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The Life and Time of Lonny Quicke by Kirsty Applebaum - digital pack

What if you could save lives? What if, just with the touch of your hand, you could stop an animal, or even a person, dying? You’d do it, wouldn’t you?

The Life and Time of Lonny Quicke is the captivating new middle-grade novel by Kirsty Applebaum, author of The Middler and TrooFriend. Lonny is a lifeling. He has the power to heal any living creature and bring it back from the dead. But he pays a price for this gift – by lengthening the creature’s life, he shortens his own. So, Lonny has to be careful, stay hidden in the forest. Because if people knew what he could do, Lonny would be left with no life at all…

“A modern day fairytale with a unique voice and fantastic folkloric premise.”
Peter Bunzl, author of Cogheart

The pack includes:
- Downloadable discussion notes and activities for events, including creating fairytale comic strips, making your own town map and letter-writing activities
- Videos from author Kirsty Applebaum: extract and introduction to the book, plus inspiring creative writing tips and prompts

We’d love to see photos using #LonnyQuicke and tagging readingagency and nosycrowbooks.


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