John Agard's Windrush Child – Royal Museums Greenwich Shop
John Agard's Windrush Child

John Agard's Windrush Child

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With one last hug, Windrush chid waves goodbye to his Caribbean home and sets sail across the ocean to Britain.

In this powerful picture book, full of hope and promise, celebrated poet John Agard and illustrator Sophie Bass movingly evoke the journey made by children and their families as part of the Windrush Generation.

  • Paperback
  • English
  • 32 pages
  • 4-8 years

"A gorgeous bedtime read that will reward repeat readings, deceptively simple, emotionally deep." Joseph Coelho, Children's Laureate

"A beautiful picture book with gorgeous illustrations ... I couldn't think of a better way for young children to learn about history and understand the world." David Walliams

“John Agard’s hopeful poem commemorates a child’s Windrush journey from the Caribbean, and bold and vivid illustrations sing of palm trees and mangos left behind, and new experiences, including pigeons and terraced houses and snow.” ‘One to Watch’, Sunday Times (Culture)

"Debut illustrator Bass’s intricate, colourful, arresting pictures bring out all the resonances of Agard’s spare text in this story of a child, a ship, a journey, and a new life enriched by the loves and memories of the old." Guardian

"A poetic story brought to life by Sophie Bass’s colour-popping illustrations." Daily Mail

"A stunning picture book ... with the distinctive, vibrant art of Sophie Bass.” The Bookseller

“The illustrations by Sophie Bass powerfully convey his parents’ emotions at different stages of the journey: hope, excitement, anxiety and relief are etched on to their faces in subtle ways. The child’s perspective of his adventure is the true soul of the book though and will stay in the reader’s memory for a long time.” Just Imagine

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