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Heartfelt, evocative and compelling – another masterpiece from the award-winning Robert Newton.

Living in the commission, Lexie is left to fend for herself. Her mother is mostly absent, out searching for something to help her forget the tragic death of Lexie’s dad.

But then, after witnessing the aftermath of a shocking incident, Lexie finds solace in the most unlikely of places – in a troubled old man called the Creeper.

A chance, life-saving encounter on the commission’s roof seeds a friendship between the two and when they enlist the help of Lexie’s friend Davey, the three set off on an epic journey; one that will change their lives and the lives of those around them.

Reviews

Mr Romanov’s Garden in the Sky is a delightful and compelling tale with a strong sense of contemporary multicultural Australia and a vivid cast of characters, Robert Newton tackles big themes—overcoming loss, being comfortable in your own skin and not judging others based on their appearance—with humour and a light touch that’s sure to resonate with middle-grade readers.

Carody Culver, Books and Publishing

Mr Romanov’s Garden in the Sky is a delightful and compelling tale with a strong sense of contemporary multicultural Australia and a vivid cast of characters.

Sarah Robinson-Hatch, Written Word Worlds

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143309307

    February 27, 2017

    Penguin

    224 pages

    RRP $23.00

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  • EBook

    9781760142971

    February 27, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

    224 pages

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When We Were Two
The Black Dog Gang
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My Name is Will Thompson

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