How to be Prime Minister and Survive Grade Five

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Imagine your dad gets the top job but isn’t exactly up to it. Then he sneaks off on holiday, leaving the country without a leader. What would you do?

When Harper’s dad becomes the prime minister he’s terrible at it. He was thrust into the top job after a heroic boogie-board rescue of two kids (and a labradoodle) from a shark attack, but surviving government is proving hard.

Their family is a laughing stock, and Dad disappears to a ‘conference’ – but he leaves his phone behind. With her little sister, Lottie, Harper must secretly take his place and decide on a new policy by the end of the week. She finds herself torn between ideas – should she ban plastic bottles? Or make weekends longer? Can she prove a kid can lead the country better than a grown-up?


About the author: 

Carla Fitzgerald is a writer, a recovered lawyer and mum of three from Sydney. She studied arts/law at university before working for a judge and at the Australian Human Rights Commission. Carla is a Books in Homes role model and a coach with the Harding Miller Education Foundation.


Product details:

Author: Carla Fitzgerald

Publisher: University of Queensland Press

Dimensions: 128 x 20 x 196 mm

Pages: 266

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 2 August 2022

ISBN: 9780702265587


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