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Do you hear that? You’re Cliff now, and your life is going to get better, I promise...   

When eleven-year-old Matt finds Cliff, a hurt, neglected dog abandoned in the bush, he knows the brave little pup needs saving. He wants to help. But can he?  

Lately, Matt has had way more bad days than good days. The pieces of his life just don’t seem to fit together any more and he doesn’t understand why. He's finding it impossible to concentrate at school and has lost interest in the activities he used to love. Plus, he’s tired all the time.  ​

Matt's too afraid to share what's really going on in his own head with anyone. 

His friends and family will never understand . . . maybe it's not only Cliff who needs saving.

About The Author

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Kate Foster is a children's author writing about friends, family, and dogs. Originally from a small town in the south east of England, she now lives on the stunning Gold Coast in Australia with her family and second-hand dogs. 

She is passionate about encouraging and teaching a wider understanding of autism and mental illness via a positive approach and representation. 

Her debut middle grade novel, PAWS was published in 2021, her second, The Bravest Word in 2022, and her first chapter book series, Harriet Hound will be published in 2023, all with the brilliant Walker Books Australia.

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