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A funny and sweet story about friendship and fallouts with a difference. It's 2099, and Lyla lives in a world of robocats and flying sweets. When a new girl arrives from the Moon colony, she steals Lyla's best friend . . .

It’s 2099. Lyla lives in a world of robocats, flying sweets and instant snow, but some things never change. Little brothers are still annoying, school teachers make you cringe, and, when your best friend deserts you for the new girl, it still HURTS. Especially when that new girl is from the Moon. But Lyla’s problems lead her into unexpected adventures . . .


...a sweet illustrated story of friendship and fallouts with a futuristic twist.

Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

Rebecca Patterson's A Moon Girl Stole My Friend is superb...Patterson's deft illustrations and keen understanding of playground dynamics give it considerable child-appeal.


Full of humour... a really good story for newly confident readers.

Andrea Reece, LoveReading4Kids

Inventive, laced with humour...

The Book Trust

Rebecca Patterson uses a sci-fi setting to breathe new life into school drama in this funny and touching story.


This is a fantastic junior fiction debut, just watch out for those moon girls!

Askews and Holts Children’s Newsletter

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    May 7, 2019


    176 pages

    RRP $14.99

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