Bravo Max by Sally Grindley

Bravo Max

Written by Sally Grindley

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Fun and easy to read, Max’s letters to his favourite author D.J create a brilliant story. Max writes about all sorts of things – his uncle’s mad dog Scallywag, football, the things that happen at school. But he also writes about his unhappy and complicated feelings about his mum’s new boyfriend which gradually, helped by the wise replies D.J sends, he begins to explore and come to terms with.


Bravo Max by Sally Grindley

After seeing a Christmas show, Max decides he'd like to write a play, so he asks DJ Lucas to help him. At the same time he is having to cope with a bossy, talkative babysitter and a new man in his mother's life. Little by little Max comes to terms with sharing his mother, and his play reveals some of the turmoil in his life.

About the Author

Sally Grindley

Sally was our Guest Editor for December 2010. Click here to see her book selections.

Sally began writing in 1984 while she was working for a nationwide children's book club. She has been a full-time author since 1995 and has had over 140 books published. She won the prestigious Smarties Gold Prize in 2005 for her novel ‘Spilled Water’, and 'Shhh' won the Children's Book Award in 1992 and was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize. She has also won and been shortlisted for a number of other awards. Sally is lauded for her ability to write across a wide range of subjects and for a wide range of ages – from street kids to giants and from toddlers to pre-teens.

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2nd January 2006




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