A lyrical and moving story inspired by the people who see the world differently, from the award-winning author of The Bone Sparrow and Wisp.
'Winning and wondrous, this picture book is a compelling appreciation of neurodiversity' Kirkus Reviews, starred review
With the Curiosities, a whole world of wonders and possibles awaits . . .
Miro wakes one morning to find the world isn't quite the way he thought it was. When the Curiosities choose Miro as the one they nest on, Miro is led to discover all the marvels waiting in the shadows where no-one else looks. Sometimes though, the Curiosities can make Miro feel alone and invisible in the darkness.
But perhaps Miro isn't as alone as he thinks...
A beautiful celebration of disability, diversity and pride in who you are, from one of Australia's most loved and awarded writers for children.
'Families and teachers who want to show a window into living with neurodiversity will want to explore this imaginative book' Youth Services Book Review, US
'Readers young and old will be touched by the book's depths and awakened to a less common, yet infinitely human life experience - not to invoke pity or fear, but to conjure understanding, awe, and interconnectedness' Booklist
Zana Fraillon (she/they) is an internationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning author of books for children and young adults.
Zana's books have won the Amnesty CILIP Honour Award, the ABIA Book of the Year for Older Readers, the Readings YA Book Prize, the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and the CBCA Honour Book Award, and her book The Bone Sparrow was chosen as the biennial book to represent Australia for the International Board on Books for Young People. Her books have also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Prime Minister's Literary Award; the INKY Awards, the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, the Queensland Literary Award, the CBCA Book of the Year Awards, the UK Crime Fest Award and the Aurealis Awards.
Zana was born and currently lives in Melbourne/Naarm, but spent her early childhood in San Francisco. She has degrees in history and teaching and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing at La Trobe University.