Wednesday, April 25, 2012
New children's novel from leading Australian author Simon French
By Simon French
Kieran wants to be part of the in-group at school. He wants to be on the football team. He wants to fit in.
But then his cousin Bon turns up. Bon doesn’t know anything about fitting in – he looks different, he wears the wrong clothes and he says weird things. Kieran just wants to ignore Bon, but soon he is forced to make a choice. Which is more important: being popular or doing the right thing?
Combines topical issues of bullying, acceptance and friendships into a sensitive story.This is a special book.
Simon French grew up in
west, and had his first novel published while he was still at high school. He
is a primary school teacher in the Hawkesbury region of Sydney New
South Wales and has written several novels and picture books,
and overseas. His work is praised by critics and has won several awards,
including the 1987 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award
for All We Know. Change the Locks was an Honour Book in 1992. His most recent
novel, Where in the World, won the 2003 NSW Premier’s Literary Award for
Children’s Literature, was short-listed for the 2003 CBCA Book of the Year for
Younger Readers, and long-listed for the 2003 Guardian Childrens Fiction Prize. Australia
Publication date: April 2012
AUS$ Price: $18.95
NZ$ Price: $21.99