Publisher's synopsis

A powerful and moving illustrated novel about loss, grief and finding your place in the world.

Pearl feels as though she is an island of one. At home, Pearl’s world of safety is crumbling. Her grandmother is slowly fading, and so are Mum and Pearl. As Pearl comes to terms with losing her granny, she also begins to find her place in the world and discovers that perhaps she never really was a group of one after all.


  • Family Therapist’s Award for Children’s Literature, Younger Readers/Picture Book
  • Indie Book Awards – Children’s Category
  • Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards, 8-10 Years
  • WAYRBA, Hoffman Award