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  • Published: 2 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760890681
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $16.99

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.

  • Published: 2 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760890681
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $16.99

About the author

Lisa Nicol

Lisa Nicol is an Australian author and sometimes documentary-maker. Her feature Wide Open Sky about a children’s choir in far west NSW won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2015 Sydney Film Festival and screened in cinemas and festivals around the world. Her first novel for children, Dr Boogaloo and The Girl Who Lost Her Laughter, was a CBCA Notable and is currently being adapted for the screen as a musical. Her second novel Vincent and The Grandest Hotel on Earth was published internationally to much acclaim. Lisa lives on the east coast of Australia with two out of her three children and a dusty old dog who smells worse than an elephant fart.

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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

Vincent and the Grandest Hotel on Earth is an epic and addictive adventure for junior readers. This is a book-world to fall into headfirst, dream about when you aren’t reading and fantasise about long after you’ve come to the end of the story. Lisa Nicol has created something magical — truly, truly magical — and this is obvious from the very first page where Nicol and her mysterious co-author introduce the central characters in the preface.

Kids' Book Review

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.