The Curiosities

Zana Fraillon and Phil Lesnie

Miro sees the world differently from everyone else, thanks to the Curiosities – strange little creatures that nestle on his shoulder, whisper in his ear, and show him a different way of seeing the world. Most of the time, no one else notices. But sometimes, the Curiosities make him stand out, in ways that can be good but are occasionally confusing and scary. Miro learns to live with and control his Curiosities, and gradually starts to see that they are a kind of gift.

A lyrical and moving story inspired by the people who see the world differently – and make it more wondrous. With themes of creativity, curiosity and neurodivergence, this is an essential book for every home, school and library.

a tragic, beautifully crafted and wonderful book

- The Independent

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Acquiring Publisher
Jeanmarie Morosin
Release
Sep-2021
ISBN
9780734417848
RRP (AUD)
$26.99
Pages
32
Format
Hardback
Category
Children's Books: Picture books

Zana Fraillon and Phil Lesnie

Zana Fraillon was born in Melbourne but spent her early childhood in San Francisco. Her 2016 novel The Bone Sparrow won the ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children, the Readings Young Adult Book Prize and the Amnesty CILIP Honour.

Phil Lesnie is a Sydney-based illustrator of children’s books. He is also a children’s bookseller. He is the illustrator of Feathers, which was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards in 2018.

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