The New Kid by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick


The New Kid by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

Ellie's not like the other children on her street. She hides inside her grey coat and the children tease her. But with her powerful imagination and talent for making up games, and Ellie soon shows everyone what a wonderful friend she can be. With stunning illustrations and beautiful prose from the award-winning author-illustrator of the Bisto Children's Book Award, this poignant story is a must-have for anyone who has experienced bullying. The New Kid is a powerful story about being yourself and making friends. - Irish Independent


A touching story... conveyed with warmth and humour. Irish Times The New Kid is a powerful story about being yourself and making friends. Irish Independent Delightful... touching. Difference is portrayed as something to be valued, a message conveyed with warmth and humour. The Irish Times Vibrant, sensitively rendered paintings cover every centimetre of this thought-provoking book. Red Reading Hub Full-page, eye-catching illustrations together with the concise, snappy text are real page-turners. A poignant story about overcoming bullying, fitting in and making friends. Carousel Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick's subtle story of acceptance and friendship is vibrantly and dynamically illustrated The Scotsman

About the Author

Marie-Louise was born in 1962 in Dublin where she studied Illustration. Her first three books were published in Ireland where they gained considerable recognition winning two Bisto Merit Awards (for best children's book) and Bisto Book of the Decade, two Reading Association of Ireland Awards, an IBBY Honour and the overall winner of Children's Book Ireland. She won the 24th Children's Books Ireland book of the year award for Hagwitch. Although having lived in Dublin most of her life, Marie-Louise is a compulsive traveller, having spent two months roughing it in Australia and working as a writer in residence in the States. Whilst working in the US she met fellow illustrator Michael Emberley. They married and now live in County Wicklow, Ireland.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Publication date

7th May 2015



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