Pearl Verses the World

By Sally Murphy
Illustrated by Heather Potter

A powerful and moving illustrated novel about loss, grief and finding your place in the world.

Pearl feels as though she is an island of one. At home, Pearl's world of safety is crumbling. Her grandmother is slowly fading, and so are Mum and Pearl. As Pearl comes to terms with losing her granny, she also begins to find her place in the world and discovers that perhaps she never really was a group of one after all.

  • Deals with the sensitive issue of Alzheimer's disease and losing a grandparent from the child’s perspective
  • Features beautiful illustrations by Heather Potter, illustrator of Not Like Georgie and the upcoming Tell Me a Story
  • Excellent teaching resource for use in schools

About the author

Sally Murphy was born in Perth, Western Australia. She now lives with her husband and six children in a tiny town in the Wheatbelt, halfway between Perth and Kalgoorlie, where there are only sixty people in residence. Sally also writes reviews for Reading Time, the magazine of the Children's Book Council of Australia, and runs a website which reviews Australian books.

About the illustrator

Heather Potter is an illustrator based in Melbourne. With her husband, Mark Jackson, she has co-illustrated several books including the WBA picture book Not Like Georgie (2008).

ISBN: 9781921150937
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2009
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 80pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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