Out of This World

by Trish Chapman & Illustrated by Hayden Dewar

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 16/09/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781452507262

About the Book

Billy hates his life, hates school and hates Max.

- He’s not himself and his younger sister, Ruby is worried. She’d love to help.

Casey hates his life, hates school and hates Alfi e.

- He’s not himself and his younger sister, Rosie is worried. She’d love to help.

Billy’s a closed book these days. The twelve-year-old can’t tell anyone how sad he feels about his mum and dad splitting up or the fact that he’s been stalked and harassed by Max, the resident school bully since Prep and as if that’s not bad enough, somehow it’s Billy who always gets the blame!

Meanwhile, twelve-year-old Casey’s blissful existence has suddenly taken a turn for the worst and he has no idea what on earth happened. Out of the blue, his parents have gone all weird and his best friends won’t speak to him. He has been betrayed and he’s sure that somehow Alfie’s to blame!

Ruby to the rescue …

Surprisingly, ten-year-old Ruby, a born problem-solver and lover of secrets, makes a remarkable other-worldly connection that ultimately changes everything and thus begins an incredible journey.

Along the way, Billy and Ruby join forces with Casey and ten-year-old Rosie who, more than coincidentally, share the same worries and concerns and these form the basis of a strong bond.

Life takes the children through a series of challenges, exposing their individual weaknesses and confusion, only to empower them in the most unexpected way. A week spent on a farm in Northern Victoria turns into a magical week full of surprises.

It’s a voyage of self-discovery with a mystical twist!

About the Author

Trish Chapman is married with two adult sons, who are both musicians – “her pride and joy”. Besides motherhood, she has enjoyed an active working life, running her own Optical business and serving her local community. Having sold the business in recent years, she has returned to her first passion, that of writing. Trish and her family live near the Yarra River in a leafy suburb of Melbourne, Australia.