Once there was a boy

Dub Leffler
Illustrated by Dub Leffler

FINALIST – Deadly Awards (Outstanding Achievement in Literature category) 2012

SHORTLISTED – Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards (Indigenous Children category) 2012


The whimsical story of a little boy with a broken heart who meets a young girl who shares his secret. This timeless and elegant tale is transformed into a beautiful grown-up story by the use of subtle analogies, such as the use of sapotes as forbidden fruit. A celebrated children’s picture book debut by Dub Leffler.

Teacher Notes

$24.95
Available as eBook
  • Author: Dub Leffler
  • Illustrator: Dub Leffler
  • Published: Jul 2011
  • Size: 265 x 200 mm
  • Pages: 40
  • ISBN: 9781921248627
  • Ages: Lower primary
  • Format: Hardback

Once there was a boy

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