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Andersen Press 2007

The Robot and the Bluebird

"My old heart only ever said tick tock,” said the Robot, “but now my heart is singing".

A broken-hearted Robot gives his remaining strength to save the life of a little bird.

‘tears at the heartstrings...’ Independent on Sunday

‘A profound variation on The Happy Prince’ Geraldine Brennan, T.E.S.

‘David Lucas’s poetic voice makes The Robot and the Bluebird sing. Lilting cadences give this tale a lightness and a fairytale touch reminiscent of Oscar Wilde, but with a Burtonesque twist.’ Irish Times

‘tender, touching and hopeful... this modern fable about the power of love to regenerate unfolds at a gentle pace and to great effect.’ Julia Eccleshare, Guardian

‘A poignant book... its simple pictures steer the story away from sentimentality, and its readers will take a while to grow out of it.’ Daily Telegraph