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Eight Surprising Stories

By Paul Jennings

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Format: Paperback
Published In: United Kingdom, 05 January 1995
It's Unreal ...the flies were up to my armpits and they were still falling. I was scared out of my wits. I didn't want to drown in a sea of flies. It's all a bit much really. A reunion of bones. The irresistible kisser. Wonder underpants. Cow-dung custard.
EAN: 9780140370997
ISBN: 0140370994
Publisher: Puffin
Dimensions: 19.3 x 12.7 x 1.27 centimetres (0.02 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years

About the Author

Paul Jennings worked as a special-education teacher before becoming a full-time writer. He has been voted 'favourite author' by children in Australia over forty times and has won every children's choice award in Australia. His books, including Undone!, Unreal! and Tongue-Tied! are hugely popular and he has sold more than 6.7 million books worldwide.


Gr 4-8-- A skeleton, a ghost, and an ice-cream man are just a few of the fascinating characters readers will meet in this collection of short stories from Australia. Imagine a boy's fear at finding himself face-to-face with the ghost of a man who died in the outhouse, or another boy's worries over having to say ``without a shirt'' at the end of every sentence he utters--that is, until he reunites all the bones from a skeleton. New pink underwear with fairies on it is the source of one boy's great embarrassment until he discovers a just-as-new surge of superhuman powers. Jennings has found the perfect formula for the scary and supernatural sprinkled with just the right touch of hilarity. Both the vocabulary and a terse, journalistic style coupled with a frequent first-person point-of-view make this a natural for reluctant readers and storytellers. If Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (Lippincott, 1981), and Leach's The Thing at the Foot of the Bed (Philomel, 1987), and Whistle in the Graveyard (Puffin, 1982) are hot ticket items, don't miss out on the fun here. --Jeanne Marie Clancy, Upper Merion Township Library, King of Prussia, PA

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Tracy Poole on
Paul Jennings is the most satisfying and humourous author to read when you are aged between eight and 12. all his short stories are easy to read, funny, mostly lighthearted and some even have twists at the end!! I recommend any Paul Jennings book to any young reader who is unsure what book they should take to school for SSR. And also to any struggling readers.
Sarah Gifford on
man paul jennings is such a great author, good for parents, children, and teachers alike! he is such a quirky writer, and each story is unique! i would highly recommend these books to anyone, as they ahve many appeals. fantastic stories in this book, such as cow dung custard. must read!
Sarah Andersen on
Paul Jennings is wonderful! These books are fun for all ages. Read aloud to your kids and laugh out loud to the fanatastical and often gross short stories. I had a whole collection of Paul Jennings when i was a kid. And there is always ABC's 'Around the Twist' series based on these books to enjoy as well.
melanie george on
Without Paul Jennings my childhood would not have been the same! This is a collection of humorous stories that will make you laugh out loud. Although aimed at the younger generation, I truly believe that any parent or teacher who reads this to their child will get just as much out of it! Paul Jennings just never seems to run out of great ideas!

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