What You Need to Be Warm


Author: Neil Gaiman

Master storyteller and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Neil Gaiman has written a moving poem, inspired by the ongoing refugee crisis and the memories of his thousands of fans who responded to his question, what do you need to be warm? With illustrations from thirteen of today's beloved artists, this beautiful gift-sized book evokes all the specific ways that we feel safe, welcome, and warm in a sometimes-scary world.

During the coldest season, when the world feels scary-what do you remember about being warm?

Baked potatoes.
A kettle on the stove.
A smile.

And, most of all, the reassurance that you belong.

In his powerful and moving poem, featuring illustrations from thirteen extraordinary artists, bestselling author and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Neil Gaiman draws together many different memories to answer the question, what do you need to be warm?

Each spread of the book is illustrated by a different artist, with such celebrated names as Yuliya Gwilym, Nadine Kaadan, Pam Smy, Daniel Egnéus, Beth Suzanna, Marie-Alice Harel, Petr Horácek, Chris Riddell, Bagram Ibatouilline, Benji Davies, Majid Adin, and Richard Jones. The cover art is by bestselling illustrator Oliver Jeffers.