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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

'This book is masterfully done ... Another excellent read by Sally Murphy ... the illustrations by Aska are wonderful.' Book Reviews and More


CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers Notable Book 2018

ISBN 9781925164572 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories The West Australian's ED! Serialisations
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