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  • Published: 20 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9781743483251
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 36

The Boy and The Toy


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Best-selling author Sonya Hartnett writes a beautiful children's fable about love and acceptance, suitable for children 4 and older.

Best-selling author Sonya Hartnett writes a beautiful children's fable about love and acceptance, suitable for children 4 and older. 
 
One day a man invented the best toy in the world. 
He gave the toy to his son.  The boy thought the toy was marvellous.  It could do anything!
But as time passed, the boy started to wonder about the toy.  Was it really the best toy in the world?

  • Pub date: 20 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9781743483251
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 36

About the Authors

Sonya Hartnett

Sonya Hartnett's work has won numerous Australian and international literary prizes and has been published around the world. Uniquely, she is acclaimed for her stories for adults, young adults and children. Her accolades include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Of A Boy), The Age Book of the Year (Of A Boy), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize (Thursday's Child), the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for both Older and Younger Readers (Forest, The Silver Donkey, The Ghost's Child, The Midnight Zoo and The Children of the King), the Victorian Premier's Literary Award (Surrender), shortlistings for the Miles Franklin Award (for both Of a Boy and Butterfly) and the CILP Carnegie Medal (The Midnight Zoo). Hartnett is also the first Australian recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2008).

Golden Boys, Sonya’s third novel for adults, was shortlisted for the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award and she also published her third picture book, The Wild One in 2014.

Lucia Masciullo

Lucia Masciullo grew up in Livorno, Tuscany, among smells of saltiness and rosemary. She always loved painting and after graduating in Biology she decided to pursue her dream career as an artist. In 2006 she moved to Brisbane and since then has been happily working as a fine art painter and freelance illustrator. She has recently illustrated Sonya Hartnett's The Boy and Toy.


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