John and Dom by Sally Murphy
  

Synopsis

John and Dom by Sally Murphy

A moving story about two boys' friendship in the face of devastating illness. John and Dom is a new verse novel by Sally Murphy, author of Pearl, which won the children's book category of the Australian Indie Book Award in 2009. John considers himself the ordinary one in his group of friends; clever, cool Dom is his best friend and together they make fun of the school bully. But when Dom falls sick with cancer, John's world falls apart. He and his friends are confused and angry. Eventually, though, they find ways to talk to Dom, and use humour to say the things that adults can't; they even find support and understanding from an unlikely source - the school bully. A sensitive, realistic look at issues of childhood illness and schoolyard bullying from a thoughtful writer.

About the Author

Sally Murphy is a mother, wife, teacher, speaker, website manager and reviewer as well as an author. She was born in Perth and now lives in Corrigin, in the wheatbelt of Western Australia. In 2001 she decided to dedicate herself to her dream of becoming a children's author and has now published 28 books. Sally lives with her husband and five of her six children in a small town in rural Western Australia. Rhian Nest James has been working as a freelance illustrator for many years after graduating from Exeter College of Art with an Honours Degree in Illustration. She has produced illustrations for a wide variety of publishers and organizations but her speciality is children's books having illustrated over 60 and contributed illustrations to many more. Rhian moved to Sydney from her native Wales in 2002 and she continues to illustrate including the highly successful series Samurai Kids.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
128 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Sally Murphy
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd November 2011

ISBN

9781406334579


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