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Saving Marty

Saving Marty

Paul Griffin

  • awardShortlisted, ABDA Best Designed Children's Fiction Book: Wanissa Somsuphangsri, 2018
  • Lorenzo would do anything and everything to save his best friend. But will everything be enough?

    Eleven-year-old Lorenzo thinks he’s kind of ordinary. Not brave like his father, who died in the war, or an amazing musician, like his best friend, Paloma. But Renzo finally gets the chance to do something heroic when he adopts a runt piglet named Marty.

    Marty is something special—he thinks he’s a dog and acts like one too—and the bond he forms with Renzo is truly one of a kind. When he’s grown, though, Marty is huge—and he still loves to run and jump on people the way a puppy does. After Marty causes a dangerous accident, Renzo’s mother says he has to go. Will Renzo be able to save Marty?

    An unforgettable story about the power of friendship…and the unsung heroes all around us.


    Kids’ Book Review

    Paul Griffin
    About the Author

    When he’s not writing, Paul Griffin works as a teacher with at-risk teenagers. Text has published Ten Mile River, Paul’s stunning debut novel about survival and friendship, and Stay With Me, a powerful love story that was named a Best Book of 2011 by Kirkus Reviews and the School Library Journal. Paul lives in New York with his wife and his...

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    2 October 2017
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    Friendship, Animal rights, Bravery, Coming-of-Age
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    Praise for Paul Griffin
    andSaving Marty

    ‘Paul Griffin is the sort of writer you’re torn between telling the whole world about and keeping all to yourself.’

    ‘This story convinced me all over again that love and imagination are life’s biggest magic.’

    ‘A great, heart-tugging, affirming read for the mid-primary age group and well beyond.’

    ‘Griffin gracefully answers and solves mysteries, leaving us with hope and a smile without making things falsely shiny and bright.’

    ‘Entrancing, magical, tragic, and uplifting.’

    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.’

    ‘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.’

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    • Saving Marty
      ISBN: 9781925626063
      2 October 2017
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