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  • Published: 4 June 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141307305
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $17.99

Lockie Leonard Human Torpedo




Bestselling author, Tim Winton, delivers the iconic trio of books that are still the foremost definitive texts on contemporary Australian life for teenage boys.

Lockie Leonard, hot surf-rat, is in love. The human torpedo is barely settled into his new school, and already he's got a girl on his mind. And not just any girl: it has to be Vicki Streeton, the smartest, prettiest, richest girl in the class. But what chance have you got when your dad's a cop, your mum's a frighteningly understanding parent, your brother wets the bed and the teachers take an instant dislike to you and then you fall in love at twelve-and-three-quarter years old? It can only mean trouble, worry, mega-embarrassment and some wild, wild times.

  • Pub date: 4 June 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141307305
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

Tim Winton

Tim Winton has published twenty-nine books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). He lives in Western Australia.

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Awards & Recognition

  • WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards

    Special Mention • 1991 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 1992 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • KROC Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 1993 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 1994 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 1995 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 1996 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults


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