I Am Thomas

I Am Thomas Cover

I Am Thomas

By Libby Gleeson; Armin Greder (Illustrator)

Allen & Unwin Australia, Hardcover, 9781742373331, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2011

The author of"Mahtab's Story" and the author of "TheIsland "team up to bring young readers another powerfulsocial justice-relatedworkaninspiring, thought-provoking picture book about findingone's way in the world""You must do as you're told.""""""Let the army make you a man.""""""Your country needs your vote.""As the voices in his life crowd in on him, Thomas looks for another way, refusingto conform to the expectations and demands of family and community. A loner, Thomas refuses to feel lonely, an inspiring choice in this masterful tale of questioning authority and resisting oppression. Powerful illustrations and a spare text make a parable of Thomas's journey, which reflects the courage we all need to find our passion and be ourselves.

About the Author
Libby Gleeson is the award-winning author of such titles as "Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House," "Half a World Away," and "Mahtab's Story." Armin Greder is an art instructor and a former graphic designer. He is the award-winning author of"The City" and"The Island" and illustrator of "Danny in the Toolbox," " An Ordinary Day," "Princess and the Perfect Dish," and "Uncle David."


Praise For I Am Thomas

"A striking piece of literature."  —School Library Journal on Mahtab's Story

"A great choice for reading to a group or sharing one-on-one."  —School Library Journal starred review of Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House

"Compelling"  —Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast on the illustrations in I Am Thomas

"It's a young adult novel compressed into a picture book, beautifully and perceptively executed."  —Publishers Weekly