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Author: Sally Murphy
ISBN: 9781921529429
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Binding: Pbk
This title is suitable for ages 10+
Featured in the May, 2010 magazine
(Highly recommended)

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Publisher's synopsis:

Toppling is a fantastic new verse novel from Sally Murphy and a fitting partner title with her first title with Walker Books, Pearl Verses the World. John is obsessed with dominoes. But not with playing the traditional game, he is obsessed with toppling. He spends hours setting up spirals, ramps, patterns and lines of dominoes all for that satisfying toppling beginning with a small push in the right direction, everything falls as it is meant to. When John’s friend Dom falls sick and is diagnosed with cancer, it is John and his friend’s worlds that fall apart. Can they face Dom and support him through this uncomfortable illness? It’s hard for all at first but John and his friends find a way to comfort Dom and laugh with him again. They even find support and understanding from an unlikely source within their class, the school bully.

Book review:

A wonderful verse novel...

Review by: Merle Morcom


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