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Cannonball (Hardcover)

Cannonball By Sacha Cotter, Josh Morgan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sacha Cotter, Josh Morgan (Illustrator)
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A summer tale about family, overcoming fears, and the importance of being oneself, all in the pursuit of performing the perfect cannonball

I'm ready to pull off the perfect cannonball, but everyone has advice.

"You need more weight"

"Bigger shorts!"

"More muscles!"


As one boy searches for the secret to executing the perfect cannonball, it's only by listening to his own voice that he finds his unique style and pulls off a truly awe-inspiring CANNONBALL.

A celebration of native culture, a glossary including Maori words is included.

About the Author

Sacha Cotter writes for television in addition to creating picture book texts. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Visit

Josh Morgan is a full-time picture book illustrator and lives in Wellington, New Zealand

Praise For…

"This distinctive story of summer fun and growth, set within a culture underrepresented on North American shelves, carries a universal message of listening to one’s own heart and being oneself when the world tries to tell you how and who to be...A creative treat." — Kirkus Reviews

"Striking…this story’s message for kids to be true to themselves is one that bears repeating." — Booklist

"Fans of Cornwall’s Jabari Jumps...will appreciate this Kiwi take on taking that first big character-defining leap." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Along with the expressive images, the story will resonate with those learning how to navigate the emotional minefield of turning a failure into a success." — School Library Journal, Starred Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781728217567
ISBN-10: 1728217563
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2020
Pages: 40
Language: English