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Bullied at school and feeling very much alone despite the love of an aunt and uncle who treat her as her own,  11 year old Ellie struggles to come to terms with the loss of her parents and the bullying she experiences in her new school.  Not even the unrelenting support of her best friend Franklin is enough to help Ellie through tough times.

 

Rating:  ****
Theme Fiction:
Social Problems
Suitable:  Year 5-8

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With life disasters piling up, family tension and friction mounting, Mr Mosey, the family dog, loyal, protective and loving is much more than ‘just a dog’, he may well be the one thing holding the family all together.  An evocative story.  Warm, heart breaking but at the same time, quite uplifting.

Rating:  *****
Theme Fiction: 
Person to person
Suitable:  Year 5-8

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