By Murphy, SallyIllustrated by Potter, Heather
At school, Pearl feels as though she is in a group of one. Her teacher wants her to write poems that rhyme but Pearl's poems don't. At home, however, Pearl feels safe and loved, but her grandmother is slowly fading, and so are Mum and Pearl. When her grandmother eventually passes... away, Pearl wants life to go back to the way it was and refuses to talk at the funeral. But she finds the courage to deliver a poem for her grandmother that defies her teacher's idea of poetry - her poem doesn't rhyme; it comes from the heart.Read more
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Sally Murphy was born in Perth, Western Australia. She now lives with her husband and six children in a tiny town in the Wheatbelt, halfway between Perth and Kalgoorlie, where there are only sixty people in residence. Sally also writes reviews for Reading Time, the magazine of the Children's Book Council of Australia, and runs a website which reviews Australian books. Heather Potter is an illustrator based in Melbourne. With her husband, Mark Jackson, she has co-illustrated several books including the WBA picture book Not Like Georgie (2008).
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