Happy as Larry

Scot Gardner
AUD $19.99
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The not-so-ordinary life of a boy named Larry, set against the great events of the world.

Laurence Augustine Rainbow is born into an ordinary family, and seems set for an ordinary life. But as the world changes around him, so does the happiness of his own family.

Unique, dark and ultimately uplifting, this is a beautiful story of one family - and one boy - trying to hold their heads above water in a world quietly gone mad.

Author bio:

Scot wasn't born reading and writing; in fact he left school in year eleven to undertake an apprenticeship in gardening with the local council. He has worked as a waiter, masseur, delivery truck driver, home dad, counsellor and musician.

Scot's first fiction for young readers, One Dead Seagull, was published after he attended a writing camp and writing conferences with John Marsden. His many books since include Burning Eddy, shortlisted for a CBCA award and for the NSW Premiers literary award, and Gravity, shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award.

Scot lives with his wife and one of three children (the others are grown-ups), a poodle and some chooks in the bush in Eastern Victoria. He spends half the year writing and half the year on the road talking to mostly young people about his books and the craft of writing.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9781741754810
Awards: Commended CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers 2011 AU; Winner Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Young Adult Fiction 2010 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: June 2010
Page Extent: 300
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 16 - 18
Subject: Young adult fiction
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