A brilliant book for students of all ages. Family, love, illness, heartbreak and grief play into making this book one of the best this year has to offer.
'Lenny, small and sharp, has a younger brother Davey who won't stop growing - at seven, he is as tall as a man. Raised by their mother, they have a roof over their heads, but not much else.
The bright spot every week is the arrival of the latest issue of the Burrell's Build-It-At-Home Encyclopedia. Through the encyclopedia, Lenny and Davey experience the wonders of the world - beetles, birds, quasars and quartz - and dream about a life of freedom and adventure. But as Davey's health deteriorates, Lenny realises that some wonders can't be named.'