A Weekend with Oscar

  • Robyn Bavati
  • Walker Books Australia
  • 07/07/2021
  • ISBN: 9781760653002

RRP: $19.99 (Inc. GST)


A moving #LoveOzYA novel about loss, first love and being there for your family, no matter what.

Sixteen-year-old Jamie lives with his mum and his younger brother Oscar, who has Down syndrome. Though Jamie is still grieving the loss of his dad, life starts to look up when he meets Zara, the new girl at school. When their mum goes away for the weekend, Jamie volunteers to look after Oscar. But when the weekend is over and their mother doesn’t return, Jamie faces the toughest challenge of his life.

  • An ideal text to use with lower secondary students in the classroom to explore issues of empathy, compassion and living with a sibling with a disability.
  • This touching story is a perfect way to open up a conversation about grief.


About the author

Robyn Bavati lives in Melbourne. She is the award-winning author of Dancing in the Dark, Pirouette and Within These Walls. A mother to three grown-up children, she is an active member of Toastmasters International, enjoys public speaking, and loves visiting schools.

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