A brilliant novel from the author of The Middler about family, secrets and a terrible power.


Lonny is a lifeling. He has the power to heal any living creature and bring it back from the dead. But he pays a price for this gift - by lengthening the creature's life, he shortens his own. So Lonny has to be careful, has to stay hidden in the forest. Because if people knew what he could do, Lonny would be left with no life at all...


"A modern day fairytale with a unique voice and fantastic folkloric premise." - Peter Bunzl, author of Cogheart


"Applebaum's third novel confirms her as one of the most exciting new voices in children's fiction..." - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller's "One to Watch"


  • Publisher : Nosy Crow Ltd (6 May 2021)
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1788005241

The Life and Time of Lonny Quicke