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|Format: ||Paperback, 156 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 20 April 2002|
A strange and startling new collection from this great teller of fantastic tales. Just a taste - Jason keeps his dead mother's hat as a memento and is fiercely possessive of it, taking it with him to the wildlife sanctuary where his father lives. His father gives him a gruelling task that results in a terrible choice - the hat will save a life and reveal an astonishing truth. In another story, there's a court case to determine the fate of Sandy, the family's smelly dog, and an old man gives new meaning to "speaking through your bottom". Then, when is kissing not kissing? The distinction gets blurred for Jeremy after he buys the love of his life a guppy for her birthday.
About the Author
Paul Jennings is Australia's master of madness. TONGUE-TIED! is his tenth book of short stories. He is also the creator of the much loved SINGENPOO & GIZMO books. He is concerned to make reading fun and interesting for children, instead of a chore. He lectures in Teacher and Adult Education. Paul has won many Australian awards - in 1992 he won an award in every children's choice list in the country.
A strange and intriguing new collection from this great teller of fantastic tales. Paul Jennings is Australia's master of madness, and Tongue-Tied is his tenth book of short stories.
20 x 13.3 x 1.2 centimetres (0.13 kg)|
5-9 years |