By Joy Cowley
Illustrated by Chris Mousdale

A sensitive story about how to deal with the death of a classmate.

Brodie always made us laugh. He’d wiggle his ears and yodel like a country singer. He was an awesome artist and drew heaps of planes and helicopters because he wanted to be a chopper pilot. We all knew Brodie was sick, but we never thought he’d die.

  • Winner, Picture Book category, New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards, 2002
  • Best First Book, New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards, 2002
  • Notable Picture Book, Storylines, 2002

About the author

Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand’s most celebrated authors. In 1992, she was awarded an OBE for services to children's literature; and the following year she was granted an honorary doctorate from Massey University, as well as being awarded the Margaret Mahy Medal and a DCNZM (A Damehood in the old honour system). In 2002, the Joy Cowley Award was established in her honour. Most recently, Joy received the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in Fiction for 2010.

About the illustrator

Chris Mousdale was born in Liverpool, England, and has been living in New Zealand since 1990. He studied Fine Art at Canterbury College of Art in Kent and has worked as a freelance illustrator since 1986. Chris has illustrated over two thousand editorial graphics, as well as book covers, posters and CD covers. Chris is also a designer and artist and has had a number of solo exhibitions of his paintings and constructions. Brodie is his first book. In 2002 it was a Storylines Notable Picture Book and won the New Zealand Post Children’s Picture Book Award. Chris was awarded Best First Book for his illustrations.

ISBN: 9781922077752
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2013
Dimensions: 215 x 260mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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