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Roses Are Blue

By Sally Murphy
Illustrated by Gabriel Evans

From the award-winning author of Pearl Verses the World and Toppling comes a story about resilience and the importance of family.

"I have not got used to my new mum, even though I love her (I absolutely love her), I miss my happy, painting, dancing, gardening, smiling mum." Amber Rose and her family are dealing with tragedy and change. But sometimes hope suddenly blooms

  • Award-winning author Sally Murphy gives readers a heart-breaking glimpse of an average family dealing with tragedy and change.
  • Newcomer Gabriel Evans lends a soft touch with his gorgeous illustrations.
  • Can be considered a companion to Sally Murphy's other verse novels.

About the author

Sally Murphy is a mother, wife, teacher, speaker, website manager, reviewer, and, of course, author. She was born in Perth and now lives in Dalyellup, Western Australia. Her first illustrated verse novel with Walker Books Australia, Pearl Verses the World (illustrated by Heather Potter) won the children's book category for the Indie Book of the Year awards, 2009; was awarded Honour Book in the Younger Readers category, Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, 2010; and won the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards, 2010, Best Book for Language Development, Upper Primary (8-12 years). Toppling (illustrated by Rhian Nest James) has won the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, Children's Book - Mary Ryan's Award, 2010 and the Children's Book for the 2010 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards.

About the illustrator

Gabriel Evans currently lives in Western Australia. He has created paintings using watercolour, gouache, inks, pencils, charcoal and oil. Gabriel co-created a family greeting card line under the name "Creations in a Teapot". Gabriel's studio is very messy as he believes creativity is found in clutter. Walker Stories: Annie's Snails (written by Dianne Wolfer) was his first book.

Awards

2015: CBCA Awards

Book of the Year: Notable in the Younger Reader Category

2015: Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

8-10 years category - Shortlist

ISBN: 9781922244376
Imprint: WALKER BOOKS AUST
Distributor: Harper Collins Distribution Services for Australia and New Zealand
Binding: NON S
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Dimensions: 130 x 198mm, 0pp
Stock Status: STOCK
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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