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Author:
Tim Winton
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978-0330340670
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0330340670
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Pan Books Ltd (July 1, 1998)
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Lockie Leonard is a fictional character in a series of children's novels by Australian author Tim Winton.

Lockie Leonard is a fictional character in a series of children's novels by Australian author Tim Winton.

Lockie Leonard, Legend. The Bugalugs Bum Thief. At twelve and three quarters, Lockie Leonard was a pretty decent-looking bloke. He was generally polite and knew how to keep himself clean and tidy. Lockie Leonard, Scumbuster. for Michael, Sharyn and Andrew –. dags, all of them. This book was written with assistance from the Literary Arts Board of the Australia Council and, as always, with the help of Denise Winton. Every ripple on the ocean. Every leaf on every tree. The mums of this world would have called him a ‘nice presentable sort of boy’, but most of them wouldn’t have seen what he could do to a Weetbix at breakfast.

The Tim Winton Young Writers Award, sponsored annually since 1993 by the City . Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo adapted by Paige Gibbs. First performed by the Perth Theatre Company.

The Tim Winton Young Writers Award, sponsored annually since 1993 by the City of Subiaco, recognizes young writers in the Perth metropolitan area. Winton keeps away from the public eye, unless promoting a new book or supporting an environmental issue.

Human Torpedo (Lockie Leonard) Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged. by. Tim Winton (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. City boy Lockie Leonard is rters years old, terrible at Math and average at most things, but he can surf good for his age. Now Lockie's family has moved to a small, seaside, rural town, and to top that he is going to high school for the first time. He is more nervous than normal, making lots more mistakes and generally turning out a looser no one wants to know.

Lockie Leonard- Human Torpedo is a delightfully frank novel exploring the experiences of a teenage boy growing up, written by famous Australian contemporary writer, Tim Winton. Lockie Leonard is 12 and three quarters, loves surfing and has just started at a new school

Lockie Leonard- Human Torpedo is a delightfully frank novel exploring the experiences of a teenage boy growing up, written by famous Australian contemporary writer, Tim Winton. Lockie Leonard is 12 and three quarters, loves surfing and has just started at a new school. Being new to the school he gets bullied but soon falls in love, not just with any girl but she just happens to be, ‘the smartest, Time & Place of the story: Small, Australian beach-side town, Angelus.

Lockie Leonard, Scumbuster. The guts of Lockie Leonard is that the story concludes on a note of hope and self-belief. Lockie Leonard, Legend. Great book for teenagers and adults. com User, July 26, 2008. This is a fantastic read-it's not for the prudish, because it's quite frank in its sexual talk, which makes it really refreshing.

Lockie rides the waves like a pro but he's a klutz on dry land, so there's plenty of physical comedy here, augmented by nearly impenetrable slang (& were big kids who were better, but among the grommets Lockie ripped''). The cast is full of intriguing characters, particularly Lockie's well-read, pacifistic father, a police officer. A slapstick coming-of-age story set in a small Australian town. For his 14th birthday, Lockie gets not only a neoprene vest to keep him warm while he's surfing but also a sudden steady- -Vicki Streeton-rich, bright, and beautiful.

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December 2015 : Australia MP3 CD.

Read "Lockie Leonard Human Torpedo Human Torpedo" by Tim Winton . Lockie Leonard, hot surf-rat, is in love.

Lockie Leonard, hot surf-rat, is in love. The human torpedo is barely settled into his new school, and already he's got.

Thirteen-year-old Lockie Leonard is new in town and has nothing going for him except for the fact that he's a hot-shot surfer. He falls in love with the beautiful Vicki and, amazingly, she likes him too. Suddenly Lockie is famous and popular, but he still has a lot to learn about love.
  • This is a fantastic read--it's not for the prudish, because it's quite frank in its sexual talk, which makes it really refreshing. I don't think an American parent or teacher would want any kid younger than 13 or 14 to read it. You can find cheaper copies on Alibris--check it out. To be on the safe side get an Australian or UK edition of the book because book 2 (Lockie Leonard, Scumbuster) was severely edited to change the Australian slang for the American reader. Big mistake. Not sure about this one because I only have the Australian edition. The Aussie slang isn't that hard to figure out and it's a lot of the fun of reading the book. Highly recommended. If you're a fan of Tim Winton's books for adults, don't dismiss this one--it's every bit as good as his writing for adults.

  • Good story. Great look at adolescence, especially adolescent boys.

  • City boy Lockie Leonard is twelve-and-three-quarters years old, terrible at Math and average at most things, but he can surf good for his age. Now Lockie's family has moved to a small, seaside, rural town, and to top that he is going to high school for the first time. He is more nervous than normal, making lots more mistakes and generally turning out a looser no one wants to know. Then Lockie meets Vickie Streeton, the girl of his dreams, and everything changes in his favor. But is everything now as good as he thinks?

    This very successfully written story is about both sexual awakening and emerging morality. The author achieves this interesting combination by avoiding some of the pitfalls of, for example, prudery, or its opposite, over-sensationalization. The sexuality is always described naturalistically and included as the story demands it. Teenage boys, for example, will enjoy reading a story that reveals that most guys experience some surprise and a little embarrassment when they first have a 'wet dream'. The morality centers on the question of 'when is it the right time for intercourse?' Parents will be relieved to find that, despite all the sexuality, this book does not encourage their children to run out and have intercourse at the first opportunity.

    The book also has minor themes of law and order, formal religion and social class divisions.

    I have one criticism of this otherwise good book: the story is set in Australia and the author has included a lot of Australian popular cultural references, which will be inaccessible to an international audience, and worse, which are now dated even in Australia. (The book was written back in 1990.) Young people just won't understand these references as they are no longer part of the current world. These references, however, are only incidental to the story and the book can be enjoyed despite of them.

  • Lockie and his family had just moved to a new house when school started for Lockie. His first day of school was the worst it could possibly have been. Although he got off to a rough start, he soon met a girl, and falls in love with her. From this point on his life in the small new town changed greatly. Some exciting things happened to him, but were these new things what he really wanted?

    This book is quite an easy read and is appropriate for middle school students. The book's main themes are sex (in a mild non straight forward way), love, and popularity. The author, Tim Winton is a superb writer. He makes it seem that this story can happen to anyone because it is so believable. The main character, Lockie Leonard, seems like someone you could at school. Lockie seems just like a nice guy with problems that everyone else has, an embarrassing family, annoying teachers, and difficulty fitting in. When Winton writes, it seems like you are listening to an Australian thirteen-year-old think. The book gives you a lot of insight into what actual teenage boys think and feel. The things that happen to Lockie are things that could happen in real life. His reactions to these things are quite human and realistic, unlike some books where the main character makes a dumb decision just for the sake of the plot.

    This book makes you feel like you are experiencing love for the first time and gives you the feeling of being new in town. Tim Winton is one of the best writers I have ever read. This is definitely a great read even if it may be a bit easy for you.

  • There's a cesspool of fiction for teenagers out there, most of it seeking to establish that the world is unerringly traumatic, loveless and painful. The guts of Lockie Leonard is that the story concludes on a note of hope and self-belief. Lockie does not need to be perfect, nor does he need the approval of others in order to like himself. I have taught this book in many classes and it hasn't missed yet. True, Winton takes cheap shots at the usual suspects; cops, teachers, doctors and lawyers who are decent people are also aberrations. That's a convenient and populist trick which is a little weary.

    Even so, I will read this again for the umpteenth time and encourage youngsters to do so. I also had a good laugh at the editorial review that "warned" of the Australian vernacular. Horray for homogeneity!!

  • Lockies first day at school was promising day. he found his girl.Being a surfy his Dad a cop and his brother wets the bed he didn't stand a chance this book is for 13-14 year old.It is funny too.

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