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Letters To Leonardo

By Dee White

A unique and powerful story about a fifteen year old boy who tries to deal with his mother s mental illness by writing letters to Leonardo da Vinci.

On his fifteenth birthday, Matt receives a card from his mother the mother he grew up believing was deceased. Feeling betrayed by both his parents, Matt s identity is in disarray and he begins writing letters to Leonardo da Vinci as a way to sort out the mess in his head. Through the connections he makes between his own life and that of Leonardo, Matt unravels the mystery that his life has become and discovers his mother s secrets and the reasons behind his abandonment.

  • A powerful, unique and sometimes confronting coming-of-age story told in an engaging and realistic manner
  • Themes of life, art, loss, grief and mental illness are weaved into a unique and powerful contemporary story
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About the author

Dee White lives in a small rural country town which has more kangaroos than people and is married with two boys aged 10 and 12. She has worked as an advertising copywriter and journalist and has had numerous career changes because until recently, writing wasn t considered to be a proper job. Letters to Leonardo is her first novel for Walker Books Australia.

ISBN: 9781921150883
Imprint: WALKER BOOKS AUST
Distributor: Harper Collins Distribution Services for Australia and New Zealand
Binding: NON S
Release Date: July 1, 2009
Dimensions: 130 x 198mm, 256pp
Stock Status: OUT OF PRINT
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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