Lenny's Book of Everything

    • 4.6 • 31 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

WINNER: 2020 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature

WINNER: 2019 QLD Literary Awards, Griffith University Young Adult Book Award

HONOUR BOOK: 2019 CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers

SHORT-LISTED: 2019 Prime Minister's Literary Award, Young Adult Fiction

NOMINATED: 2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal


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 a bestselling and multi-award-winning author. 


'A gorgeous, heartbreaking and heartwarming book.' RJ Palacio, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wonder


'Such a big heart and not a beat out of place.' Melina Marchetta, author of Looking For Alibrandi


'This bittersweet tale about heartbreak and healing has a sense of whimsy that never feels forced. Foxlee's writing is brimming with perfectly constructed moments that merge into a truly sensational, heart-wrenching read. This is the kind of book that makes a reader feel grateful it exists. 5/5 stars.' Books+Publishing

GENRE
Young Adults
RELEASED
2018
24 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Allen & Unwin
SELLER
Allen & Unwin Pty Limited
SIZE
1.8
MB

Customer Reviews

ML Pink Lemonade ,

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

100% would recommend to anyone who enjoys reading and would definitely read the book again.

IzzyBizzyBoBizzyBop ,

Heart Breakingly Beautiful

It shattered my heart over and over again, but I re-read it for it tenderness, love and heart. Karen Foxlee, When somebody re reads a book 20 times, you know you have done something right. I felt for Lenny and Davey, I laughed when it was funny and cried my heart out when it was bitterly sad. ♥️ TOP 5 BOOKS OF 2019 A MUST READ ♥️

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