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Publisher's Summary

A moving novel about love, loss and growing up with a brother who has gigantism.

Lenny Spinx is the sister of a giant.

Her little brother, Davey, has a rare form of gigantism that puzzles his doctors and astounds his friends, neighbours and teachers. Together, Lenny and Davey escape to a more wondrous reality by obsessing over the entries in their monthly instalment of Burrell’s Build-It-at-Home Encyclopedia set. They lose themselves in passages about abominable snowmen, jellyfish, peregrine falcons and quicksand. Lenny vows to become a beetle expert, while Davey decides he will run away to Canada and build a log cabin.

As Davey’s disease progresses, though, their richly imagined world becomes harder to cling to. From A to Z, this is a deeply moving story about growing up and up and up and the unshakable bond between siblings.

©2018 Karen Foxlee (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the critics say

"Tough, tender and beautiful." (Glenda Millard, author of The Stars at Oktober Bend)'

"Though I defy you to read it without tears, Lenny’s Book of Everything is warm, humorous, absolutely real, and above all, uplifting." (Wendy Orr, author of Dragonfly Song)

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