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Other Brother -  Simon French

Paperback Published: 1st April 2012
ISBN: 9781921720833
Number Of Pages: 256
For Ages: 8 - 11 years old

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Kieran wants to be part of the in-group at school. He wants to be on the football team. He wants to fit in. But then his cousin Bon turns up. Bon doesn’t know anything about fitting in – he looks different, he wears the wrong clothes, and he says weird things. Kieran just wants to ignore Bon, but soon he is forced to make a choice. Which is more important – being popular, or doing the right thing?

About the Author

Simon French grew up in Sydney's west, and had his first novel while he was still at high school. He has written several novels and picture books, published in Australia and overseas. His work is praised by critics and has won several awards, including the 1987 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for All We Know. Change the Locks was an Honour Book in 1992. His most recent novel, Where in the World, won the 2003 NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Children’s Literature, and was shortlisted for the 2003 CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers, long listed for the 2003 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and nominated to the IBBY Honour List in 2004. Simon is a primary school teacher in the Hawkesbury region of New South Wales.

Industry Reviews

In Other Brother Simon French offers another gritty and realistic story about families and relationships, about a boy on the brink of high school and puberty discovering a more complex world. * Aussie Reviews *

ISBN: 9781921720833
ISBN-10: 1921720832
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st April 2012
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 13.0 x 19.7  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.25