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The simple things, Bill Condon; Illustrated by Beth Norling

Label
The simple things
Title
The simple things
Statement of responsibility
Bill Condon; Illustrated by Beth Norling
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A slice of life story for younger readers told with affection and humour about Stephen, a boy who doesn't quite fit in, and his elderly aunt Lola. From the award-winning author of A Straight Line to My Heart... Ages 8+.
Awards note
Shortlisted for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Young Readers 2015.
Biographical or historical data
Bill Condon was born in 1949 and lives with his wife Dianne (Di) Bates in New South Wales, Australia. He left school at the first chance he got and worked in an assortment of jobs that did not require much in the way of qualifications. A chance meeting with Larry Rivera, the editor of a local weekly newspaper, led Bill into a career as a journalist. Throughout those years Bill was also writing for children, following the example of his wife Di, who is a well-known children's author. Nearly twenty years ago Bill left journalism to devote himself full-time to writing for children. When not writing, Bill plays tennis, golf, pool and Scrabble, but hardly ever at the same time...Bill was the winner of the inaugural Prime Minister's Literary Award in 2010 for Young Adult Fiction for his book Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God...
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
Dewey number
JF
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • From Third Grade to Fifth Grade
  • From 7
Literary form
novels
Summary expansion
Stephen has never met his great aunt Lola, and he doesn't want to. She sends him money twice a year and he always writes back, but Lola is almost eighty - what will they have to talk about? When they arrive at her house, Stephen discovers she's grumpy, scary and really, really old. He wants to turn around and go home, but his mum says they have to stay until Lola's birthday - three weeks away...Left to his own devices, Stephen learns about the simple things in life - like fishing, and cricket, and climbing trees - and the importance of family. Soon Lola entrusts Stephen with a great secret, and he realises that Lola has become more important to him than just an aunt who sends him money - she's now a friend..
Target audience
juvenile
The simple things, Bill Condon; Illustrated by Beth Norling
Label
The simple things, Bill Condon; Illustrated by Beth Norling
Publication
Note
Paperback. B-format paperback
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stephen has never met his great aunt Lola, and he doesn't want to. She sends him money twice a year and he always writes back, but Lola is almost eighty - what will they have to talk about? When they arrive at her house, Stephen discovers she's grumpy, scary and really, really old. He wants to turn around and go home, but his mum says they have to stay until Lola's birthday - three weeks away. Left to his own devices, Stephen learns about the simple things in life - like fishing, and cricket, and climbing trees - and the importance of family. Soon Lola entrusts Stephen with a great secret, and he realises that Lola has become more important to him than just an aunt who sends him money - she's now a friend
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9781743317242
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Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
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Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9781743317242
Isbn Type
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Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Note
Suitable 8 - 12 Years
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) MH_116465

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