I Met a Bully on the Hill


Martha Brooks and Maureen Hunter

About the Book

J. J., a young girl from the country, runs into more than she can handle when she encounters Raymond, a bully who takes out his frustations and fears by terrorizing her. With the help of her new friends, David, an imaginative youngster with ambitions to be the next Wynton Marsalis, and Karla, a physically powerful ally with a soft heart, J. J. is able to confront both her fears and Raymond’s attacks and solve her problem.


“…a sensitive, caring play which touches on such childhood concerns as self-esteem, fairness, and mental and physical abuse, yet has many moments of lightheartedness and humour.”
-Canadian Children’s Literature

“I Met a Bully on the Hill looks like a winner.”
-Montreal Gazette

About the Authors

Martha Brooks lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her book Traveling on into the Light was named to the international 1996 IBBY Honour List and is an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults. Two Moons in August and Paradise Café and Other Stories were Governor General’s Award nominees; the latter also received the 1991 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for distinguished children’s fiction. She is also the author of Andrew’s Tree (Scirocco Drama, 1996).

Maureen Hunter is one of Canada’s most successful playwrights. Her work has been produced extensively on Canada’s major stages, in the United States, and Britain, and by CBC and BBC Radio. Her play Atlantis was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award and Transit of Venus, premiered by Manitoba Theatre Centre, became the first Canadian play ever staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company of Britain. A native of Saskatchewan, Maureen now lives on the banks of the Red River in Winnipeg.

DRA013000 Drama/Canadian
48pp 5.5 x 8.5 in