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Sally Murphy Sally Murphy i(A82623 works by)
Born: Established: Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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Sally Murphy has written children's fiction books as well as children's educational materials and primary school readers. Sally Murphy was born in Perth, Western Australia and has lived in rural Western Australia. In addition to fiction, Murphy writes reviews, notably for Reading Time, the magazine of the Children's Book Council of Australia.

Murphy is the sister-in-law of David Murphy with whom she has undertaken a literary collaboration.

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y separately published work icon Looking Up Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2017 10655388 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'Pete is hoping - desperately hoping - for a telescope. There's nothing he wants more for his birthday. But when a mysterious card arrives in the mail, what Pete wants is turned totally upside down.' (Publication summary)

2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
y separately published work icon Roses Are Blue Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2014 7204972 2014 single work children's fiction

'“I have not got used to my new mum, even though I love her (I absolutely love her), but I miss my happy, painting, dancing, gardening, smiling mum.”

'Amber Rose and her family are dealing with tragedy and change. But sometimes hope suddenly blooms...

'From the award-winning author of Pearl Verses the World and Toppling comes a story about resilience and the importance of family. ' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Younger Readers
2015 recommended Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature
2015 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Eight to 10 Years
y separately published work icon Toppling London Sydney : Walker Books [London] Walker Books Australia , 2010 Z1700315 2010 single work children's fiction children's

'Now that John's best friend is sick, hanging out with his pals isn't the same. But what can they do? A kid-friendly story of silliness, sadness, and solidarity. John lives for that satisfying clink of dominoes as they topple in a perfectly timed rhythm of his own design. His sister thinks he's a dork, but all he cares about is setting the world record for knocking down dominoes -- that and hanging out with his best friends at school. But when his closest friend, Dom, gets sick and ends up in the hospital, John and the gang are left behind, wondering what to do for him. Author Sally Murphy shows what a group of friends, together with an unlikely ally, will do to keep the world of one of their own from toppling.' (Publication summary)

2011 honour book KOALA Awards Older Readers
2011 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
2010 winner Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Premier's Prize for Writing for Children
2010 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Upper Primary Children (2003-2013)
2010 winner Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Children's Book
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