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Paul Jennings

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Paul Jennings Biography
Paul Jennings has written over 100 stories and won every Australian children's choice book award. Since the publication of Unreal! in 1985, readers around the world have loved his books. The top-rating TV series Round the Twist and Driven Crazy were based on his popular short-story collections such as Unseen! In 1995 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to children's literature and he was awarded the prestigious Dromkeen Medal in 2001.

Paul Jennings Facts
Paul was born in England and left for Australia with his parents at the age of 6. He became a teacher and later a speech pathologist and lecturer, only becoming a full-time writer at the age of 46, four years after the publication of Unreal. He wrote originally, as a single parent, to entertain his six children.
2nd February 2018

A Different Dog

The child narrator of A Different Dog can't speak - we assume it is from a disability or a reaction to a trauma in his p... MoreA Different Dog

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27th September 2011

The Nest

Part horror, part mystery, part thriller, but also a story with heart and depth. The story is contemporary, set in the V... MoreThe Nest

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25th September 1997

Thirteen Unpredictable Tales

A selection of the best short stories from Paul Jennings' earlier Puffin titles. Everyone is entirely different but all ... MoreThirteen Unpredictable Tales

(1 review) Review
3rd October 2017


"A dark and twisty psychological thriller that straddles the question of what it means to be human." -Kirkus Reviews Tw... MoreUncanny

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1st January 2015

Don't Look Now: A Magician Never Tells and Elephant Bones

Ricky is an ordinary boy, about 10 years old, who dreams of being famous. And he has a secret that might just help him... MoreDon't Look Now: A Magician Never Tells and Elephant Bones

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2nd May 1996


I'm uncovered...I try to hide my nakedness with my hand. But it doesn't work. Everyone can see.Also on show...Bad rabbit... MoreUncovered!

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30th June 1994


A collection of eight quirky, bizarre, and very funny short stories.... MoreUndone!

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