Michael Gerard Bauer i(A78467 works by) (a.k.a. Michael Bauer)
Born: Established: 1955 Brisbane, Queensland, ;
Gender: Male
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Michael Bauer has a BA DipEd from the University of Queensland (1977) and has been an English and Economics teacher at a number of secondary schools in the Brisbane - Ipswich area. Through teaching English to teenagers he developed a particular interest and enjoyment in young adult literature, publishing his first novel in 2004. He has lived mostly in Ashgrove, Brisbane.

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Epic Fail 2012 single work children's fiction children's

'Ever had a stupid nickname? A rotten run of bad luck? A best friend who just looks on the bright side even when the bright side looks black? Well Eric Vale's got all three, and they're pushing him towards the epic-est of all epic fails!'

Source: Libraries Australia.

2014 winner BILBY (Books I Love Best Yearly) Awards Younger Reader Award
2014 shortlisted KOALA Awards Older Readers
Ishmael and the Hoops of Steel 2011 single work novel young adult 'Ishmael has made it to the Senior School and things are really looking up. His nemesis and chief tormentor Barry Bagsley has finally decided to leave him alone, while his dream girl and chief goddess Kelly Faulkner has finally decided not to. Has he broken free of Ishmael Leseur's Syndrome at last? Could his remaining two years at St Daniel's College actually be described as 'normal'?

'Absolutely not.' (From the publisher's website.)
2012 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
Just a Dog 2010 single work children's fiction children's

'Discover one child's view of the difference a dog can make. Mr Mosely isn't a pedigreed dog, but he is just the dog Corey and his family want: he is loyal, protective and loving. And he is much more than that. He might well be the one thing that holds them all together.' (Publication summary)

2011 winner Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Children's Book
2011 honour book Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
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