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A Bus Called Heaven

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About the Story

How does one broken-down old bus bring a whole community of friends and neighbours together?

When Stella discovers an abandoned old bus called Heaven in her street one morning she declares that it is “ours”.  Everyone pitches in to clean it up, making it a special place for people in the neighbourhood to gather together.  But when the bus is towed away, Stella must fight to save everything the community has worked so hard to create.
Bob Graham's heartfelt story about a united community is read exquisitely by writer, actor and producer Jane Kennedy.


*captions available. 

*included in the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge K-2 list
*included in the VIC Premier's Reading Challenge EC-2 list
*included in the SA Premier's Reading Challenge R-2 list

Story Details



    Bob Graham


    Bob Graham


    Jane Kennedy


    © 2011 Blackbird Designs Pty Ltd. Reproduced by permission of Walker Books Australia.


Award Winners, Community, Cooperation, Cultural Diversity, Family Life, Friendship, NSW PRC, SA PRC, VIC PRC

Suitable for

Preschool (3-5yrs), Lower Primary (5-8yrs), Middle Primary (8-10yrs), Upper Primary (10-12yrs)



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