The Orphan Boy

The Orphan Boy

Book - 2009
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Midpoint Books
Governor General's Award for Illustration

International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Honour Book Award for Illustration

American Library Association Notable Book Award, 1991

The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award

Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award for Illustration

One night the old man looked at the stars but one was missing! Suddenly he heard footsteps. He turned his head to see an orphan boy. The man and the boy lived together. The boy had a special secret that he said he couldn't share. The man's curiosity got the better of him and his life was changed forever.

This award-winning picture book is based on a Maasai legend about the planet Venus and tells of a loyal affection despite broken trust.



Accompanied by magnificent paintings of Africa.




Baker & Taylor
Though delighted that an orphan boy has come into his life, an old man becomes insatiably curious about the boy's mysterious powers.

Ingram Publishing Services
Governor General's Award for Illustration

International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Honour Book Award for Illustration

American Library Association Notable Book Award, 1991

The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award

Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award for Illustration

One night the old man looked at the stars but one was missing! Suddenly he heard footsteps. He turned his head to see an orphan boy. The man and the boy lived together. The boy had a special secret that he said he couldn't share. The man's curiosity got the better of him and his life was changed forever.

This award-winning picture book is based on a Maasai legend about the planet Venus and tells of a loyal affection despite broken trust.



Accompanied by magnificent paintings of Africa.




Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2009
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9781550050820
1550050826
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Morin, Paul 1959-

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