Text: Artur Gębka

Illustrations:  Natalia Chirkowska



64 pages

20 x 25 cm


Rights sold: Korea



Nomination for The Best Book of 2023 by IBBY Polish section – picture book and illustrations categories.


Who was This Man? Why was he walking around all day between blocks of houses? Where was his home?
Nobody knew. I didn’t try to ask.
The neighbours watched This Man frowning eyebrows. Their gaze made This Man hide under a long coat. He wanted to become invisible…
He didn’t know that one little boy was looking at him in a completely different way.

This Man is a story about unconditional acceptance.

About children’s openness to other people, still not soaked up prejudice and harsh judgments based on appearances.

It is also a story about hope. It shows that sometimes small gestures can make a difference to big changes.