Image courtesy of Penguin. From the 1994 reprint.
y Unbelievable! : More Surprising Stories selected work   children's fiction   children's   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1986 1986
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"Stare if you dare, into Paul Jennings' wild world. What happens when you grow younger? Where do ghosts sit their exams? How would you cope if a million birds did it on you? Where did the eyes in the bottle come from? Nine stories that you would never dream of." (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.

Affiliation Notes

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

Contents

* Contents derived from the Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1986 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Pink Bow Tie, Paul Jennings , 1986 single work children's fiction children's (p. 1-6)
One Shot Toothpaste, Paul Jennings , 1986 single work children's fiction children's (p. 7-15)
There's No Such Thing, Paul Jennings , 1986 single work children's fiction children's (p. 16-28)
Inside Out, Paul Jennings , 1986 single work children's fiction children's (p. 29-39)
The Busker, Paul Jennings , 1986 single work children's fiction children's (p. 40-60)
Souperman, Paul Jennings , 1986 single work children's fiction children's (p. 61-68)
The Gum Leaf War, Paul Jennings , 1986 single work children's fiction children's (p. 69-87)
Birdscrap, Paul Jennings , 1986 single work children's fiction children's (p. 88-97)
Snookle, Paul Jennings , 1986 single work children's fiction children's (p. 98-104)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1986 .
      Extent: 103p.
      Edition info: A Puffin book
      Reprinted: 1987 four times , 1994 , 1988 twice , 1999 with ISBN 0141301716
      ISBN: 0140321497
    • London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1987 .
      Image courtesy of Penguin. From the 1994 reprint.
      Extent: 103p.
      Reprinted: 1994 with ISBN 0140371001 , 1992 with ISBN 0140362452
      ISBN: 0140321497
  • 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: Soeperman en andere knettergekke verhalen
Language: Dutch
    • Heemstede,
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      Netherlands,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Altamira , 1993 .
      Extent: 112p.
      ISBN: 9069632683

Awards

1991 winner KOALA Awards Infants/Primary
1991 winner KROC Awards
1988 winner YABBA Fiction for Older Readers
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