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About the book
  • Published: 2 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760896300
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $14.99

Nit Boy




It’ll make you laugh. It’ll make you cry. It’ll make you itch.

Meet Lewis Snow. He has the worst case of nits in world history. His teachers and mum want to shave his head. But Lewis has had nits so long, he thinks of them as pets. He's determined to keep his hair and nits, whatever it takes.

Ned lives on Lewis's head. He's the world's first-ever jumping nit. His dad, the Head Louse, wants Ned to help nits take over the world. But Ned likes it on Lewis's head. He's a dandruff-eating vegan who hates the taste of human blood.

And you thought you had problems.

Two Nit Boy stories in one book!

  • Pub date: 2 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760896300
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Authors

Tristan Bancks

Tristan Bancks tells stories for the page and screen. His books for kids and teens include Two Wolves, The Fall, Detention and the Tom Weekly series. Two Wolves won Honour Book in the 2015 CBCA Book of the Year Awards and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. The Fall was a CBCA Notable Book and shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Tristan’s books have also been recognised in multiple children’s choice awards. Tristan is a writer-ambassador for literacy charity Room to Read. He is currently working with producers to develop several of his books for the screen. He’s excited by the future of storytelling and inspiring others to create. You can find out more about Tristan’s books, play games, watch videos, chat to the author and help him try to change the world at www.tristanbancks.com.

Heath McKenzie

Heath McKenzie is an award-winning Melbourne-based author and illustrator who specialises in stylised digital illustrations (aiming to make them look as non-digital as possible). He has written and illustrated 15 picture books and illustrated a whole lot more across numerous forms of print media.


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