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The Island

by Armin Greder

The Island Synopsis

In the morning the people of the island found a man sitting on the shore, there where fate and the ocean currents had set him and his frail raft in the night. When he saw them coming towards him, he rose to his feet.He was not like them. This internationally acclaimed, award-winning picture book is astonishing, powerful and timely.

The Island Press Reviews

This is a bleak, dark, sad book and a useful prompt for discussion. Books for Keeps

Book Information

ISBN: 9781741752663
Publication date: 1st August 2007
Author: Armin Greder
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Children's Books an imprint of Allen & Unwin
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Picture books,

About Armin Greder

Armin Greder was born in Switzerland. In 1971 he migrated to Australia where he worked as a graphic designer and later taught design and illustration at a tertiary art institution. Picture books illustrated by him include The Great Bear, An Ordinary Day and I Am Thomas as well as The Island and The City, of which he is also the author. His work, in which charcoal is prominent, reflects his European background. He is the recipient of a number of international recognitions such as the Bologna Ragazzi Award and he has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Prize.

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