Brown Bird by Jane Arthur

Sometimes it can take one special friend to show you what you’re capable of, even if does take you a while to believe it.

Eleven-year-old Rebecca tries to make herself invisible so people won’t call her weird. Resigned to spending the holidays by herself in a new neighbourhood while her mum works long hours at the supermarket, she meets Chester, who has come to stay for the summer. He is loud and fun and full of ideas. But will Rebecca be able to cope with being taken so far from her quiet comfort zone?

Rebecca is about to find out that she can be braver than she ever thought possible . . .

A gentle, warm-hearted novel about leaving the comfort of your shell and making friends, for fans of Judy Blume, Jacqueline Wilson, Kate DiCamillo and Kate de Goldi.

Categories: Fiction & true stories, personal & social issues

Reading Age: 9 to 12 years

RRP: Paperback in 208 pages, NZ$19.99

Imprint Puffin and published in NZ by Penguin Random House New Zealand.

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