Lockie Leonard

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Lockie Leonard is a fictional character in a series of children's novels. The books were written by multi-award winning Australian author Tim Winton.

Character[edit]

Lockie Leonard is a teenage surf rat who moves from Australia's East Coast to Perth.[1] Lockie has to deal with starting high school in a new town, his father is a police officer who everybody calls Sarge, his mother Joy, is overly understanding, and his brother Phillip still wets the bed.[2] The books follow his adventures and the disasters which beset him. From falling in love, being dumped, finding a best friend, being embarrassed by his family and through it all making discoveries about himself.[2][3][4]

The Lockie Leonard TV series, adapted from the books, was shot in Albany, Western Australia and originally screened on the Nine Network in 2007, and a second season began airing in 2010. It was popular all around the world and still has many avid fans.[5]

Books in the series[edit]

Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo[edit]

Published in 1990 the book has been republished several times by different publishers and in different formats (print, eBook, audio, braille) and languages (English, French, Dutch).[6] Lockie Leonard is a teenage boy new in town who pines for the most unattainable girl in the class.[2]

A stage version, dramatized by Paige Gibbs and published by Currency Press,[7] was performed by the Perth Theater Company 1995.[8] It was first commissioned and performed by the WA Youth Theatre Company, Perth in 1993.[9]

Awards[edit]

Lockie Leonard, Scumbuster[edit]

Published in 1993 the book has been republished several times by different publishers and in different formats (print, eBook, audio, braille) and languages (English, French).[10] Lockie has been dumped by his girlfriend but finds a new friend Egg the metal head, wants to save the planet and has a new love interest.[3]

Awards[edit]

1993 Wilderness Society Environment Award

Lockie Leonard, Legend[edit]

Published in 1997 the book has been republished several times by different publishers and in different formats (print, eBook, audio, braille) and languages (English, French).[11] With the first year of High School behind him Lockie finds embarrassment behaviour from all his family members but then events occur and Lockie makes some discoveries about himself.[4]

Awards[edit]
  • 1998 Family Award for Children's Literature

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Lockie Leonard Human Torpedo". Penguin. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Lockie Leonard Scumbuster". Penguin. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Lockie Leonard : Legend". Penguin. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Lockie Leonard (2007 - current)". Australian Screem. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Lockie Leonard, human torpedo / Tim Winton". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Lockie Leonard by Paige Gibbs". Australia Plays. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo". AusStage. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "WA Youth Theatre Company Events". AusStage. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Lockie Leonard, scumbuster / by Tim Winton". National Library of Asutralia. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Lockie Leonard, legend / by Tim Winton". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 31 January 2017.