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Oddball

By Janeen Brian

The story of a boy who sets himself an unbeatable challenge and his desperate attempts to avoid a humiliating defeat on the handball court.

Aggo is the King of Sport. Ruler of School. Top Bully. So why would Sol go and tell Aggo he’d thrash him at handball using hypnotism? Sol has no idea. What was he thinking?

  • Short, fast-paced novels, laced with a good dose of humour and which make few demands on the reader.
  • Aiming at 8-14 year old age group – especially those who haven’t yet been “struck” by the reading bug. Similar readership to Penguin’s “Aussie Chomp” series, but with a more graphic and funky approach, to try to appeal to a wider audience.
  • Design includes funky chapter heads, wide leading, generous type and plenty of white space.

About the author

Janeen Brian spent her childhood in the seaside town of Brighton, in South Australia. After attending a “dame school type” kindergarten, she attended Brighton Primary and Brighton High Schools. Aged 16 she trained as a primary teacher at Wattle Park Teachers’ College and at 18 stood in front of her first class of Year 5 Students. Her teaching career saw her work as in Junior Primary, Primary, Drama and as a Teacher-Librarian. While raising a family of two daughters, she also began a 4-year career with a professional children’s theatre company, both acting and writing. She has also been involved in over 100 television and radio commercials as well as dozens of voiceovers for radio and video. She began dabbling in writing in her thirties but it was several years before she began to be published with an educational publisher. Since then she has written over 80 books both in trade and educational, and in genres ranging from picture books to poetry, short fiction, non-fiction and novels. Janeen has several awards to her name and many of her books have been translated and published overseas. She also writes for national and overseas children’s magazines and has over 200 poems, plays, stories or articles published. She is of Cornish descent and loved researching the time when That Boy, Jack is set. For more information about the author, please visit her website: www.janeenbrian.com/

ISBN: 9781921150562
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2008
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $12.99
New Zealand RRP: $15.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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