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My Brother Ben
Written by:
Peter Carnavas 
Read by:
Jesse Vasiliadis 
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
2 hours 28 minutes 
May 28 2024 
Available Date:
May 28 2024 
Age Category:
Children (7+) 
Fiction; Australian Fiction; Children; Children's Fiction 
Bolinda audio 
Bolinda price
NZD$ 34.95
NZD$ 34.95

Award winning author
Australian author

Winner NSW Premier's Literary Awards / Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature 2022
Winner Speech Pathology Australia / Book of the Year 2022
Shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards / Children's Book 2022
Notable Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year / Younger Readers 2022
Longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards / Children's Book of the Year 2022

A stirringly beautiful, heartwarming story of brotherly love and growing up, from the award-winning author of The Elephant.

Even on the dark days, birds still sing. Luke and his big brother Ben spend the summer on the banks of Cabbage Tree Creek. Quiet Luke sketches birds, while Ben leaps off the Jumping Tree. The boys couldn’t be more different, but they share a special bond. When a local competition to win a boat is announced, the brothers spring into action, dreaming of exploring the creek together. But then Ben starts high school, bringing unfamiliar changes into their lives. Slowly, the boys start to drift apart as the contest approaches. Can their unique friendship survive?

'Peter Carnavas is a wizard with words and a master of character ... My Brother Ben is absolutely bursting with heart ..'
Meg McKinlay, author of To Catch a Falling Star

'This story about birdwatching, being different and the bond between brothers is told in Peter's lovely gentle way and it's a real treat. Kids will love it.'
Karen Foxlee, author of Lenny's Book of Everything

'For everyone whose brother is a hero, even if they don't know it yet.'
Morris Gleitzman, one of Australia’s most popular authors