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Author Condon, Bill, author

Title The simple things / Bill Condon, pictures by Beth Norling
Published Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2014


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Description 160 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
regular print
Series Children's Book Council of Australia awards 2015
Summary 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
Analysis Australian
Australian fiction
Notes Record machine-generated from publisher information
Short-listed for the Childrens' Book Council of Australia Award, Younger Readers
Subject Older women -- Juvenile fiction.
Aunts -- Juvenile fiction.
Australian fiction.
Children's stories.
Families -- Fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Older people -- Juvenile fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Great-aunts -- Fiction.
Secrets -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Author Norling, Beth, illustrator
LC no. 2015376216
ISBN 9781743317242