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  • Published: 28 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742748047
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

The Big Little Book Of Happy Sadness


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The funny, touching story of an unlikely friendship from master storyteller Colin Thompson

The funny, touching story of an unlikely friendship from master storyteller Colin Thompson

George lives with his grandmother and a big empty space where his mother and father should be. One Friday on his way home from school, George visits the animal shelter. There, in the very last cage, is Jeremy, a sad dog who looks as lost and lonely as George feels. When Jeremy comes home to live with George and his granny, their whole lives change, and they learn that when it comes to love, it's quality not quantity that counts . . .

  • Pub date: 28 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742748047
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

About the Author

Colin Thompson

Since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, Colin Thompson has had more than 65 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel How to Live Forever, CBCA Picture Book of the Year for The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley and CBCA Honour Book and the Family Therapists' Award for The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award - the most prestigious children's literature prize in the world. Colin lives in Bellingen, Australia. His books with Random House Australia include How to Live Forever, numerous picture books, The Floods series, The Dragons series, The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness, Free to a Good Home and Barry.

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Praise for The Big Little Book Of Happy Sadness

“Honour Book in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards - Picture Book”


Awards & Recognition

  • Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature

    Winner • 2009 • Younger Readers

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Honour Award • 2009 • Picture Book


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