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Lenny's Book of Everything
Lenny's Book of Everything | Karen Foxlee
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In 1970s Ohio, Lenny and her younger brother, Davey, who suffers from a rare form of gigantism, cope with his declining health by poring over each installment of Burrell's Build-It-at-Home Encyclopedia Set.
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This was a reread for me but this time I read it aloud to my ten year old daughter. We both loved it but I struggled to get through the last few chapters as I was weeping so much I had trouble reading aloud. Thankfully my gorgeous empathetic child cuddled me tight while I struggled through. Truly I think everyone should read this book.

Louise Such a sweet photo of you two! 💕 3w
JennyM Gorgeous photo ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
CarolynM What a good daughter. ❤️ You both look lovely. 3w
Nute Sweet photo! 3w
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Borrowed this from the school library where I volunteer. It is short listed for The Children‘s Book Council of Australia award. It‘s in the senior section of our library. I really enjoyed. Needed a tissue or two. With my teacher hat on, I thought it would be a good book for a class study. Lots to talk about. Would love to hear what kids think of it. @MrsMalaprop

MrsMalaprop This looks lovely Joy. Might recommend it for Clem. 😊 2mo
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#Netgalley At 5, Lenny‘s little brother starts growing & doesn‘t stop. Her mother already has a lot on her plate: her husband left, money is tight, & the new encyclopedia set she won for the kids keeps coming up with hidden costs. The characterization in this #middlegrade book is exquisite & the encyclopedia sections are delightful. The 1970s setting & descriptive narration might be a hard sell to kids. Give to kids & adults who like a good cry.

emtobiasz Out in the US 4/16/19 and already out in Australia 7mo
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I might have just started this book, and I know it‘s supposed to be a middle grade book, but it‘s written so beautifully I‘m already hooked and I know it will break my heart at the end!!! 😭 Anyone else read this yet? Read it if you get a chance! 🙌🏼💓
(Photo from google)
#BookRecommendation #CurrentRead #lovereading #readinglife #loveOzYA #AussieReader #bibliophile

wordzie 💝The cover 7mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Love the cover! 7mo
BooknerdsLife @wordzie @Jee_HookedOnBookz I love this cover too. And saw an article recently about the story behind the cover, here‘s the link, if interested http://thingsmadefromletters.com/blog/2018/08/02/behind-the-cover-lennys-book-of... (edited) 7mo
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I‘m not usually a demanding person, today I‘m going to be. I‘m demanding you all get this book and read it. Now! It might be junior fiction but this is one of the most beautifully written, moving book I‘ve ever encountered. Every character felt like family, I truly loved them. But Lenny and Davey especially, their sibling relationship was complex and extraordinary. I wept at the ending, it was perfection though heartbreaking. #ozfiction

CarolynM Ok! Stacked 8mo
Tamra Will do! 8mo
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This is an absolutely delightful junior fiction novel. Makes me wish I had a class to read it to (and I rarely wish to return to the classroom!).

Jeg That‘s how I felt too. Wanted a class again to read it to. ( just for a moment 😊😊) 2mo
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First selection from my birthday book haul (and first Litsy post) is Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee. I loved it. It has been a while since I have sacrificed sleep for just one more chapter, just one more .. The characters are very special. It's a lovely book and I highly recommend it.

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My library hold list came through. Looking forward to this gem - I love Foxlee. #loveozya

Joanne1 Love the crocheted blanket (and the book). 8mo
Lauredhel @Joanne1 oh! Not a blanket, it's the Thirteenth Doctor Wrap I designed :D 8mo
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Hearing vey strong positive buzz around this book. I do love this author‘s other work. Due out next month. #currentlyreading #loveozya #siblings #karenfloxlee

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