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Goodbye Jamie Boyd
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A powerful verse novel from one of Australia’s acclaimed storytellers.

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Overview

‘Love’s not a cake’, I say. ‘You don’t carve it into pieces ‘til there’s none left; it’s more like the Magic Pudding – the more you use of it, the more it grows.’

Anna and Jamie are inseparable, the brother and sister team who face the world, their family and school together. Their love for each other is bigger than anything else they know and stronger than any ordinary bond.

It is Jamie who challenges Anna throughout her life; Jamie who drives her to do things and makes her grow up, Jamie who dares her to jump off Ben Hall’s Rock, smoke weed and drive fast round Carrot Wash Bend.

When Anna Boyd has to ‘kill’ her brother, what follows next is a revelation to all, most especially to Anna.

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Elizabeth Fensham, author of My Dog Gets a Job, Miss McAllister's Ghost, Goodbye Jamie Boyd, Matty Forever, and My Dog is a Winner

Elizabeth Fensham

Elizabeth Fensham’s first novel, Helicopter Man, won the 2006 CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers. It was followed by her young adult novels Miss McAllister’s Ghost, a 2009 CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers, Goodbye Jamie Boyd, shortlisted for the 2009 Bologna Book Fair’s White Ravens Award, and The Invisible Hero, winner of the 2012 Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award and listed as an IBBY Book. Elizabeth’s younger reader novels include Matty Forever, shortlisted for the 2009 CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers, and the companions Bill Rules, shortlisted for the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, and Matty and Bill for Keeps. The first of the My Dog series, My Dog Doesn’t Like Me, was published in 2014, followed by My Dog Gets a Job in 2017. Elizabeth lives in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges.