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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 sweet and funny picture book which shows that in the end, one good, true friend is all you really need.

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.

  • 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
  • Charmingly illustrated by husband and wife team Heather Potter and Mark Jackson

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 JACKSON Mark Jackson is an illustrator based in Melbourne. He has co-illustrated several books with his wife, Heather Potter, and their work has been featured in several exhibitions. Mark has three previous titles published by Walker Books Australia: The Truth About Penguins written by Meg McKinlay, 2010; Not Like Georgie written by Scott Hatcher, 2009; and Stuck! written by Charlotte Calder, 2009, which was short-listed in the Young Children Category of theSpeech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010, and received a Notable mention in the Picture Book Category, Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, 2010. For more information and samples of his artwork, please visit his website: HEATHER POTTER Heather Potter is an illustrator based in Melbourne. She has co-illustrated several books with her husband, Mark Jackson, and their work has been featured in several exhibitions. Their first Walker Book together was picture book Not Like Georgie by Scott Hatcher, 2008. Heather also illustrated the verse novel Pearl Verses the World in 2009 by Sally Murphy, which won the Children’s Book Category for the Indie Book of the Year Awards and Honour Book, Younger Readers category, Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, 2010.

ISBN: 9781921529504
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2011
Dimensions: 250 x 260mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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