Lenny'S Book of Everything

Awards:   Long-listed for Best Book for Older Readers 2019 (Australia) Long-listed for Best Children's Book 2019 (Australia) Long-listed for Indie Book Awards 2019 (Australia) Short-listed for Best Book for Older Readers 2019 (Australia) Short-listed for Best Children's Book 2019 (Australia) Short-listed for Indie Book Awards 2019 (Australia)
Author:   Karen Foxlee
Publisher:   Allen & Unwin
ISBN:  

9781760528706


Pages:   352
Publication Date:   24 October 2018
Recommended Age:   From 10 to 14 years
Format:   Paperback
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Awards

  • Long-listed for Best Book for Older Readers 2019 (Australia)
  • Long-listed for Best Children's Book 2019 (Australia)
  • Long-listed for Indie Book Awards 2019 (Australia)
  • Short-listed for Best Book for Older Readers 2019 (Australia)
  • Short-listed for Best Children's Book 2019 (Australia)
  • Short-listed for Indie Book Awards 2019 (Australia)

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SHORT-LISTED: CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers, 2019 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:   Karen Foxlee
Publisher:   Allen & Unwin
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Weight:   0.360kg
ISBN:  

9781760528706


ISBN 10:   1760528706
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   24 October 2018
Recommended Age:   From 10 to 14 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children's (6-12)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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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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