Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 06 May 2021
ISBN: 9781788005241
Size: 198 x 129 mm
Length: 272 pages

The Life and Time of Lonny Quicke


Lonny is a lifeling. He has the power to heal any living creature and bring it back from the dead. But he pays a price for this gift – by lengthening the creature’s life, he shortens his own. So Lonny has to be careful, has to stay hidden in the forest. Because if people knew what he could do, Lonny would be left with no life at all…

A brilliant novel from the author of The Middler about family, secrets and a terrible power.

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“A modern day fairytale with a unique voice and fantastic folkloric premise.”

-Peter Bunzl, author of Cogheart

“I declare it, it’s a masterpiece!…Genius idea, beautifully, wonderfully told. I couldn’t have enjoyed it any more.”

-Nicola Penfold, author of Where the World Turns Wild

“This gripping tale will have you frantically reading on, desperate to find out what is coming next.”

Mister Bodd (blog)

“Applebaum’s third novel confirms her as one of the most exciting new voices in children’s fiction.”

-Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“This is a unique tale, the like of which could only come from the imagination of Kirsty Applebaum, and which could only be given life by her delicate, thoughtful touch.”

Mr B Class Reads (blog)

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Chinese simplified , Dutch , Italian , Persian , US English

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