Books by Sally Grindley

< Back to Books
Dear Max
Dear Max

Dear Max

  • Illustrator: Tony Ross
  • Date Published: 2004
  • Publisher: Orchard Books
  • Shortlisted for the Hounslow Book Award
  • Shortlisted for the Nottingham Book Award
  • Shortlisted for the Stockport Book Award

‘One would never think that an adult lady author and a nine-year-old boy could have much in common, but in this book they do, and they both benefit from the friendship. It is fascinating to see how Max’s very lifelike story evolves, and how he learns how to deal with his problems himself, finding the courage that lies within him. With a story that is funny, touching, and punctuated with little doodles and pictures, this is a tale every child can relate to.’  Through the Looking Glass

Max is a little boy with a big imagination, who is also having trouble at school. He writes to his favourite author, DJ Lucas, because he wants to be a writer when he grows up. So begins a touching and humorous correspondence, with Max gradually revealing his problems and DJ gently encouraging him to deal with them. Yes, I’ll admit it, this is one of my favourite books!

Available to purchase from all good bookshops, or

Purchase on Purchase Book on Amazon Associates