How to Heal a Broken Wing

By Bob Graham

In a spare urban fable, Bob Graham brings us one small boy, one loving family, and one miraculous story of hope and healing.

In the busy city, no one sees the bird lying on the pavement with a broken wing. No one, except a young boy named Will. With the help of his parents, Will takes the bird home to care for it. With rest, time, and a little hope, perhaps the bird will fly again. A paperback edition of a magical story, endorsed by Amnesty International UK.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406325492
  • Published: 01 Mar 2010
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 300 x 207 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'A warm hearted story ... young children will enjoy following the bird's recovery as well as all the details of a happy family home included in Graham's simple, assured illustrations.' The Bookseller

'Simple but evocative illustrations ... a memorable book for any child who cares for other living creatures.' The Northern Echo

'Poignantly told and visually rich, this narrative flies high… Exemplary use of color and perspective denote shifting moods, and thin lines enhance the vulnerability of this boy and his bird. Gently expressed and honestly delivered, this quiet, yet powerful story provides young readers with an affirming conclusion' School Library Journal, US

'A moving story with simple illustrations, few words and enormous opportunities for storytelling.' Nursery World

'Graham’s Sempé-esque art is charming…I can imagine plenty of children finding it moving' The Irish Times

'A picture book classic ' The Sun

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