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The funny and moving story of some good-hearted young people determined not to lose heart in a sometimes heartless world. Perfect for readers 9+ years.

When Ludo moves to Canberra with his father, his hopes are high that they can both continue the family tradition of doing good for others. Ludo is a scout and Dad has just been elected to parliament, so there should be plenty of opportunities. But even as Ludo directs his energies towards the needy of the national capital, he discovers it’s the powerful and privileged who need his help most.


He is one of the finest examples of a writer who can make humour stem from the things that really matter in life.

The Guardian

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    September 3, 2018


    RRP $16.99

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