32 pages, 4.33 × 3.35 × 0.15 in
August 17, 2012
Simply Read Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1894965949
ISBN - 13: 9781894965941
About the Book
In the early 20th century, a man named Charlie Hudson raised racing pigeons in Derby, England. In 1913, he entered his best bird in a race all the way from Rome. A devastating storm came through on the day of the race and all the pigeons disappeared -- all but Charlie Hudson's pigeon, which found international acclaim as the "King of Rome." This lovely picture book follows the true story of Charlie and his amazing pigeon, and the hope they brought to his working class world. Gorgeous pencil and crayon illustrations capture both the era and the sense of flight.
From the Publisher
In 1913 a working class man who raised pigeons entered one in a race from Rome back to England. Everyone expected Charlie Hudson to lose his bird, but no one expected a great storm to wipe out all the pigeons... all except one. This true story is told through Dave Sudbury's acclaimed lyrics and Hans Saefkow's gorgeous illustrations.
About the Author
Dave Sudbury is a British folk singer. His song "The King of Rome" has been recorded by numerous singers and used in a film by iconic director Ken Russell. Hans Saefkow is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and was the BCYCNA editorial cartoonist of the year. Currently he is an artist and set designer for Theatre North West in Prince George, BC.