The Resource Looking Up

Looking Up

Label
Looking Up
Title
Looking Up
Statement of responsibility
Sally Murphy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Looking Up by Sally Murphy is a moving story about family, forgiveness and the stars. Pete lives with his Mum. His dad lives far away and, as far as Pete knows, that's all the family he has. Until one day, just before Pete turns ten, a birthday card arrives in the mail with stars on the front and signed 'Love, Grandad'. Mum reveals the card is from her own father, but when she won't give Pete more information he decides to locate this mysterious Grandad for himself. Pete and his best friend Tyler use the phone book to find Grandad and even visit his home. When Grandad insists they need Mum's okay to meet, Pete spills all to Mum. Lying on the trampoline and looking up at the stars together, Mum tells Pete how she and Grandad haven't talked since she was seventeen. Her mother had died in a car accident and in their grief they each blamed the other for it, though it really wasn't the fault of either of them. Mum agrees to let Pete meet Grandad. On his tenth birthday, Pete visits Grandad and is thrilled to discover they share a passion for the night sky. In fact, Grandad used to be an astronomer and has an incredible telescope. Finally, Mum joins Pete and Grandad on the back deck to watch the stars all together
Summary
Just before his tenth birthday, Pete is shocked to receive a letter from the grandfather he never knew he had and decides to locate him
Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2018.
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10570890
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sally Murphy
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 3
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Juvenile Fiction / Family
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Looking Up
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300002903
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781925164589
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Label
Looking Up
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300002903
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781925164589
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True

Library Locations

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