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About the book
  • Published: 27 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143573616
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.00

One Step




Hilariously funny yet painfully poignant. This is a powerful and insightful story from a much-loved Australian writer and media personality.

Dylan is struggling. He’s struggling with the acne that has declared war on his face; struggling with his pushy younger sister; with his nagging mum and his dad who never has time for him anymore; struggling with his old phone-me-down; and struggling with his constant preoccupation with girls, and what might happen if he manages to snag one.

Struggling, but surviving. But when Dylan’s creative writing piece is read out in class, it sets off a chain of events that sends him on a frantic roller coaster of emotions culminating in a revelation that could make or break his survival.

  • Pub date: 27 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143573616
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.00

About the Author

Andrew Daddo

Andrew Daddo has managed to have a crack at just about every aspect of the entertainment industry. He’s appeared on TV and stage, presented radio programs and podcasts, and even made movies.
Best of all, Andrew is an accomplished author. He has written 25 books including picture books, chapter books, short story collections, novels and a vague biography – he’s hard to pin down. He also talks up literacy in schools.

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Praise for One Step

“A power read...true to life. Very insightful. It needs to be out there”

Brett Murray, CEO, Make Bullying History Foundation

“As I read One Step, I kept wishing that Andrew Daddo didn't know all these secrets: they're mine, as well as Dylan's. But I'm glad that at last someone has told them. I winced, I cried and I laughed at this unforgettable story.”

Mark Macleod, Children's Literature Consultant


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