Other Brother

by Simon French

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Award-winning Author

A sophisticated and thoughtful story about bullying, friendship and belonging by an award-winning Australian author. Kieran has plans to get in with the coolest boys' group at school but the arrival of cousin Bon risks putting paid to that. Bon is more than different- with his long plaited hair, his drawings of knights and princesses and his preference for hanging out with girls, he really does stand out. Things kick off the very day Bon starts at Kieran's school- and Kieran is, initially, quite happy to join in with the taunts. But through the wisdom of mysterious, tough-girl, Julia, and through a little growing up, Kieran starts to see things a bit differently. Perfect for discussions of gender-based bullying; also touches on homophobic bullying. 'A very relevant theme of bullying and trying to fit in' (Alex, aged 14, LL reviewer). Age 9-13, Paperback 237pp