August 2017 Children's & YA Lead Titles

Paper Cranes Don’t Fly Mr Peter Vu

Paperback | Aug 2017 | Ford Street Publishing | 9781925272765 | 298pp | 198x130mm | GEN | AUD$19.95, NZD$24.99

Winner of the Gold Inky Award 2018

Age range 13+

This story describes the life of a cancer patient in a way that no other young adult book does, focusing not just on living with cancer, but going through it, with the help of patience, love, and friendship. Despite the ever-growing tumour in his head, Adam just wishes he was normal. This is until his latest operation, when everything seems like a lost hope, and he knows he isn't normal. He doesn't know what to do, because there is nothing he can do. All he feels he has left are his friends. But that may be all he needs.

Paper Cranes Don't Fly gets a great review at  Reading Time

Paper Cranes Don't Fly is reviewed by Sue Warren

Read an interview with Peter Vu at Kids' Book Review.

'An inspiring novel in powerful language laced with humour that flows beautifully. It is full of warmth and unconditional love, and accents the strength and value of true friendship.' — Kids' Book Review