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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Letters to Leonardo
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'On his fifteenth birthday, Matt receives a card from his mother - the mother he grew up believing was deceased. Feeling betrayed by both his parents, Matt's identity is in disarray. He begins writing letters to Leonardo da Vinci as a way to sort out the mess in his head. Through the connections he makes between his own life and that of Leonardo, Matt unravels the mystery that his life has become and discovers his mother's secrets and the reasons behind his abandonment.' (From the publisher's website.)

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Notes

  • For secondary school age.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Bipolar disorder.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First person (not the disabled character).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Newtown, Marrickville - Camperdown area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Walker Books Australia , 2009 .
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      Extent: 249p.
      Note/s:
      • 'The truth changes everything.' (Cover)
      ISBN: 9781921150883 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Owning Your Writing Dee White , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , February no. 204 2011; (p. 14)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2010 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 3)
Centre Selection Erin Ritchie , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , November no. 3 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of Letters to Leonardo Dee White , 2009 single work novel
In the Spotlight - Dee White Dee White , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , November no. 3 2009; (p. 4)
[Review] Letters to Leonardo Patricia Halsall , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies: Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 24 no. 4 2009; (p. 43-44)

— Review of Letters to Leonardo Dee White , 2009 single work novel
Young Tales with a Twist Fiona Purdon , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 - 21 June 2009; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Brown Skin Blue Belinda Jeffrey , 2009 single work novel ; Letters to Leonardo Dee White , 2009 single work novel ; Measuring Up G. J. Stroud , 2009 single work novel
Kids' Lit Jill Rowbotham , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 July 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Letters to Leonardo Dee White , 2009 single work novel ; Free to a Good Home Colin Thompson , 2009 single work picture book ; The Trouble with Ghosts Mary K. Pershall , 2008 single work children's fiction
[Review] Letters to Leonardo Clare Kennedy , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 9 2009; (p. 43)

— Review of Letters to Leonardo Dee White , 2009 single work novel
[Review] Letters to Leonardo Jennifer Rumsey , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 15 August no. 66 2009; (p. 38-39)

— Review of Letters to Leonardo Dee White , 2009 single work novel
[Review] Letters to Leonardo Patricia Halsall , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies: Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 24 no. 4 2009; (p. 43-44)

— Review of Letters to Leonardo Dee White , 2009 single work novel
In the Spotlight - Dee White Dee White , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , November no. 3 2009; (p. 4)
Owning Your Writing Dee White , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , February no. 204 2011; (p. 14)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2010 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 3)
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