Stuff Happens: Fadi

by Scot Gardner
$9.99

Publisher: Penguin Australia Pty Ltd

Publication Date: January 28, 2015

ISBN: 9780143308126

Binding: Paperback

Availability: 7-14 Days

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Stuff Happens is an important new series for boys about everyday challenges. Created by Susannah McFarlane, the series editor, the series is written by established authors Tony Wilson, Andrew Daddo, Philip Gwynne, Will Kostakis, Oliver Phommavanh, Scot Gardner, Justin D'Ath, James Roy, Pat Flynn and Alex McDiarmid. Each book features a different character and follows them as they overcome a particular everyday challenge. It explores those everyday struggles in life that boys can sometimes be reluctant to express- quarrels with mates, a bad day at school, fear of disappointing mum and dad, rejection and not fitting in.

Stuff Happens. Real-life stories for boys. Suitable for beginner and newly confident readers.

Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff.

At school, at home, with sport, with mates.

For Fadi it happened when he got in trouble for tackling Jack at lunchtime.

Fadi is big and strong and hasn't quite grown into his body. He's a gun on the rugby field where his strength and size is an advantage, and at home with his Islander family his size fits, but off the field and out of home he sometimes breaks things (people's science projects, Jack's arm - but that was an accident!). With the help of his uncle and cousins, Fadi learns to put some grace to his movement - and develop some seriously cool dance moves.

Praise for Stuff Happens

'Stories about boys, aimed at boys and containing real-life stories of their school and home life are rare. Even rarer are those that have readily identifiable characters and situations, and engage, amuse and inform. But here they are.'

'An exciting new series written specifically for boys aged from seven to eleven . . . great additions for school libraries and for engaging reluctant boy readers. Outstanding!' Read Plus

'The fantastic Stuff Happens series.' reviewZOO

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