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Ordinary Joe

Author Sylvia Bishop


bullying, friendship, self-esteem, solidarity, tolerance

When Sam is sent on a get-to-know-you activity week to make friends before starting senior school, the other kids don’t seem to like him very much. Then he is paired with a boy called Joe, and Joe is more than strange. Joe is a shapeshifter, and Sam is finding it even harder than before to make friends because of Joe’s odd behaviour! Can they learn to fit in?


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Mrs Culpeper wants to study Joe. What do you think she wants to find out?