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Once there was a boy

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

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

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.

$24.95
Dub Leffler
Descendent from the Bigambul people of South-West Queensland, Dub Leffler is one of Australia’s most sought-after illustrators of children’s literature. As well as an illustrator, Dub is the author of two children’s books and is currently illustrating his 25th title....

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