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The simple things, Bill Condon, pictures by Beth Norling

Label
The simple things
Title
The simple things
Statement of responsibility
Bill Condon, pictures by Beth Norling
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stephen has never met his great aunt Lola, and he doesn't want to. She sends him money twice a year and he always writes back, but Lola is almost eighty - what will they have to talk about? When they arrive at her house, Stephen discovers she's grumpy, scary and really, really old. He wants to turn around and go home, but his mum says they have to stay until Lola's birthday - three weeks away. Left to his own devices, Stephen learns about the simple things in life - like fishing, and cricket, and climbing trees - and the importance of family. Soon Lola entrusts Stephen with a great secret, and he realises that Lola has become more important to him than just an aunt who sends him money - she's now a friend
Member of
Summary
Stephen is not very happy when he and his parents make a three week visit to his Great-Aunt Lola, whom he has never met and who is very old and grumpy, but while he is there he finds new things to do and is entrusted with a secret
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
Awards note
Short-listed for the Childrens' Book Council of Australia Award, Younger Readers.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10298712
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Condon, Bill
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
360
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Norling, Beth
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Families
  • Friendship
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The simple things, Bill Condon, pictures by Beth Norling
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052412321
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781743317242
Lccn
2015376216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)868814135
Label
The simple things, Bill Condon, pictures by Beth Norling
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052412321
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781743317242
Lccn
2015376216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)868814135

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