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Saving Marty


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A moving middle-grade story about a boy and his best friend Marty - a pig who thinks he's a dog, from the author of When Friendship Followed Me Home.

About the Author

Paul Griffin is the award-winning author of several young adult novels, including Ten Mile River, Burning Blue and Adrift. When Friendship Followed Me Home, published by Text in 2016, was his first book for younger readers. He lives, trains dogs and writes in New York City.


`Paul Griffin is the sort of writer you're torn between telling the whole world about and keeping all to yourself.' * Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief *
`This story convinced me all over again that love and imagination are life's biggest magic.' * Rebecca Stead, author of When You Reach Me, on When Friendship Followed Me Home *
`A great, heart-tugging, affirming read for the mid-primary age group and well beyond.' * Magpies on When Friendship Followed Me Home *
`Griffin gracefully answers and solves mysteries, leaving us with hope and a smile without making things falsely shiny and bright.' * New York Times on When Friendship Followed Me Home *
`Entrancing, magical, tragic, and uplifting.' * Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on When Friendship Followed Me Home *
`Saving Marty is a gentle read about coping with horrendous news, surviving against the odds, and love in all its forms. It's a keeper.' * Kids Book Review *
`Warm, sweet, funny and heart-warming...A unique story; fresh and contemporary, it will bring a lump to your throat but you'll finish it with a smile.' * Magpies *

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