Anyone who has ever seen an octopus suddenly change colour – or take the cap off a bottle or squeeze through a tiny space – knows what magical creatures they are.
Ten year old Emily Dickinson is about to discover just how magical. On the worst day of her life, she makes two unusual friends: one who has two legs, and one who has eight.
Can her new friends help Emily stand up to the school bullies? Find out in this fantastical adventure which is packed full of jokes, poems and action.
My Pet Octopus Is A Top Darts Player Book One is the first in a series of children’s novels.
Author, journalist and poet, Roberta Lowing is a former full-time film critic for Fairfax Media’s The Sun-Herald newspaper. Her first novel 'Notorious' was nominated for the 2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and Commonwealth Book Prize. Her first poetry collection, 'Ruin', was co-winner of the 2011 Asher Literary Award. Roberta is currently a contributor to Fairfax Media and reviews children’s films for The Sun-Herald’s quarterly Essential Kids Holiday Guide. She is also completing her Doctor of Arts degree at Sydney University.
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