The New Kid by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
  

The New Kid

Written by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
Illustrated by

Synopsis

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

Reviews

Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick's subtle story of acceptance and friendship is vibrantly and dynamically illustrated * The Scotsman * 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 * Vibrant, sensitively rendered paintings cover every centimetre of this thought-provoking book. * Red Reading Hub * Delightful... touching. Difference is portrayed as something to be valued, a message conveyed with warmth and humour. * The Irish Times * 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 *

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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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
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Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

7th May 2015

ISBN

9781444908190


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