The Jigsaw Puzzle King - Dundurn

The Jigsaw Puzzle King

Published January 2020


2021 Silver Birch Fiction Award — Winner • 2022 Diamond Willow Award — Shortlisted • 2022 Rocky Mountain Book Award • 2022 Chocolate Lily Award — Shortlisted

Being yourself isn’t always easy.

When you’re new in school, all you want is to fit in. When eleven-year-old Warren and his family move to a new city, his twin brother, who has Down syndrome, attracts too much attention for Warren’s liking. Bennie’s different and doesn’t care about it. But while Bennie may be oblivious to those who are curious or uneasy with him, Warren notices every smirk, comment, and sideways glance.

Warren is weary of flip-flopping between trying to be just like everyone else and being the protective brother of a boy with special needs. Sometimes he thinks his life would be easier if he had no brother. But what he really needs is to stop worrying about what other people think.



Gina McMurchy-Barber

Gina McMurchy-Barber is the author of Free as a Bird, a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, and the Peggy Henderson Adventure Series. Gina lives in Surrey, B.C.

Book Details

January 2020
5x8 in
176 pp
January 2020
152 pp