Not Like Georgie

By Scott Hatcher
Illustrated by Mark Jackson, Heather Potter

There’s only one thing better than having a good friend, and that’s having a best friend – just like Georgie.

A boy is having a birthday party but everyone he knows is apparently too busy to come. They all have excuses as to why they won’t be there and it looks as though he will be spending his birthday alone! But it’s alright because Georgie, his best friend, will be there – and together, they will have more fun at his party than with anyone else. As it turns out, one good friend is all you really need.

  • First time author has a unique, funny and contemporary voice
  • Emphasises the value of close and genuine friendships for kids who might have difficulty making lots of friends and acquaintances
  • Told with humour and insight that both children and adults will appreciate

About the author

Scott Hatcher has been teaching high school students for several years, working mainly as an English teacher. He currently works at a school teaching teenagers who have Asperger’s Syndrome. Scott has been interested in writing for many years and Not Like Georgie is his first children’s book.

About the illustrator

Mark Potter and Heather Jackson are a husband and wife illustrating team based in Melbourne. Both are currently working on the illustrations for several upcoming Walker books. Mark is working on the picture book, Stuck!, while Heather is working on the illustrations for a narrative-verse novel, Pearl Verses the World, and the picture book, Tell Me a Story.


"Particularly appropriate for children starting school, and struggling to gain acceptance." Bookseller and Publisher

ISBN: 9781921150364
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2008
Dimensions: 250 x 260mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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