A poignant tale of family secrets and not always getting what you wish for.
Pete is hoping – desperately hoping – for a telescope. There’s nothing he wants more for his birthday. But when a mysterious card arrives in the mail, what Pete wants is turned upside down.
Pete lives with his mum and their cat, Coulsen. His Dad lives with his new partner, and Mum says his grandparents are dead. So when a card arrives from ‘Grandad’, Pete is puzzled. What is going on?
Suitable for readers aged 7 and up, Looking Up was released in May 2017.
Imprint: Fremantle Press
Distributor: Penguin Australia
Release Date: May 1, 2017
Australian RRP: $14.99
Available now in all good bookstores and online.
Read a Sample Chapter Here
Teacher’s Notes Available Here
And Suggestions for Year Three Teachers HERE
‘Sally Murphy is an exceptional writer and I eagerly anticipate each new offering from her… [Looking Up is] packed full of heart and soul and is sure to entice both reluctant and voracious readers …’ ABC Radio: Bookworms