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A Small Collection of Happinesses : A tale of loneliness, grumpiness and one extraordinary friendship - Zana Fraillon

A Small Collection of Happinesses

A tale of loneliness, grumpiness and one extraordinary friendship

By: Zana Fraillon, Stephen Michael King (Illustrator)

Paperback | 1 May 2024 | Edition Number 1

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An unforgettable story of friendship, hope and happiness from renowned Australian writer Zana Fraillon.

Are you ready? Are you listening? Something is about to begin.

When Ada arrives on the day of the Great Summer Storm, it is like the wind had picked her up and blown her in - walking stick and all - and dumped her right at the front gates of number 9 Hawkhurst Lane.

Unfortunately, Ada is not the kind of neighbour Hettie was hoping for. Cranky, impatient and a hater of cats, Ada has no intention of making friends.

But as the summer unfolds, Hettie and Ada discover they have more in common than they think. Could their unlikely friendship be the missing piece they never knew they needed?

With illustrations by Stephen Michael King.

About the Author

Zana Fraillon (she/they) is an internationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning author of books for children and young adults.

Zana's books have won the Amnesty CILIP Honour Award, the ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children, the Readings YA Prize, NSW Premier's Literary Awards and the CBCA Honour Book Award. The Bone Sparrow was chosen as the biennial book to represent Australia for the International Board on Books for Young People.

Zana was born and lives in Naarm (Melbourne), but spent her early childhood in San Francisco. She has degrees in history and teaching and is undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing at La Trobe University.
Industry Reviews
'I enjoyed this strange, inventive and moving tale' - DAVID ALMOND

'A gem of a book. The story is a powerful one of community and understanding, exploring deep themes with the lightest of touch - and warm humour. One of the best books I've read this year - I loved it' - GILL LEWIS, author of Moonflight

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