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Issue Details: First known date: 1985 1985
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A ghost that haunts the outside dunny, a mix of manure that makes hair fall out, two musical ghosts who try to save a lighthouse - these are spooky stories with a surprise ending every time. (Source: Trove)

Adaptations

form y Wormwood Alex Burrows , Jutta Goetze , Piers Hobson , Sue Hore , David Rapsey , Maureen Sherlock , Meaghan Smith , James Beard , John Coulter , Elizabeth Huntley , Western Australia : Great Western Entertainment , 2007 Z1845696 2007 series - publisher film/TV children's fantasy

Based on various short stories by Paul Jennings, Wormwood follows the happenings in the small town of Wormwood, where the fact that the town's economy is based on the production and sale of worm excrement is not the strangest thing about the place.

Previous television series based on Jennings's short stories were Driven Crazy and Round the Twist.

Notes

  • Dedication: To Claire
  • Other formats: Also published in braille, large print and sound recording formats.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Korean translations

Contents

* Contents derived from the Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1985 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Without a Shirt, Paul Jennings , 1985 single work children's fiction children's
The Strap Box Flyer, Paul Jennings , 1985 single work children's fiction children's
Skeleton on the Dunny, Paul Jennings , 1985 single work children's fiction children's
Lucky Lips, Paul Jennings , 1985 single work children's fiction children's humour
Cow Dung Custard, Paul Jennings , 1985 single work children's fiction children's
Lighthouse Blues, Paul Jennings , 1985 single work children's fiction children's
Smart Ice-Cream, Paul Jennings , 1985 single work children's fiction children's humour
Wunderpants, Paul Jennings , 1985 single work children's fiction children's humour

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1985 .
      Extent: 107p.
      Edition info: A Puffin Book
      Reprinted: 2000 , 1991 , 1994 , 2002 , 1999 , 1986 twice , 1987 tree times , 1988 twice
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1985 .
      Extent: 107p.
      Reprinted: 1993 with ISBN 0140349103 , 1991 with ISBN 0140319654 , 1994 with ISBN 0140370994
      ISBN: 0140319654
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Viking , 1991 .
      Extent: 107p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      ISBN: 0670841757
  • Appears in:
    y Uncollected Volume 1: Every Story from Unreal!, Unbelievable! and Quirky Tails Paul Jennings , Ringwood : Viking , 1998 Z834907 1998 selected work children's fiction children's humour Ringwood : Viking , 1998
Alternative title: Een skelet op het toilet en andere knettergekke verhalen
Language: Dutch
    • Heemstede,
      c
      Netherlands,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Altamira , 1994 .
      Extent: 120p.
      ISBN: 9069632977

Works about this Work

Popular as a Dirty Word : Investigating Literary and Cultural Biases Through a Study of Paul Jennings Jeri Kroll , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Crossing the Boundaries 2002; (p. 261-281)
Round the Twist with Paul Jennings Steven Paulsen (interviewer), 1995 single work interview
— Appears in: Sirius , June no. 9 1995; (p. 10-13)
Know the Author : Paul Jennings Alfred R. Mappin , 1988 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 3 no. 2 1988; (p. 10-11)
Untitled Robyn Collins , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 1 no. 2 1986; (p. 24)

— Review of Unreal! : Eight Surprising Stories Paul Jennings 1985 selected work children's fiction
Untitled Jo Goodman , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council Of Australia , April no. 99 1986; (p. 58)

— Review of Unreal! : Eight Surprising Stories Paul Jennings 1985 selected work children's fiction
Untitled Robyn Collins , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 1 no. 2 1986; (p. 24)

— Review of Unreal! : Eight Surprising Stories Paul Jennings 1985 selected work children's fiction
Untitled Jo Goodman , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council Of Australia , April no. 99 1986; (p. 58)

— Review of Unreal! : Eight Surprising Stories Paul Jennings 1985 selected work children's fiction
Know the Author : Paul Jennings Alfred R. Mappin , 1988 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 3 no. 2 1988; (p. 10-11)
Round the Twist with Paul Jennings Steven Paulsen (interviewer), 1995 single work interview
— Appears in: Sirius , June no. 9 1995; (p. 10-13)
Popular as a Dirty Word : Investigating Literary and Cultural Biases Through a Study of Paul Jennings Jeri Kroll , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Crossing the Boundaries 2002; (p. 261-281)

Awards

1993 winner COOL Award Primary
1992 winner KROC Awards
1990 winner KOALA Awards Secondary
1989 winner Western Australian Young Readers' Book Award Avis Page Award
1987 winner YABBA Best Fiction Book for Older Readers
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