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  • No Ordinary Joe
  • No Ordinary Joe

    By Siobhan Daffy

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    The touching and funny story of family life with a boy with special needs. Based on the author’s own family life.
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    'All sorts of labels are put on my brother but that doesn't mean he's any one thing. At the end of the day, they're just words. A pile of letters pooled together.'


    A moving middle-grade story inspired by the author's adventures with her youngest brother.


    Joe loves chips and music and ice cream and running away. He doesn't mean to run away – he's just running.

    Life with Joe is lots of fun but it's hard work too. You have to remember to lock the windows, hide the sugar, shut the gate. But somehow, Joe always ends up with jam in his hair or missing one of his shoes.

    But this is no ordinary Joe. He has a secret superpower. The power to make everyone love him.

    ‘Siobhán Daffy is a talent to watch out for.’ Read and Reviewed

    ‘A fabulous 5 out of 5 stars.’  Mrs Sydney’s Famous World’s Smallest Library

    ‘Dan is a realistic character and his kindness and love for his brother make this a charming, heart-felt debut.’ Sarah Webb, Irish Independent 

    Siobhán Daffy worked as a creative arts facilitator in community arts for over twenty years with children, adults, women’s groups and people with physical and intellectual disabilities. She is a lover of creative fire and self-expression and believes strongly in the power of artistic expression for self-development and social change.

    Siobhán is a poet and performance artist. Her poems have been published in many journals and magazines, and she enjoys performing at festivals and events. In 2016 she released a CD called Horses Hooves, a collaboration of spoken poetry and music, with six musicians from Ireland and the UK.

    Siobhán is also a natural health practitioner @natural_rhythms and runs a busy practice online and onsite, focusing on women’s emotional and hormonal health.

    This is her first children’s novel.

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    'All sorts of labels are put on my brother but that doesn't mean he's any one thing. At the end of the day, they're just words. A pile of letters pooled together.'


    A moving middle-grade story inspired by the author's adventures with her youngest brother.


    Joe loves chips and music and ice cream and running away. He doesn't mean to run away – he's just running.

    Life with Joe is lots of fun but it's hard work too. You have to remember to lock the windows, hide the sugar, shut the gate. But somehow, Joe always ends up with jam in his hair or missing one of his shoes.

    But this is no ordinary Joe. He has a secret superpower. The power to make everyone love him.

    Praise

    ‘Siobhán Daffy is a talent to watch out for.’ Read and Reviewed

    ‘A fabulous 5 out of 5 stars.’  Mrs Sydney’s Famous World’s Smallest Library

    ‘Dan is a realistic character and his kindness and love for his brother make this a charming, heart-felt debut.’ Sarah Webb, Irish Independent 

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    About the Author

    Siobhan Daffy

    Siobhán Daffy worked as a creative arts facilitator in community arts for over twenty years with children, adults, women’s groups and people with physical and intellectual disabilities. She is a lover of creative fire and self-expression and believes strongly in the power of artistic expression for self-development and social change.

    Siobhán is a poet and performance artist. Her poems have been published in many journals and magazines, and she enjoys performing at festivals and events. In 2016 she released a CD called Horses Hooves, a collaboration of spoken poetry and music, with six musicians from Ireland and the UK.

    Siobhán is also a natural health practitioner @natural_rhythms and runs a busy practice online and onsite, focusing on women’s emotional and hormonal health.

    This is her first children’s novel.

    Photo of Siobhán Daffy

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