A delightful, warm picture book with serious undertones. A shipwrecked boy ends up on an island inhabited by a creature called Hom, who is the last of his kind. The two survivors find that they have skills to teach each other and have a lot of fun. When a rescue ship finally comes, what choice will the boy make? A book about friendship but also about thinking through the consequences of our decisions and protecting biodiversity. The colourful and detailed illustrations interweave very skilfully with the text, making it easy for children to get involved in the story.
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