FLIGHT – Written by Nadia Wheatley and Illustrated by Armin Greder
Congratulations to Nadia Wheatley and Armin Greder – their book Flight has just been announced as the CBCA Picture Book of the Year 2016.
This is a picture book for a more mature child reader and it would be my recommendation that it is shared with an adult so that the concepts presented can be discussed – it will definitely provoke very in-depth conversation.
I read a very interesting interview that Nadia did with the ‘CBCA – Reading Time’ that gives a very interesting background into how little pieces of her life all came together in the culmination that is this story. Another interesting fact is the portrayal of two stories – one 2000 years ago, biblically based and one more recently, war based – the integration of both will have you in awe. I think the interview is a really worthwhile read : http://readingtime.com.au/meet-nadia-wheatley/
The publisher of Flight is ‘Windy Hollow Books’ and there is a brief synopsis of both the author and illustrator here: http://www.windyhollowbooks.com.au/products/flight
Also, here is the link to the CBCA Winners page if you would like to have a look at 2016 Winners in other categories : https://cbca.org.au/winners-2016