage to deal with all kinds of tricky situations, such as getting out of bed, sliding off a chair, and climbing down stairs. But sometimes someone else’s trouble can be greater than your own, and this is what Toby discovers one day. What follows is the story of how an anxious child learns to be brave and find his independence. ' (Publisher's blurb)