The Big Bazoohley
"Peter Carey's first children's book is a sparkling mix of fantasy, reality and humour. A vastly enjoyable tale from one of the great storytellers of our century."
Like most grown-ups Sam Kellow's parents never guessed that their son ever thought about money. Like most grown-ups they thought he did not appreciate its value, and they both said things to him like: "Money doesn't grow on trees" and "If you knew how much that cost you wouldn't do that."
But in truth Sam knew a lot about how much things cost, and when the family arrived in Toronto in the middle of a blizzard, he knew they were there to sell his mother's latest painting to the mysterious Mr Edward St John de Vere. He also knew they were down to their last fifty-three dollars and twenty cents.
From the UQP paperback edition, 1995.
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