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Sofie Laguna - Author

About the Author

Sofie Laguna's second novel for adults, The Eye of the Sheep--shortlisted for the Stella Prize--won the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award and was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her first novel for adults, One Foot Wrong, published throughout Europe, the US and the UK, was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award. Sofie's many books for young people have been published in the US, the UK and in translation throughout Europe and Asia. She has been shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Award, and her books have been named Honour Books and Notable Books by the Children's Book Council of Australia. Sofie lives in Melbourne with her husband, illustrator Marc McBride, and their two sons.

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Bad Buster

Bad Buster

Author: Sofie Laguna Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2019

The Eye of the Sheep

The Eye of the Sheep

Author: Sofie Laguna Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Winner of the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlisted for the 2015 Voss Literary Prize and the 2015 Stella Prize Longlisted for the 2016 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Meet Jimmy Flick. He's not like other kids - he's both too fast and too slow. He sees too much, and too little. Jimmy's mother Paula is the only one who can manage him. She teaches him how to count sheep so that he can fall asleep. She holds him tight enough to stop his cells spinning. It is only Paula who can keep Jimmy out of his father's way. But when Jimmy's world falls apart, he has to navigate the unfathomable world on his own, and make things right.

Where are You, Banana?

Where are You, Banana?

Author: Sofie Laguna Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/03/2014

Roddy's dog, Banana, has disappeared! But when Roddy hears a wail from the drain, he finds an ingenious way to rescue his beloved pet. Banana! Where are you?' Banana is Roddy's best friend and Roddy can't find him anywhere! Who will sleep on his bed at night? Who will pull him along on his scooter and chase Aunt Celia's chickens and chew Mum's shoes? Banana is Roddy's best friend, and Roddy knows he has to find him, no matter what...From two much-loved creators comes a warm and humorous story about a boy, a dog, and an ingenious rescue that will delight the whole family. Ages: 3 to 6+

One Foot Wrong

One Foot Wrong

Author: Sofie Laguna Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2010

'The stars shine brightest out of the deepest dark'. Hester is a young girl of dark beginnings and few words. She is kept at home by her painfully reclusive parents and allowed no contact with the world outside the front door. And yet Hester finds joy in life's ordinary moments - to her, everything is an Alice-in-Wonderland discovery. But from the moment Hester is forced to attend school, she quickly learns that there are some things she cannot tell her parents. She knows that 'a secret has no sound; it lives in your darkest corner where it sits and waits'. Until the day the secret can no longer be contained and Hester reclaims her freedom with one final, powerful act. Published around the world to huge acclaim, One Foot Wrong firmly establishes the arrival of an immensely talented new writer. You will not forget this powerful and haunting story..

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