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Lenny's Book of Everything

Written by Karen Foxlee

Key Stage 4 Family / Home Stories Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

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Shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2020

When Lenny’s mother wins an instalment encyclopaedia, she and her younger brother Davey are drawn into the wonderful things they find there. They need an escape from home life in 1970s USA particularly as Davey is facing a huge problem. This complex endearing book twists readers through many emotions with warmth and honesty.


Lenny's Book of Everything Synopsis

Love is a wonderful thing, and it doesn't have conditions in this novel about sister and brother Lenny and Davy as they deal with the fact that Davy is very different from everyone else around him. Davy is growing. And growing and growing. He is diagnosed with a rare form of gigantism. But he and Lenny are also trying to figure out where their father went, if they have a grandmother, what is going to be in the next issue of the encyclopaedia that is heading their way in the post and which letter is their favourite, as each one opens up the world to the siblings just a bit more. In this exquisite book about love and loss and caring for your family, Karen Foxlee has created a heart-rending and hopeful book that delights and surprises.

W is for Wonderful, and that is Lenny's Book of Everything. Unforgettably wonderful.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782692386
Publication date: 24th January 2019
Author: Karen Foxlee
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 4
Topics: Family / Home Stories, Personal Social Health Economic

About Karen Foxlee

Karen Foxlee was born in Mount Isa, Queensland, in 1971. After training and working as a nurse for most of her adult life, she graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2005, in creative writing. Her first novel, The Anatomy of Wings, was originally published in 2008, by the University of Queensland Press, and has since been published in the U.S.A., the United Kingdom and Canada. She lives in Gympie, Australia.

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