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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Pearl Verses the World
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'A moving illustrated verse novel about a girl dealing with isolation at school, and with her grandma’s illness at home.

'At school, Pearl feels as though she is in a group of one. Her teacher wants her to write poems that rhyme but Pearl’s poems don’t. At home, however, Pearl feels safe and loved, but her grandmother is slowly fading, and so are Mum and Pearl. When her grandmother eventually passes away, Pearl wants life to go back to the way it was and refuses to talk at the funeral. But she finds the courage to deliver a poem for her grandmother that defies her teacher’s idea of poetry – her poem doesn’t rhyme; it comes from the heart.' (Publication summary)

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Unit Suitable ForAC: Year 3 (NSW Stage 2)

DurationThree weeks (three lessons per week)

Themes

being unique, Day of the Girl, illness, relationships, resilience, Understanding relationships

General Capabilities

Critical and creative thinking, Literacy, Personal and social

Teaching Resources

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Teacher’s notes from publisher’s website.

Notes

  • Pearl Verses the World is a novel in verse for younger readers.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Newtown, Marrickville - Camperdown area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Walker Books Australia , 2009 .
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      Extent: 79p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9781921150937
    • Somerville, Massachusetts,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Candlewick Press ,
      2011 .
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      Extent: 73p.p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      ISBN: 0763648213, 9780763648213

Works about this Work

Talking to Sally Murphy about Verse Novels and Writing in General Rayma Turton , 2015 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 30 no. 1 2015; (p. 4-6)
Page to Performance : Children's Books Adapted for the Stage Nicola Robinson , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 27 no. 1 2012; (p. 8-11)
[Review] Pearl Verses the World Sarah Ellis , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , September/October vol. 87 no. 5 2011; (p. 93)

— Review of Pearl Verses the World Sally Murphy , 2009 single work children's fiction
Book of the Year: Younger Readers - Honour Books 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 6-7)

— Review of Running with the Horses Alison Lester , 2009 single work picture book ; Pearl Verses the World Sally Murphy , 2009 single work children's fiction
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2010 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 3)
[Review] Pearl Verses the World Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 11 July 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Pearl Verses the World Sally Murphy , 2009 single work children's fiction
[Review] Pearl Verses the World Jennifer Rumsey , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 1 July no. 63 2009; (p. 37-38)

— Review of Pearl Verses the World Sally Murphy , 2009 single work children's fiction
[Review] Pearl Verses the World Robin Morrow , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , May/June vol. 88 no. 8 2009; (p. 15)

— Review of Pearl Verses the World Sally Murphy , 2009 single work children's fiction
[Review] Pearl Verses the World Christine Horsfield , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 24 no. 2 2009; (p. 38)

— Review of Pearl Verses the World Sally Murphy , 2009 single work children's fiction
[Review] Pearl Verses the World Sandy Fussell , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: CoastKids Illawarra , July/August 2009; (p. 35)

— Review of Pearl Verses the World Sally Murphy , 2009 single work children's fiction
Kids' Writers Queue Up for Kudos Katharine England , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 April 2010; (p. 50-51)
Little Pearler as Children's Writer Wins National Prize Vivienne Ryan , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 21 August 2010; (p. 20-21)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2010 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 3)
Page to Performance : Children's Books Adapted for the Stage Nicola Robinson , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 27 no. 1 2012; (p. 8-11)
Talking to Sally Murphy about Verse Novels and Writing in General Rayma Turton , 2015 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 30 no. 1 2015; (p. 4-6)
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