1999
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Surviving school with one eye open.

Ross Maloy just wants to fit in

But after he is diagnosed with a rare eye cancer in Year Seven, he suddenly becomes the 'cancer kid' of his school.

Now he has to deal with weird hats, a squinty eye and - hardest of all - disappearing friends, social media bullies, and the threat of losing his eyesight ... or worse.

Based on Rob Harrell's real-life experiences, and packed with his cartoons and illustrations, this is a heartbreaking and hilarious story of survival, and of finding the music, magic and laughter in all of life's weirdness.





PRAISE FOR WINK:

'Completely uplifting, deeply moving and brilliantly funny in just the right amounts' - Karen Foxlee, award-winning author of Lenny's Book of Everything

'A joyous, life-affirming and wonderfully human story' - James Moloney, award-winning author of The Book of Lies

'Wow! Brilliant! I loved it! This book goes straight to the top of my all-time favourites' - Felice Arena, best-selling author of the Specky Magee series and The Boy and the Spy

'Heartbreakingly funny, this book is proof that laughter is the best form of medicine' - Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries

 

Details

ISBN: 9781460758878
Audience: Children's (6-12)
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 23 Mar 2020
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Publication City, Country: New South Wales, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 13(L) x 2.5(W)
Weight (gm): 278

 

Author Biography

Rob Harrell is the author-illustrator of the highly praised graphic novels Monster on the Hill and the illustrated book series The Life of Zarf. His fifth book, Wink, is a fictional story drawn from his own experiences as a child after being diagnosed with a rare eye cancer. He can be reached at rob@robharrell.com Author photo by Amber Harrell
Wink
1999

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