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Toppling

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A moving and triumphant illustrated verse novel about childhood illness and support for friends.

John is obsessed with dominoes. But not with playing the traditional game, he is obsessed with toppling. He spends hours setting up spirals, ramps, patterns and lines of dominoes all for that satisfying toppling beginning with a small push in the right direction; everything falls as it is meant to. When John’s friend Dom falls sick and is diagnosed with cancer, it is John and his friend’s worlds that fall apart. Can they face Dom and support him through this uncomfortable illness? It’s hard for all at first but John and his friends find a way to comfort Dom and laugh with him again. They even find support and understanding from an unlikely source within their class, the school bully.

Toppling is a fantastic new verse novel from Sally Murphy and a fitting partner title with her first title with Walker Books, Pearl Verses the World.

Awards:

  • 2011: CBCA Awards Younger Reader’s Category - Shortlist
  • 2011: REAL Children’s Choice Book Awards The shortlist is formulated from student nominations for the respective Children’s Choice Book Awards in ACT, NSW, the Northern Territory and Victoria. - Shortlist
  • 2010: Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards Children’s Book Mary Ryan’s Award - Winner
  • 2010: Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Winner

Author Bio:

Sally Murphy is a mother, wife, teacher, speaker, website manager, reviewer, and, of course, author. She was born in Perth and now lives in Corrigin, in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia. In 2001 she decided to dedicate herself to her dream of becoming a children s author and has now published 28 books, many of which have won awards.

About the illustrator

Rhian Nest James has been working as a freelance illustrator for many years after graduating from Exeter College of Art with an Honours Degree in Illustration. She has produced illustrations for a wide variety of publishers and organisations but her speciality is children s books, having illustrated over 60 children s books and contributed illustrations to many more.

  • Paperback
  • 128 Page
Doninoes Activity Sheet
Toppling

Author: Sally Murphy

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