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Being Ben

By Jacqueline Roy
Illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain

A quirky Racing Read featuring a British Jamaican family in a contemporary setting.

Ben is a boy with a lively imagination and a tendency to worry. He’s scared of lots of things – the new baby (it will have green hair and yellow eyes and poo and scream all the time), nasty stripes (they’re everywhere) and the class bully (although it turns out he’s scared of a few things himself…) When a neighbour’s pet snake escapes a strange reversal occurs: suddenly everyone else is terrified, and Ben becomes the local hero, because there’s one thing he’s not afraid of: snakes!

  • Four stories about a young boy of British-Jamaican heritage.
  • Part of the Racing Reads series.

About the author

Jacqueline Roy is a dual-heritage author who teaches creative writing at Manchester University. She has published several books for children, including Benjy's Ghost, also published by Walker Books. Jacqueline lives in Chorlton, Manchester.

ISBN: 9781406333060
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2013
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $11.99
New Zealand RRP: $14.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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