Lenny's Book of Everything
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|Library of Congress
||Brothers and sisters, People with disabilities, Family life - Ohio, Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Families
Description of this Book
Perfect for readers who love Liar and Spy, Counting by 7s, and Bridge to Terabithia, a heartwarming and transformative novel about family, loss, and never giving up from beloved author Karen Foxlee. Lenny Spink is the sister of a giant. Her little brother, Davey, suffers from a rare form of gigantism and is taunted by other kids and turned away from school because of his size. To escape their cruel reality, Lenny and Davey obsess over the entries in their monthly installment of Burrell's Build-It-at-Home Encyclopedia set. Lenny vows to become a beetle expert, while Davey decides he will run away to Canada and build a log cabin. But as Davey's disease progresses, the siblings' richly imagined world becomes harder to cling to in this deeply moving and original novel about grief, family, and wonder.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||An imaginative and surprisingly tender story of the unbreakable bond between siblings. --Booklist, starred review
Karen Foxlee is the author of The Anatomy of Wings, The Midnight Dress, and the middle-grade novels A Most Magical Girl and Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy, which has received five starred reviews. She lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her daughter. Learn more about Karen and her books at KarenFoxlee.com and on Twitter at @KarenFoxlee.