Cannily, Cannily


By Simon French

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They were on the move again, but nowhere ever felt like home.
"Home, he thought grimly. Funny sort of home, a caravan and a kombi with a tent annexe to connect the two." Trevor is not your average twelve-year-old boy. He's canny. Knowing. Thrifty. Cautious. But he also wants to belong.
Cannily, Cannily is a junior fiction novel by multi-award-winning Australian author Simon French. Readers follow Trevor as he struggles with bullying and belonging, and learns the importance of friendship and standing up for oneself. In 1982 this book was short-listed for the UK Guardian Fiction Prize and was Commended in the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Awards. If you enjoyed this book, read Simon's other stories: Change the Locks and Other Brother.
"Breathtakingly alive." Reading Time magazine
"A story of friendship, family and belonging ... First published in 1981, and newly re-released by Walker Books, Cannily, Cannily is set in a time somewhat different than young readers' experiences, yet will be familiar enough for them to relate, with the issues explored being thoroughly contemporary." Aussie Reviews
"A brilliantly written novel ... perfect for primary school children ... Recommended." Read Plus
"A very well written story about a sensitive set of issues set realistically in an appropriate setting." Australian Journal of Reading

Cannily, Cannily