Join award-winning children’s author Karen Foxlee as she talks about her big-hearted new novel about loving and letting go, ""Lenny’s Book of Everything"".
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.
Karen Foxlee is an Australian author who writes for both children and adults. ""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.
This event is ideal for children aged 10-14 years.
Books will be available for purchase on the day.