On the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Honour List 2014
2013 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Honor Book
2013 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator''s Award nominee
Forest of Reading''s Golden Oak 2014 winner
2014 Silver Birch Express Award nominee
OLA 2012 Best Bet - Picture Books category
A city boy finds a stamp that unlocks his imagination; a country boy is captivated by stories. When they grow up, the two boys take different paths—one becomes a prison guard, the other works in a factory—but their early childhood passions remain. When the country boy's stories of hope land him in prison, the letters and stamps sent to him from faraway places intrigue the prison guard and a unique friendship begins.