Something Invisible by Siobhan Parkinson

Something Invisible

Written by Siobhan Parkinson

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Delicately told and filled with high drama, Something Invisible is a thoughtful novel in which Jake, helped by his new friend Stella, unravels his feelings as he comes to terms with his step-father, his absent father and how his position has altered since the arrival of his baby sister.

A thoughtful and emotionally satisfying domestic story which gets right the heart of how Jake feels.


Something Invisible by Siobhan Parkinson

Jake likes thinking, talking, football and encyclopedias. And fish. But he's not so sure about everything else - especially girls, or little sisters, or stepdads. And most of all, he's not sure if he really likes himself. He meets a girl called Stella and old Mrs Kennedy, and he begins to find that he likes a lot more things than he thought.

About the Author

Siobhan Parkinson

Having grown up in Galway and Donegal, Siobhán Parkinson has lived most of her adult life in her native Dublin. She studied English literature and German at Trinity, and went on to take her doctorate in English literature. She has worked for many years as an editor, a profession that very closely resembles that of writing. She concentrates more on her writing these days, but is also a very active member of the writers-in-schools scheme, and she gives workshops in creative writing and talks on her work in all sorts of situations. She has held various writing residencies and she is currently co-editor of Inis -- The Children's Books Ireland Magazine. Her books have won numerous awards and been translated into lots of languages, her favourites being Latvian, because it is so different, and Japanese, because it is back to front.

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Publication date

5th January 2006




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