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The 10PM Question
Author: Kate De Goldi

ISBN: 9781741757354
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1 February 2009
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0 x 1.9
Frankie Parsons is twelve going on old man, an apparently sensible, talented boy with a drumbeat of worrying questions steadily gaining volume in his head: Are the smoke alarm batteries flat? Does the cat, and therefore the rest of the family, have worms? Will bird flu strike and ruin life as we know it? Is the Kidney-shaped spot on his chest actually a galloping cancer? Only Ma takes seriously his catalogue of persistent queries. But it is Ma who is the cause of the most worrying question of all, the one that Frankie can never bring himself to ask. Then the new girl arrives at school and has questions of her own: relentless, unavoidable questions. So begins the unravelling of Frankie Parsons's carefully controlled world.


Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Children's Book of the Year 2009.; Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Senior Fiction 2009.; Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Readers' Choice Award 2009.; Shortlisted for Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 2009.; Shortlisted for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Esther Glen Award 2009.; Runner-up for Montana...

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