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My Dad, the Hero

By Stella Gurney
Illustrated by Katharine McEwen

A touching yet amusing story about a boy's admiration for his dad – and his acceptance of his limitations.

T is part of a happy family, and he loves everything about them – especially his clever dad, who drives a taxi and can make anything you like out of wood. When T’s teacher arranges for his dad to come into school to talk about what he does for a job, T should be as proud as proud. But there’s one problem: his dad doesn’t speak English. T worries and worries about what to do – does his teacher realize? Will everyone laugh at him because his dad can only speak Bengali? But T’s dad is cleverer than T thinks. When he comes in to school anyway and does an amazing puppet show, T realizes that being the same as other people is not everything. His dad really is a hero!

  • Perfect for Father s Day.
  • Covers age-old themes of family relationships, bullying and concerns about fitting in.

About the author

Stella Gurney lives in south London with her husband and son and works in publishing. This is her first title for Walker Books.

About the illustrator

Katharine McEwen is the illustrator of the highly acclaimed Gaskitts series, written by Allan Ahlberg. She also illustrated It Moved! (9781406304305) by former children's laureate Anne Fine. She lives in Tonbridge.

ISBN: 9781406306989
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2008
Dimensions: 135 x 185mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $11.99
New Zealand RRP: $13.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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