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y Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo single work   novel   young adult   humour  
Is part of Lockie Leonard Series Tim Winton 1990-1997 series - author novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1990 1990
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'Lockie Leonard, hot surf-rat, is in love. The human torpedo is barely settled into his new school, and already he's got a girl on his mind. And not just any girl: it has to be Vicki Streeton, the smartest, prettiest, richest girl in the class. What chance have you got when your dad's a cop, your mum's a frighteningly understanding parent, your brother wets the bed and the teachers take an instant dislike to you and then you fall in love at twelve-and-three-quarter years old? It can only mean trouble, worry, mega-embarrassment and some wild, wild times ' (From the publisher's website: www.penguin.com.au.)

Adaptations

y Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo : The Play Paige Gibbs , Sydney : Currency Press , 1996 Z859525 1996 single work drama young adult

Notes

  • Other formats: Also braille and sound recording, ebook

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Yarra, South Yarra - Glen Iris area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: McPhee Gribble , 1990 .
      Extent: 132p.
      ISBN: 0869141848
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Bodley Head , 1990 .
      Extent: 132p.
      ISBN: 0370314743
    • Boston, Massachusetts,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Little, Brown , 1991 .
      Extent: 148p.
      ISBN: 0316947539
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Red Fox , 1992 .
      Extent: 132p.
      ISBN: 099973200
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1993 .
      Extent: 132p.
      Reprinted: 2003
      ISBN: 0140366512
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2000 .
      Extent: 132p.
      Reprinted: 2003 , 2007
      ISBN: 0143300962
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin Books , 2013 .
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      Image courtesy of Penguin
      Extent: 1vp.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 12/07/2013
      ISBN: 9781743481202
Alternative title: Lockie Leonard, de torpedo
Language: Dutch
    • Amsterdam,
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      Netherlands,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Van Goor , 1991 .
      Extent: 127p.

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