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Looking Up

Written by Sally Murphy


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Pete is hoping – desperately hoping – for a telescope. There’s nothing he wants more for his birthday. But when a mysterious card arrives in the mail, what Pete wants is turned upside down.

'I thought that the story was exciting and intriguing ...' James, 10 years old, YARR-A

'Sally Murphy is an exceptional writer and I eagerly anticipate each new offering from her ... [Looking Up is] packed full of heart and soul and is sure to entice both reluctant and voracious readers ...' ABC Radio: Bookworms

'Although this story is about understanding human emotions and relationships, and ultimately about forgiveness, it is told in such a buoyant and relatable way that it’s bound to leave a lasting impression on any boy or girl fortunate enough to read it.' Lyn Halliday, Storylinks

'Looking Up is a book of the times.' West Australian


CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers Notable Book 2018

ISBN 9781925164572 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Fiction for Younger Readers
Children's ebooks
Great Big Book Read Books
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2017
Pages 72
Rights World
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    Sally Murphy

    Sally Murphy is a mother, wife, teacher, speaker, website manager, reviewer, and author. She was born in Perth and now lives in Dalyellup, Western Australia. In 2001 she decided to dedicate herself to her dream of becoming a children’s author and has now published 28 books. Sally is also a children’s book reviewer who runs the review site Read more