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Lenny's Book of Everything

Lenny's Book of Everything
 

Our mother had a dark heart feeling. Lenny's younger brother has a rare form of gigantism and while Lenny's fiercely protective, it isn't always easy being the sister of 'the giant'. A book about finding good in the bad that will break your heart while raising your spirits in the... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781760637958
Published 24 October 2018 by Allen & Unwin
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Foxlee, Karen
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781760637958
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Publication Date 24 October 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Foxlee, Karen
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Fiction
Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 956011

Description of this Electronic Book

Lenny, small and sharp, has a younger brother Davey who won't stop growing - and at seven is as tall as a man. Raised by their mother, they have food and a roof over their heads, but not much else. The bright spot every week is the arrival of the latest issue of the Burrell's Build-It-at-Home Encyclopedia. Through the encyclopedia, Lenny and Davey experience the wonders of the world - beetles, birds, quasars, quartz - and dream about a life of freedom and adventure. But as Davey's health deteriorates, Lenny realises that some wonders can't be named. A big-hearted novel about loving and letting go by an award-winning author. 'A gorgeous, heartbreaking, and heartwarming book.' - R. J. PALACIO 'Such a big heart and not a beat out of place.' - MELINA MARCHETTA 'Tough, tender and beautiful.' - GLENDA MILLARD 'Unforgettable.' - ANNA FIENBERG 'Karen Foxlee, you're a genius.' - WENDY ORR 'exceptional ... precisely observed, engrossing and tender' - Children's Book of the Week, Sunday Times 'Themes of family and forgiveness are front and center, but the heart of this story--and the magic of it--is the devotion of these two siblings who together navigate the harsh realities of life and loss' - Publishers' Weekly 'With exquisite detail and heartrending, evocative prose, Foxlee crafts a story that reads like a classic.' Booklist (starred)

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Author's Bio

Karen Foxlee is an Australian author who writes for both kids and grown-ups. Her first novel The Anatomy of Wings won numerous awards including the Dobbie Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book. Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy, Karen's first novel for children, was published internationally to much acclaim while her second novel for younger readers, A Most Magical Girl, won the Readings Children's Fiction Prize in 2017 and was CBCA shortlisted the same year. Karen lives in South East Queensland with her daughter and several animals, including two wicked parrots, who frequently eat parts of her laptop when she isn't looking. Her passions are her daughter, writing, day-dreaming, baking, running and swimming in the sea.

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