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y Puppy Fat single work   novel   young adult   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1994 1994
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'Keith worries about his separated parents and wants to improve their appearance so they will find new partners, but he realizes that he cannot change them into different people' (Source: Libraries Australia).

Adaptations

form y Misery Guts Mary Morris , Australia : Barron Entertainment Steel Stem Poppy Productions , 1998 7445797 1998 series - publisher film/TV children's

'Keith is the only son of Vin and Marge Shipley. They live above a fish 'n' chips shop in South London and things are tough. Keith's parents are misery gutses and he is convinced that the only way for the family to regain its former happiness is for him to make his parents smile again. Keith embarks on a mission to cheer his parents up. He buys a brilliantly coloured tropical fish from Australia, where the sun shines all the time, the sea is full of fish and coconuts just fall into your hands. When all his efforts to cheer his parents up fail spectacularly, Keith decides he must somehow get his parents to Australia. People couldn't be unhappy in a paradise where fish sparkle like rainbows and it's sunny and warm all the time. Or could they?'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has an Indonesian translation.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Annandale, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: Piper , 1994 .
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      Extent: 137p.
      ISBN: 0330274627
    • Annandale, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: Piper , 1995 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 128p.
      ISBN: 0330342118 (pbk)
      • Publisher: Pan
      Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan , 1996 .
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      Extent: 144p.
      ISBN: 0330358774
  • Appears in:
    y A Morris Gleitzman Collection Morris Gleitzman , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2015 8763145 2015 selected work children's fiction

    'Keith Shipley is a regular kid with Misery Guts for parents. Sick of gloomy life in London, he hatches a plan to move his even gloomier parents to sunny Australia.

    'But when they arrive in Australia, his parents become Worry Warts. Fed up with their fretting and fussing, Keith comes up with a scheme to make them rich. Very, very rich.

    'After all Keith's hard work, his parents split up and start putting on Puppy Fat. Exasperated with their laziness, he devises a strategy to whip them into shape - and find them new partners!

    'It's a brilliant plan ... if he can pull it off!' (Publication summary)

    Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2015
Alternative title: Gendut imut
Language: Indonesian

Works about this Work

Untitled Barbara Dobson , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 39 no. 2 1995; (p. 26)

— Review of Puppy Fat Morris Gleitzman 1994 single work novel
Untitled Carolyn Jane Cook , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 8 no. 2 1994; (p. 17)

— Review of Puppy Fat Morris Gleitzman 1994 single work novel
The Bizarre Obsession of Coyote Keith Meg Sorensen , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 July 1994; (p. 10A)

— Review of Puppy Fat Morris Gleitzman 1994 single work novel
Adolescent Melancholy Illuminated by Wit Stephen Matthews , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 August 1994; (p. C11)

— Review of Puppy Fat Morris Gleitzman 1994 single work novel
Untitled Pam Macintyre , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 2 no. 2 1994; (p. 36)

— Review of Puppy Fat Morris Gleitzman 1994 single work novel
Untitled Carolyn Jane Cook , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 8 no. 2 1994; (p. 17)

— Review of Puppy Fat Morris Gleitzman 1994 single work novel
The Bizarre Obsession of Coyote Keith Meg Sorensen , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 July 1994; (p. 10A)

— Review of Puppy Fat Morris Gleitzman 1994 single work novel
Adolescent Melancholy Illuminated by Wit Stephen Matthews , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 August 1994; (p. C11)

— Review of Puppy Fat Morris Gleitzman 1994 single work novel
Untitled Pam Macintyre , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 2 no. 2 1994; (p. 36)

— Review of Puppy Fat Morris Gleitzman 1994 single work novel
Untitled Barbara Dobson , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 39 no. 2 1995; (p. 26)

— Review of Puppy Fat Morris Gleitzman 1994 single work novel
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