Lani and the Universe by Victoria Carless ISBN:9781460763933

Lani and the Universe by Victoria Carless

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Lani Scrub has a plan: study hard and become a world-renowned scientist like her hero, Kit Galway, who wrote The Meaning of the Universe.

The plan is ruined when Lani’s mum decides to ‘find herself’ by joining a nature-loving community called Passing Waters.

Lani should have known things were up when they got backyard chickens.

At Passing Waters Lani fails every test thrown her way – despite coaching from nine-year-old nature kid Lentil and a chef/astronomer named Meadow.

Turns out failing is hard, and what’s worse is their tree change is making her question the meaning of the universe …

And when the community’s future is threatened, will Lani Scrub pitch in to save the day?

From the author of Gus and the Starlight comes an inspiring story about opening your mind and sharing your heart.

About the Author: Victoria writes works of fiction and for theatre. Her novel for young adults, The Dream Walker, was nominated for the Queensland Literary Awards and the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards.

Recently Victoria was commissioned by the Museum of Brisbane to write a work for The Storytellers, an interactive exhibition celebrating the layers of the city’s history.

Victoria lives in Brisbane with her family and a blue heeler who is 98 in dog years. She often googles rescue cats, even though she is allergic. When not writing stories Victoria works as a communications nerd.

Gus and The Starlight is her first book for Middle Grade readers.

03 Jan 2024

Additional information


Paperback / softback


Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)

Readership Level

Children / Juvenile



Publication Date

03 Jan 2024

Lani and the Universe by Victoria Carless ISBN 9781460763933

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