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The Boy on the Page

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About the Story

One quiet morning a small boy landed on the page...

Why am I here? is the question the boy ponders in this wonderfully sensitive, thoughtful and beautiful story.

We follow the boy through his everyday activities and experiences, which are brought to life by Peter Carnavas' deceptively simple words and whimsical illustrations. 

From rolling down a hill to paddling a canoe, from falling in love to building a house, we are reminded that we achieve a lot during a lifetime and make a difference to all the people and things in our world. 

Fiona Harris' lovely reading of this precious story will be enjoyed by viewers of all ages, and the underlying message that we are in this world to love and be loved is divine. 


*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



    Peter Carnavas


    Peter Carnavas


    Fiona Harris


    New Frontier Publishing
    Australia, 2013


Change, Community, Family Life, Imagination, NSW PRC, SA PRC, VIC PRC

Suitable for

Preschool (3-5yrs), Lower Primary (5-8yrs)



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