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'Heartfelt, evocative and compelling – another masterpiece from the award-winning Robert Newton.

'Living in the commission, Lexie is left to fend for herself. Her mother is mostly absent, out searching for something to help her forget the tragic death of Lexie’s dad.

'But then, after witnessing the aftermath of a shocking incident, Lexie finds solace in the most unlikely of places – in a troubled old man called the Creeper.

'A chance, life-saving encounter on the commission’s roof seeds a friendship between the two and when they enlist the help of Lexie’s friend Davey, the three set off on an epic journey; one that will change their lives and the lives of those around them. ' (Publication summary)

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    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2017 .
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      Extent: 224p.
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      • Published 27th February 2017
      ISBN: 9780143309307

Works about this Work

Know the Author : Robert Newton, the Firefighter Who Writes like an Angel Joy Lawn , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 32 no. 2 2017; (p. 11-14)

Robert Newton is a firefighter who writes like an angel. It seems that these two jobs - firey and YA novelist - are very different, one physical and communal and the other solitary, but Newton describes them as actually being alike. They are simpatico in their essence. Both allow for the unexpected.'  (Introduction)

On a Quest for Their Better Selves Joy Lawn , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13 May 2017; (p. 26)
'Robert Newton is a Melbourne-based firefighter and author. Mr Romanov’s Garden in the Sky (Penguin, 218pp, $17.99) begins as a gritty re­imagining of his experience 25 years ago when called to an emergency in a Melbourne housing commission tower. The sight of a small girl in pyjamas waiting beside her drug-overdosed mother has haunted him since, and is now re-created in 13-year-old Lexie.' (Introduction)
On a Quest for Their Better Selves Joy Lawn , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13 May 2017; (p. 26)
'Robert Newton is a Melbourne-based firefighter and author. Mr Romanov’s Garden in the Sky (Penguin, 218pp, $17.99) begins as a gritty re­imagining of his experience 25 years ago when called to an emergency in a Melbourne housing commission tower. The sight of a small girl in pyjamas waiting beside her drug-overdosed mother has haunted him since, and is now re-created in 13-year-old Lexie.' (Introduction)
Know the Author : Robert Newton, the Firefighter Who Writes like an Angel Joy Lawn , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 32 no. 2 2017; (p. 11-14)

Robert Newton is a firefighter who writes like an angel. It seems that these two jobs - firey and YA novelist - are very different, one physical and communal and the other solitary, but Newton describes them as actually being alike. They are simpatico in their essence. Both allow for the unexpected.'  (Introduction)

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