Leo and Ralph

Peter Carnavas

From award-winning storyteller Peter Carnavas comes this stellar novel about space, starting over and the best friend you could ever imagine.

Peter Carnavas has done it again! There is just the right amount of tension in this story to keep you turning the page and just the right depth of emotion. I cared so much about young Leo - I almost held my breath through the first fifty pages.

- Momo Time to Read Blog

The writing is deceptively simple, each scene a masterpiece of understatement and restraint, but suffused with warmth and humour.

- StoryLinks

This gentle story is light and fun, and brimming with creativity that can spark magical things.

- Ashleigh Meikle, The Book Muse


Peter Carnavas

Peter Carnavas writes and illustrates books for children. His books have been published widely across the world and have won many awards, including a Queensland Literary Award and the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

University of Queensland Press (UQP)

For 70 years UQP has been at the forefront of innovative publishing. It has launched the careers of many great novelists, published contemporary poets, been a pioneering force in children’s and young adult publishing and has set the benchmark for award-winning scholarly and Black Australian writing.