A graphic novel in rhymed couplets, in which a young boy tackles homophobia in school by planting flowers at the site of homophobic attacks.
Out in the natural world, a boy is in awe of its beauty. Birds in flight amaze him. School squats at the end of summer. He is fey, and bullies aren’t comfortable with that. They attack him. How can he defend himself?
In a rhyming poem, the story comes to life in vivid graphic art. The boy takes strength from the flowers he loves. Where bullies pinned his life with their hate, he plants a pansy. The power of his actions empowers his school to value what is delicate and different.
The book comes complete with a personal field guide to the flowers that adorn and the birds that fly across its pages.
Some five star reader reviews: ‘A moving, warm, witty and uplifting story that speaks powerfully to anyone who has ever felt like an outsider or misunderstood. This is stunning storytelling for all and accompanied by the most beautiful illustrations. Highly recommended.’ – Richard on Amazon. *****
‘If you’d like your child to grow up into a free thinker then this book will help you do that. I don’t have kids, but I’d like to think I’m a childless free thinker myself. So I bought this book and have it on my coffee table for all my friend’s kids to touch with their grubby little fingers, all over this beautifully presented hardback rendering MY book grubby, like their chubby paws.’ – Andrea on Amazon. *****
‘This is an truly outstanding book. It has excellent illustrations with a very touching story and great rhymes. The author has done exceptionally well with telling this story and matching the illustrations. A book for my coffee table at home and a gift for friends. If you want to go on an entertaining, rhyming and illustrative journey of thought provoking greatness, this is for you.’ – Riel Sibley on Amazon. *****