Marsh and Me (AU Edition)

October 31, 2020
Marsh and Me (AU Edition)

'This is a gentle and tender story of finding yourself,finding new friends and finding your voice. It's for anyone who hasa song hidden within them.' Younger SunThere's a hill out the back of Joey's house. Hardly anyone goesthere—it's not a beautiful place, just a covered-over old rubbishtip. But Joey likes it up there. It's his hill—somewhere he likesto go to wonder about life. He longs to be the best at something,to be a famous astronaut, or mountain climber, to stand out.When Joey discovers a tree house in an old peppercorn tree onthe hill, he is annoyed that someone has invaded his special place.But he is also curious about who the intruder could be. But makingcontact isn't easy. The tree-house girl is wild and hostile andfull of secrets—Joey needs to work out a way to win her over. Andas he does, he finds a way to shine.Marsh and Me is a story about friendship and trust andlearning to believe in yourself and what makes you special. MartineMurray's beautifully rounded characters, with all theirself-doubts, yearnings and wise insights, will delight readersyoung and old.Martine Murray was born in Melbourne, and nowlives in Castlemaine. Her most recent novel, Molly and Pimand the Millions of Stars, was shortlisted for the 2016CBCA Award for Younger Readers.'This is a story of an unlikely friendship, a common theme inchildren's books, but one that feels refreshing due to how nicethese children are. Martine Murray captures sadness withoutwallowing in it...Joey and Marsh's story is both reassuring andencouraging for children aged eight and up.' Books+ Publishing'A cute and quirky middle-grade novel about imagination,unlikely friendships and music.' PaperFury'Marsh and Me is a stirring coming-of-age story with awonderful main character. Murray is a master of telling gentlestories, exploring the small worries and victories of daily life,revealing magic in the mundane.' Readings