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The funny and moving story of a boy and his friends never losing heart in a sometimes heartless world. Perfect for 8+ readers.

Ludo helps other people. It’s how he was brought up.
When Dad is elected to Federal Parliament, Ludo grabs the chance to make Australia an even better place.
But he soon discovers it’s not the homeless of the national capital who most need his help - it’s the rich and powerful.


He is one of the finest examples of a writer who can make humour stem from the things that really matter in life.

The Guardian

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    September 3, 2018


    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook


    September 3, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

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