His Name was Walter

Author(s): Emily Rodda


From Australia's favourite storyteller comes a story, within a story, that shows us the extraordinary power of true love and solves a decades-old mystery.

'Once upon a time, in a dark city far away, there lived a boy called Walter, who had nothing but his name to call his own ...'

The handwritten book, with its strangely vivid illustrations, has been hidden in the old house for a long, long time. Tonight, four kids and their teacher will find it. Tonight, at last, the haunting story of Walter and the mysterious, tragic girl called Sparrow will be read - right to the very end ...

From one of Australia's most renowned children's authors, comes an extraordinary story within a story - a mystery, a prophecy, a long-buried secret. And five people who will remember this night as long as they live.


WHen a teacher and four students become stranded in  decrepit old house during a field trip gone awry, they stumble across a very unusual book. This is the tale of Walter, an allegorical fairytale about the extraordinary life of a man who lived many years ago. As the night continues the students begin to learn that Walter's tale has not yet finishe, and that they have become part of it. His Name Was Walter is such a unique and engaging story. Each chapter keeps you wondering what is to come next. Emilie


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'Another magnificent book from Emily Rodda' -- Readings

General Fields

  • : 9781460756195
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Australia
  • : HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • : September 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 288
  • : 2
  • : Paperback
  • : Emily Rodda