Sally Murphy is the author of more than 28 children's books. Her first illustrated verse novel with Walker Books Australia, Pearl Verses the World (illustrated by Heather Potter) won the children's book category for the Indie Book of the Year awards, 2009; was awarded Honour Book in the Younger Readers category, Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, 2010; and won the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards, 2010, Best Book for Language Development, Upper Primary (8-12 years). Toppling (illustrated by Rhian Nest James) won the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, Children's Book - Mary Ryan's Award, 2010 and the Children's Book for the 2010 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards. It has also been short-listed for the 2010 Speech Pathology Australia, Book of the Year Awards, Upper Primary category and the 2011 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards, Younger Readers Notable Books.
a really quick emotional read told in verse... 4/5 * Blue Fairy
Highly recommended... a wonderful story of finding your place, of belonging, of working out who your friends are, of reaching out. * ReadPlus *
Beginning from the covers, this verse novel is stunning in every way. It is an experience not to be missed. * Kids Book Review *
4 stars. A wonderful collection of prose verse * I Dream of All the Books - Instagram *
I loved reading this highly engaging, captivating and also heart-felt book! * Alphabet Soup *