Where the Heart Is
Irma Gold and Susannah Crispe (illustrator)
Where the Heart Is was inspired by the extraordinary true story of a sick Magellanic penguin washed up on an island beach near Rio de Janeiro. He was rescued by Joao, who nursed him back to health and unwittingly formed a lifelong friendship.
Poignant, moving, funny and heartfelt, Dindim and Joao's story is a celebration of friendship and nature. It explores the deep bond that can form between humans and animals, and encourages children to think more about the incredible animals who share our world.
ACT Notable Awards 2022 - Winner Children's Small Press Award