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Change the Locks

By Simon French

Remembering can be risky.

“I don’t know where we came from. Several times when it had seemed important to know, I had tried asking, but mum never really answered.” Steven is curious about his past. When he hears a stranger’s name, odd memories come back to him. A large house. Being left on the side of the road. But does he really want to remember everything? An unforgettable novel from the multi-award-winning author, Simon French.

  • Honour Book, Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, 1992
  • Winner, Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature, 1992
  • Change the Locks is a book of rare insight and great emotion with sensitively drawn characters and a readable and varied literary style.” Reading Time magazine

About the author

Simon French grew up in Sydney's west, and had his first novel published while he was still at high school. He has written many novels and picture books, and been published in Australia and overseas. His work is praised by critics and has won several awards, including the 1987 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for All We Know. Change the Locks was an Honour Book in 1992. Where in the World won the 2003 NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Children’s Literature, and was short-listed for the 2003 CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers, long-listed for the 2003 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and nominated to the IBBY Honour List in 2004. His most recent novel, Other Brother, was short-listed for the 2013 CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers award. Simon is a primary school teacher in the Hawkesbury region of New South Wales.

ISBN: 9781921720758
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2012
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 144pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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