Lucy in the Leap Year
Illustrated by Ken Searle
The world of eight-year-old Lucy follows the familiar pattern of life in the tiny inner-city apartment where she and her dad live. One day, however, everything changes, and suddenly Lucy finds herself growing up in leaps and bounds.
As the weeks and months of this special Leap Year go by, Lucy finds out about friendship and families, about loneliness and loss, about the stars and the seasons, and about the very special people who share her house. As Lucy learns how everyone and everything fits into the universe, Lucy’s world becomes bigger, and so does Lucy herself.
Honour Book, CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers, 1994
Shortlisted NSW Ministry for the Arts Award, 1994
Shortlisted Multicultural Award, 1994