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Julie Murphy - Author

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Books by Julie Murphy

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Author: Julie Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2021

Return to the beloved world of Julie Murphy's #1 New York Times bestselling Dumplin'-now a popular Netflix feature film starring Jennifer Aniston-in this fabulously joyful, final companion novel about drag, prom, and embracing your inner Queen. Waylon Russell Brewer is a fat, openly gay boy stuck in the small West Texas town of Clover City. His plan is to bide his time until he can graduate, move to Austin with his twin sister, Clementine, and finally go Full Waylon so that he can live his Julie-the-hills-are-alive-with-the-sound-of-music-Andrews truth. So when Clementine deviates from their master plan right after Waylon gets dumped, he throws caution to the wind and creates an audition tape for his favorite TV drag show, Fiercest of Them All. What he doesn't count on is the tape getting accidentally shared with the entire school. . . . As a result, Waylon is nominated for prom queen as a joke. Clem's girlfriend, Hannah Perez, also receives a joke nomination for prom king. Waylon and Hannah decide there's only one thing to do: run-and leave high school with a bang. A very glittery bang. Along the way, Waylon discovers that there is a lot more to running for prom court than campaign posters and plastic crowns, especially when he has to spend so much time with the very cute and infuriating prom king nominee Tucker Watson. Waylon will need to learn that the best plan for tomorrow is living for today . . . especially with the help of some fellow queens. . . .

The Emotion Behind Money Workbook

The Emotion Behind Money Workbook

Author: Julie Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2021

Dear Sweet Pea

Dear Sweet Pea

Author: Julie Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

The first middle grade novel from Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin' (now a popular Netflix film), is a funny, heartwarming story perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead, Ali Benjamin, and Holly Goldberg Sloan. Four starred reviews! Patricia Sweet Pea DiMarco wasn't sure what to expect when her parents announced they were getting a divorce. She never could have imagined that they would have the brilliant idea of living in nearly identical houses on the same street. In the one house between them lives their eccentric neighbor Miss Flora Mae, the famed local advice columnist behind Miss Flora Mae I? Dividing her time between two homes is not easy. And it doesn't help that at school, Sweet Pea is now sitting right next to her ex-best friend, Kiera, a daily reminder of the friendship that once was. Things might be unbearable if Sweet Pea didn't have Oscar-her new best friend-and her fifteen-pound cat, Cheese. Then one day Flora leaves for a trip and asks Sweet Pea to forward her the letters for the column. And Sweet Pea happens to recognize the handwriting on one of the envelopes. What she decides to do with that letter sets off a chain of events that will forever change the lives of Sweet Pea DiMarco, her family, and many of the readers of Miss Flora Mae I?

The Emotion Behind Money

The Emotion Behind Money

Author: Julie Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2020

I've Got Feet

I've Got Feet

Author: Julie Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2020

Age range 3 to 6 Animals around the world show off their feet and their unique adaptations to their habitats in this well-researched picture book by zoologist and children's writer Julie Murphy. Playfully captured by Hannah Tolson's bold colours, the animals take centre stage in this tribute to the diversity of the animal world. 'A gamboling gallery of animal feet in action.' - Kirkus Reviews

I've Got Eyes

I've Got Eyes

Author: Julie Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Age range 3 to 6 This delightful book takes a fascinating look at the eyes of animals around the world. It describes the unique features of their eyes and how they are adapted for the jungle, the deep ocean, the desert and even the dark. From bulging eyes to hiding eyes, handlebar eyes to double-decker eyes, young readers will learn about the diversity of the animal world in this non-fiction picture book. 'The blend of science and playful depictions brings the intriguing topic to life.' - Publisher's Weekly

Puddin'

Puddin'

Author: Julie Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2019

The irresistible companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller Dumplin', now a Netflix feature film starring Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston, and a soundtrack by Dolly Parton! Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a little girl. Not this year. This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream of being a newscaster-and to kiss the boy she's crushing on. Callie Reyes is the pretty girl who is next in line for dance team captain and has the popular boyfriend. But when it comes to other girls, she's more frenemy than friend. When circumstances bring the girls together over the course of a semester, they surprise everyone (especially themselves) by realizing that they might have more in common than they ever imagined. A story about unexpected friendship, romance, and Texas-size girl power, this is another winner from Julie Murphy.

Dumplin'

Dumplin'

Author: Julie Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2018

Now a popular Netflix feature film, starring Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, and Dove Cameron, as well as a soundtrack from Dolly Parton! The #1 New York Times bestseller and feel-good YA of the year-about Willowdean Dixon, the fearless, funny, and totally unforgettable heroine who takes on her small town's beauty pageant. Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed Dumplin' by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy's, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn't surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back. Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant-along with several other unlikely candidates-to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any girl does. Along the way, she'll shock the hell out of Clover City-and maybe herself most of all.

Ramona Blue

Ramona Blue

Author: Julie Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2018

The fourth novel from Julie Murphy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin'-now a Netflix feature film starring Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston, with a soundtrack by Dolly Parton! For fans of Rainbow Rowell and Morgan Matson, Julie Murphy has created another fearless heroine, Ramona Blue, in a gorgeously evocative novel about family, friendship, and how sometimes love can be more fluid than you first think. Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever. Since then, it's been Ramona and her family against the world. Standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair, Ramona is sure of three things: she likes girls, she's fiercely devoted to her family, and she knows she's destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy, Mississippi. But juggling multiple jobs, her flaky mom, and her well-meaning but ineffectual dad forces her to be the adult of the family. Now, with her sister, Hattie, pregnant, responsibility weighs more heavily than ever. The return of her childhood friend Freddie brings a welcome distraction. Ramona's friendship with the former competitive swimmer picks up exactly where it left off, and soon he's talked her into joining him for laps at the pool. But as Ramona falls in love with swimming, her feelings for Freddie begin to shift too, which is the last thing she expected. With her growing affection for Freddie making her question her sexual identity, Ramona begins to wonder if perhaps she likes girls and guys or if this new attraction is just a fluke. Either way, Ramona will discover that, for her, life and love are more fluid than they seem.

Puddin'

Puddin'

Author: Julie Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2018

The irresistible companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller Dumplin', now a Netflix feature film starring Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston, and a soundtrack by Dolly Parton! Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a little girl. Not this year. This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream of being a newscaster-and to kiss the boy she's crushing on. Callie Reyes is the pretty girl who is next in line for dance team captain and has the popular boyfriend. But when it comes to other girls, she's more frenemy than friend. When circumstances bring the girls together over the course of a semester, they surprise everyone (especially themselves) by realizing that they might have more in common than they ever imagined. A story about unexpected friendship, romance, and Texas-size girl power, this is another winner from Julie Murphy.

DUMPLIN'

DUMPLIN'

Author: Julie Murphy Format: eBook Release Date: 21/03/2018

Die #1 der "e;New York Times"e;-Bestsellerliste: Dick UND schon? Unsicher UND mutig? Dumplin' ist all das und noch viel mehr.Willowdean - "e;16, Dolly-Parton-Verehrerin und die Dicke vom Dienst"e; - wird von ihrer Mutter immer nur Dumplin' genannt. Bisher hat sie sich in ihrem Korper eigentlich immer wohl gefuhlt. Sie ist eben dick - na und? Mit ihrer besten Freundin Ellen an ihrer Seite ist das sowieso total egal.Doch dann lernt sie den sportlichen und unfassbar attraktiven Bo kennen. Kein Wunder, dass sie sich hoffnungslos in ihn verknallt - dass er sie allerdings aus heiterem Himmel kusst, verunsichert sie vollig. Plotzlich macht es ihr doch etwas aus, nicht schlank zu sein. Um ihre Selbstzweifel in den Griff zu bekommen, beschliet Will, sich der furchteinfloendsten Herausforderung in ganz Clover City zu stellen: Sie will am "e;Miss Teen Blue Bonnet"e;-Schonheitswettbewerb teilnehmen und allen - vor allem sich selbst - beweisen, dass die Kleidergroe fur das ganz groe Gluck uberhaupt keine Rolle spielt."e;Badeanzuge haben so etwas an sich, das einen denken lasst, man musste sich erst das Recht verdienen, sie zu tragen. Aber eigentlich ist doch die entscheidende Frage:Hast du einen Korper? Dann zieh ihm einen Badeanzug an."e;

Dumplin'

Dumplin'

Author: Julie Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

#1 New York Times Bestseller For fans of John Green, Rainbow Rowell, and Sarah Dessen comes this powerful novel with a fearless heroine-self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson-from Julie Murphy, the acclaimed author of Side Effects May Vary. With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine, Dumplin' is guaranteed to steal your heart. Dubbed Dumplin' by her former beauty queen mom, Willowdean has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked...until Will takes a job at Harpy's, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn't surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back. Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant-along with several other unlikely candidates-to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any girl does. Along the way, she'll shock the hell out of Clover City-and maybe herself most of all.

Western Knight

Western Knight

Author: Julie Murphy Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2015

Her father always told her she'd meet her knight in shining armor some day. Maggie just didn't think he'd be an actual 14th century knight resurrected in the body of a thief and possible murderer. Transported from 1375 to 1875, Sir James MacArthur has to find a way to survive a world he little understands while trying to save Maggie, the damsel in distress that has won his heart. Julie Murphy blends history, romance, and a little bit of humor in her new romance novel, Western Knight.In 1875, in the woods bordering a horse farm in Kentucky, Magnolia "e;Maggie"e; Bathurst meets the knight her deceased father had promised her. Hell-bent and running from her stepfather, she trips over her cavalier's bullet-riddled body floating in a shallow ditch.At the same moment in 1375, the son of an English traitor to the crown, Sir James MacArthur, is trying to save his adopted sister from an arranged marriage to a man who beats women. In the escape, the Morrigan, the Gaelic goddess of battle, death, and resurrection, rearranges "e;Mac's"e; life.As all his days were faithful to his knight's pledge, the Morrigan decides Mac's life is worth redeeming, and so he is resurrected, but in the dead body of the spoiled, rich, criminal son of the Pig King of Cincinnati. Maggie knows the body as the notorious Randolph "e;Randy"e; McMillan, con man, thief, possible murderer, ladies' man.For Mac, this new body doesn't have a mass of angry burn scars in place of a groin. For the first time since the age of five, he discovers he has a "e;flagship"e; that works. And he wants to float it with Maggie.Content Notes: Spicy, Western, Historical, Paranormal, Romantic Comedy, Action, Adventure, Goddesses, Magic, Time Travel

Dumplin'

Dumplin'

Author: Julie Murphy Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2015

Willdowdean is fat. But she's OK with that. Willowdean reckons the best thing to do with a bikini is to wear it. Her mother organises the annual town beauty pageant, and fondly calls her daughter Dumplin'. Willow's OK with all that too, but when love comes to call, and best friends start to change, then suddenly Willow isn't quite as okay with everything, so how is she going to deal with these new challenges? And when is she going to get another kiss like THAT one, again?

Side Effects May Vary

Side Effects May Vary

Author: Julie Murphy Format: eBook Release Date: 18/03/2014

The first book from Julie Murphy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin'which is soon to be a major motion picture starring Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston.For fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell comes this powerful novel about a girl with cancer who creates a take-no-prisoners bucket list that sets off a war at schoolonly to discover she's gone into remission.When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs. So she convinces her best friend, Harvey, to help her with a crazy bucket list that's as much about revenge as it is about hope.But just when Alice's scores are settled, she goes into remission, and now she must face the consequences of all she's said and done.Contemporary realistic fiction readers who love romantic stories featuring strong heroines will find much to savor in this standout debut.

Desert Animal Adaptations (Amazing Animal Adaptations)

Desert Animal Adaptations (Amazing Animal Adaptations)

Author: Julie Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2012