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Henry Hoey Hobson is a hero to cheer for till your tonsils hang out on strings.

Henry Hoey Hobson arrives at his sixth school, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, to discover he’s the only boy in Year Seven.

Friendless, fatherless and non-Catholic, Henry is not only a Perpetual Sucker, but a bloodsucker, according to his catty classmates.

When he’s caught moving a coffin into the creepy house next door, it drives a stake through the heart of his hopes of fitting in.

His only chance to fight back is the school swimming carnival – sink-or-swim time in the treacherous waters of Year Seven.
Shortlisted in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, and a winner in The Big Read competition

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781925324921

    March 1, 2016

    Random House Australia Children's

    320 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • EBook

    9781742740102

    July 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    316 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • WA Premier's Book Awards
    2010
    Shortlisted
    Children's Books
  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2011
    Shortlisted
    Younger Readers
  • Queensland Literary Awards
    2011
    Shortlisted
    Children's Book
  • The Big Read
    2012
    Winner
    Younger Readers

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