Funny, heartwarming, and sad, I, Nigel Dorking tells the story of a gifted boy going through a tough time after his parent's divorce. His mother is about to marry a man he hates, his father is ignoring him, his younger brother is profoundly disabled, and he can't stop wetting the bed. For all that, the book is much funnier than you might expect, and the final result is deeply moving. Performer Jasper Garner Gore does an excellent job capturing the precocious, self-serious Nigel and the assortment of strange characters around him, while whimsical music brightens the story.
©2007 Marianne Fahey; (P)2007 Bolinda Publishers Pty Ltd.
"It's a funny book. But also warm, wise, sharply observed, meticulously executed and, at times, deeply moving." (Herald-Sun)
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