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Launch of Leo and Ralph by Peter Carnavas
22 Feb / 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim QLD

Launch of Leo and Ralph by Peter Carnavas

Join us for the launch of Peter Carnavas's latest children's book, Leo and Ralph. The book will launch at the FREE 'Books on the Green' event at the Beyond the Book Youth Literature Festival.

Join the festival atmosphere at Immanuel Lutheran College for a free afternoon on the Green. Authors and Illustrators will be entertaining the crowd, along with book sales and signings, food trucks and loads of fun.


From award-winning storyteller Peter Carnavas comes this stellar novel about space, starting over and the best friend you could ever imagine.

Leo and Ralph have been best friends ever since Ralph flew down from one of Jupiter's moons. But now Leo's older, and Mum and Dad think it’s time to say goodbye to Ralph. When the family moves to a small country town, they hope Leo might finally make a real friend. But someone like Ralph is hard to leave behind...

Perfect for kids who enjoy gentle, thoughtful stories like The Wild Robot by Peter Brown and the Polly and Buster series by Sally Rippin.


Peter Carnavas writes and illustrates books for children. He has made many picture books, such as The Children Who Loved Books, Last Tree in the City and A Quiet Girl. His novel The Elephant won a Queensland Literary Award and was shortlisted in four other national awards. He has won an Australian Book Industry Award and a SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and his books have been published widely across the world.

Peter's book, My Brother Ben, won the 2022 Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, was shortlisted at the 2022 Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards, longlisted for the 2022 Australian Book Industry Award's Book of the Year for Younger Children, and was a 2022 CBCA Notable. Peter lives on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, with his wife, two daughters, a dog and a cat. His latest book is Leo and Ralph, set to release this March.