How To Live Forever (#1)
Peter lives with his mother and grandfather in the museum, which has the most weird and wonderful exhibits and a hundred secret doors. When his grandfather gets sick, Peter decides to search for his long-lost father. Instead, he finds a strange old woman who gives him a book called How To Live Forever but makes him promise never to read it. Trapped in a world where books are houses, Peter meets a girl called Festival, and together they look for the Ancient Child, who has the answers to everything.
Since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, Colin Thompson has had more than 60 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel How to Live Forever and the CBC Picture Book of the Year in 2006 for The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award - the most prestigious children's literature prize in the world. Colin lives in Bellingen, Australia. His books with Random House Australia include How to Live Forever, numerous picture books, The Floods series, The Dragons series, The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness picture book, which was shortlisted for the 2009 CBC Award for Best Picture Book, Free to a Good Home and Barry. Visit his website at: www.colinthompson.com