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Polly and Buster

The Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster

Sally Rippin



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Hardie Grant Books
01 June 2017
Series: Polly & Buster
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Having already given beginning readers the Billie B Brown and Hey Jack series, Sally Rippin has turned to middle primary readers with this, the first in a new series. Polly has trouble reading her spells, as the letters keep wriggling away - quite an impediment for a young witch. It also makes her the class outcast. Her best friend is Buster, the monster next door (who has his own un-monsterly talent of changing colour when emotional), but in their community, witches and monsters are not supposed to be friends. When Polly makes a monumental blunder that inadvertently releases a huge spell, she becomes feted by the popular girls at school, and as she increasingly enjoys the attention, she forgets what is really important. Illustrated by Rippin, with lots of white space around the text, this book will appeal to newly confident readers. Lindy Jones


From Australia’s bestselling female author, Sally Rippin, comes Polly and Buster – a brand new junior fiction series about the magic of friendship.
Who ever heard of a witch and a monster being friends?
Everyone knows that witches don’t mix with monsters. Witches are educated, clever, sophisticated. But monsters? Monsters are just uncouth. Some are even dangerous.
Yet Polly the witch and Buster the feelings monster have been best friends forever.
It’s the sort of friendship that makes your heart squeeze with happiness.
Somehow, they've managed to keep their friendship a secret.
Until one day, when everything changes...
By:   Sally Rippin
Imprint:   Hardie Grant Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 189mm,  Width: 142mm, 
ISBN:   9781760129019
ISBN 10:   1760129011
Series:   Polly & Buster
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 June 2017
Recommended Age:   From 7
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sally Rippin was born in Darwin, but grew up mainly in South-East Asia. She has a very clear memory of herself as a child. She remembers the details of her primary school years with surprising clarity: the trials, the treasons, the tribulations, as well as all the lovely things that exist in childhood friendships. Perhaps this is the main reason behind why she is the successful author and illustrator of over 50 published children's books; many of them award winning, including two novels for young adults. She aims to write stories with heart. Her most recent books include the best-selling Billie B Brown early-reader series and its recent spin-offs, A Billie B Mystery, Billie's Adventures and Hey Jack! series. These are quality stories with characters that have struck a chord with children, their parents, teachers and librarians alike, and has gone on to cement Sally's position as Australia's highest selling female author, third-highest selling children's author, and eighth-highest selling author overall. Sally's brand new junior-fiction series Polly and Buster is very close to her heart as it's a story she's wanted to write for some time. As a bonus to fans, Sally - who spent three years studying fine art in China as a young adult - has stunningly illustrated Polly and Buster herself!

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