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About the book
  • Published: 2 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760147198
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Vincent and the Grandest Hotel on Earth




Everyone deserves a bit of grand . . .

From ordinary to extraordinary, Vincent and the Grandest Hotel on Earth is a marvellous ride that will delight readers of all ages.

Perched high on the snowy slopes of the Mabombo Ranges lies The Grandest Hotel on Earth. It’s wilder than the African savanna, more fantastical than Disneyland and more magical than Shangri-la.

So when ordinary eleven-year-old Vincent meets the hotel’s young Florence he sets off on a path leading into his most wondrous dreams.

But of course, dreams have a funny way of taking strange and surprising turns and, before long, Vincent is torn between right and wrong, friendship and family and the most enticing of desires – to see into the future . . .

Warning: this book includes insanely cute pocket dogs, travelling by llama or jet pack, chocolate fountains and shoes that play Bach.

  • Pub date: 2 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760147198
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Lisa Nicol

Lisa Nicol is a writer and documentary-maker. Her feature documentary Wide Open Sky, about a children’s choir in outback NSW, won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2015 Sydney Film Festival. Her first children’s book The Ballad of Dexi Lee was illustrated by artist Lucy Culliton. Her second children’s book Dr Boogaloo and the Girl Who Lost Her Laughter is currently being adapted as a musical for the stage. Lisa lives on the east coast of Australia with her three children and a dog who totally stinks.

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Praise for Vincent and the Grandest Hotel on Earth

“This is absolutely GRAND! I adored it. What a wonderful read!”

Karen Foxlee, author of 'Lenny’s Book of Everything'

“... so alive with magic and wonder ... simply impossible to resist. This is a charming and surprisingly moving delight for readers aged eight and older seeking more of Nevermoor's capriciousness, with all the sensitivity of Kate DiCamillo's best. Four stars.”

Phil Lesnie, Books+Publishing

“Wondrous and uplifting.”

Sandy Fussell, Sunday Telegraph

“Vincent and the Grandest Hotel on Earth is indeed a grand read from start to finish with a touch of magic thrown into the mix! 4.5 stars”

Impuse Gamer

“This book is sure to win awards, including children’s choice book awards. It is highly recommended.”

Buzz Words

“This novel so engaging it is difficult to stop reading it until the very end!”

Patricia Halsall, Magpies


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Lisa Nicol shares the experience of writing what she describes as her most special book, and pays tribute to her friend and co-creator.

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