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The Thing about Oliver

The Thing about Oliver

by Deborah Kelly

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 31/10/2019

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Sometimes I feel just like the glass in my fish tank- people look right through me.

Twelve-year-old Tilly dreams of becoming a marine scientist, but she doesn't even own a swimsuit. She lives in a drought- stricken town with her mum and younger brother Oliver, who is autistic.

Oliver's meltdowns are making life unbearable.

He needs so many different kinds of therapy that there's never any time-or money-left over for swimming lessons. Tilly knows Oliver's needs have to come first, but it's hard feeling invisible all the time.

When Mum announces they are moving to the Queensland coast, Tilly is excited at the thought of finally learning to swim- even snorkel! But she is also worried. The thing about Oliver is, he can't cope with even the tiniest of changes to his routine.

It isn't long before the cracks begin to show. Could so many changes all at once threaten to shatter the whole family?
ISBN:
9781925563818
9781925563818
Category:
Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
31-10-2019
Publisher:
Wombat Books
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
142
Dimensions (mm):
229x152mm
Deborah Kelly

Deborah Kelly is the author of popular picture books including The Bouncing Ball, Jam for Nana and Dinosaur Disco. She has more picture books due out in 2016 and 2017, including the Chalk Rainbow and Me and You.

She also writes short stories for children and material for the educational market. Ruby Wishfingers is her first chapter series for children. It includes Ruby Wishfingers: Skydancer's Escape, Ruby Wishfingers: Toad-ally Magic and Ruby Wishfingers: Hide and Seek, as well as more adventures to come.

Deborah loves to visit schools, libraries and festivals to talk about writing and share her books.

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