Pearl Verses the World

bySally MurphyIllustratorHeather Potter

August 23, 2011|
Pearl Verses the World by Sally Murphy
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At school, Pearl is a group of one, and at home her beloved granny is fading. A poignant gem of a tale about independence, grief, and finding your place.

Pearl likes to write poems, but despite the insistence of her teacher, Ms. Bruff, Pearl’s poems don’t rhyme, and neither does she. She wishes she could grow gills so she could stay underwater in swim class without drowning. And she hasn’t a clue why perfect Prudence bumps her desk and sends her pencils flying. Pearl thinks there’s no nicer sound than the bell at the end of the day, even though back at home, Granny, always a crucial part of their family of three, sometimes doesn’t recognize Pearl, and Mom is tired from providing constant care. In a lyrical novel told with clear-eyed sympathy, humor, and heart, Sally Murphy follows a girl who holds fast to her individuality even as she learns to let go— and in daring to share her voice, discovers that maybe she’s not a group of one after all.
Sally Murphy writes reviews for Reading Time, the magazine of the Children’s Book Council of Australia, and runs a website that reviews Australian books. Pearl Verses the World has won the 2010 Australian Family Therapists'' Award for Children''s Literature as well as the 2010 Australian Speech Pathology ...
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Title:Pearl Verses the World
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:80 pages, 8.15 X 6.12 X 0.45 in
Shipping dimensions:80 pages, 8.15 X 6.12 X 0.45 in
Published:August 23, 2011
Publisher:Candlewick Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780763648213

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