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Published: April 2011
For Ages: Upper Primary, Lower Secondary
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Author: Sally Murphy
Illustrator: Rhian Nest James
Published By: Walker Books
 
Published: 12-Apr-2011
Format: Paperback, 128 pages, 198x129mm
ISBN: 9781921529429
Stock Code: 1529429
Product Description
 
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 Johns friend Dom falls sick and is diagnosed with cancer, it is John and his friends worlds that fall apart. Can they face Dom and support him through this uncomfortable illness? Its 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.
 
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