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Authors: Karen Foxlee
Publisher: Allen and Unwin
Themes: Family, sibling relationships, disability/difference, acceptance, community, love, grief, hope, forgiveness, knowledge and education, science, geography, the natural world
Years: Australian Curriculum: English, Years 5–8 (Note as an aid, hover on curriculum links to check the year level).
From the publisher’s synopsis: Lenny’s younger brother has a rare form of gigantism and while Lenny is fiercely protective, it isn’t always easy being the sister of ‘the giant’. When their struggling single mother wins a ‘prize’ subscription to Burrell’s Build-It-at-Home Encyclopedia, Lenny and Davey begin to experience the wonders of the world.
Unit writer: Margo Daly