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Issue Details: First known date: 1991 1991
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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

Notes

  • Prequel to Worry Warts.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Piper , 1991 .
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      Extent: 108p.
      ISBN: 0330272314
      • Publisher: Pan
      Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan , 1996 .
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      Extent: 121p.
      ISBN: 0330358758
  • 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: Genitori, che disastro!
Language: Italian
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      Arnoldo Mondadori , 2001 .
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      Extent: 139p.
      ISBN: 8804498005

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Untitled R.S. , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books , April vol. 46 no. 8 1993; (p. 249)

— Review of Misery Guts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction
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— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 7 no. 1 1992; (p. 5-10)
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— Review of Rain Stones Jackie French 1991 selected work children's fiction ; Misery Guts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction ; The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels Anna Fienberg 1991 selected work children's fiction
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— Review of The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels Anna Fienberg 1991 selected work children's fiction ; Window Jeannie Baker 1991 single work picture book ; William Tell Margaret Early 1991 single work picture book ; Dog In, Cat Out Gillian Rubinstein 1991 single work picture book ; Enora and the Black Crane Raymond Meeks 1991 single work picture book ; Let the Celebrations Begin! Margaret Wild 1991 single work picture book ; The Wolf Margaret Barbalet 1991 single work picture book ; Rain Stones Jackie French 1991 selected work children's fiction ; Misery Guts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction ; Do Not Go Around the Edges : Poems Daisy Utemorrah 1990 selected work poetry autobiography ; The Sugar-Gum Tree Patricia Wrightson 1991 single work children's fiction ; Change the Locks Simon French 1991 single work novel ; Del-Del Victor Kelleher 1991 single work novel ; Mandragora David McRobbie 1991 single work novel ; Letters from the Inside John Marsden 1991 single work novel ; The House Guest Eleanor Nilsson 1991 single work novel ; Peter Kate Walker 1991 single work novel ; Hist! C. J. Dennis 1991 single work picture book
Untitled Laurie Copping , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 35 no. 2 1991; (p. 23)

— Review of Misery Guts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction
Untitled Frances Kelly , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 6 no. 5 1991; (p. 29)

— Review of Misery Guts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction
Top Kids' Books for 1992 Susan Geason , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald (Sydney) , 26 July 1992; (p. p 110-113)

— Review of Rain Stones Jackie French 1991 selected work children's fiction ; Misery Guts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction ; The Wolf Margaret Barbalet 1991 single work picture book ; The Sugar-Gum Tree Patricia Wrightson 1991 single work children's fiction ; William Tell Margaret Early 1991 single work picture book ; Del-Del Victor Kelleher 1991 single work novel ; The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels Anna Fienberg 1991 selected work children's fiction ; Dog In, Cat Out Gillian Rubinstein 1991 single work picture book ; Let the Celebrations Begin! Margaret Wild 1991 single work picture book ; Hist! C. J. Dennis 1991 single work picture book ; Enora and the Black Crane Raymond Meeks 1991 single work picture book ; Peter Kate Walker 1991 single work novel ; Letters from the Inside John Marsden 1991 single work novel ; Window Jeannie Baker 1991 single work picture book
Top Books for Young Readers Cathryn Crowe , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 July 1992; (p. 6)

— Review of Window Jeannie Baker 1991 single work picture book ; The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels Anna Fienberg 1991 selected work children's fiction ; Peter Kate Walker 1991 single work novel ; William Tell Margaret Early 1991 single work picture book ; Misery Guts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction ; Hist! C. J. Dennis 1991 single work picture book
Partisan feelings for a writer of the best Katharine England , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 July 1992; (p. 9)

— Review of Peter Kate Walker 1991 single work novel ; Misery Guts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction ; The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels Anna Fienberg 1991 selected work children's fiction ; Window Jeannie Baker 1991 single work picture book
Of Beasts, Birds and Belsen Sally McInerney , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 July 1992; (p. 42-43)

— Review of Rain Stones Jackie French 1991 selected work children's fiction ; The Sugar-Gum Tree Patricia Wrightson 1991 single work children's fiction ; Dog In, Cat Out Gillian Rubinstein 1991 single work picture book ; Hist! C. J. Dennis 1991 single work picture book ; The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels Anna Fienberg 1991 selected work children's fiction ; Peter Kate Walker 1991 single work novel ; Let the Celebrations Begin! Margaret Wild 1991 single work picture book ; Letters from the Inside John Marsden 1991 single work novel ; Enora and the Black Crane Raymond Meeks 1991 single work picture book ; The Wolf Margaret Barbalet 1991 single work picture book ; Misery Guts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction ; William Tell Margaret Early 1991 single work picture book ; Del-Del Victor Kelleher 1991 single work novel
Fuel for a Flying Child Morris Lurie , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Independent Monthly , 27 September 1992; (p. 27-32)

— Review of Rain Stones Jackie French 1991 selected work children's fiction ; The Sugar-Gum Tree Patricia Wrightson 1991 single work children's fiction ; The Wolf Margaret Barbalet 1991 single work picture book ; The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels Anna Fienberg 1991 selected work children's fiction ; William Tell Margaret Early 1991 single work picture book ; Del-Del Victor Kelleher 1991 single work novel ; Misery Guts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction ; Dog In, Cat Out Gillian Rubinstein 1991 single work picture book ; Letters from the Inside John Marsden 1991 single work novel ; Let the Celebrations Begin! Margaret Wild 1991 single work picture book ; Window Jeannie Baker 1991 single work picture book ; Hist! C. J. Dennis 1991 single work picture book ; Peter Kate Walker 1991 single work novel ; Enora and the Black Crane Raymond Meeks 1991 single work picture book
Untitled Laurie Copping , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 35 no. 2 1991; (p. 23)

— Review of Misery Guts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction
Spells Woven Together by a Golden Spider Eleanor Stodart , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 July 1992; (p. C11)

— Review of Rain Stones Jackie French 1991 selected work children's fiction ; Misery Guts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction ; The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels Anna Fienberg 1991 selected work children's fiction
Untitled Frances Kelly , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 6 no. 5 1991; (p. 29)

— Review of Misery Guts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction
Untitled R.S. , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books , April vol. 46 no. 8 1993; (p. 249)

— Review of Misery Guts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction
Worthy, but Mostly Dull Kate Grenville , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: SundayLife , 19 July 1992; (p. 9)

— Review of Misery Guts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction ; The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels Anna Fienberg 1991 selected work children's fiction
The Children's Book of the Year Awards Shortlists Margaret Phillips , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 7 no. 2 1992; (p. 21-23)

— Review of The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels Anna Fienberg 1991 selected work children's fiction ; Window Jeannie Baker 1991 single work picture book ; William Tell Margaret Early 1991 single work picture book ; Dog In, Cat Out Gillian Rubinstein 1991 single work picture book ; Enora and the Black Crane Raymond Meeks 1991 single work picture book ; Let the Celebrations Begin! Margaret Wild 1991 single work picture book ; The Wolf Margaret Barbalet 1991 single work picture book ; Rain Stones Jackie French 1991 selected work children's fiction ; Misery Guts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction ; Do Not Go Around the Edges : Poems Daisy Utemorrah 1990 selected work poetry autobiography ; The Sugar-Gum Tree Patricia Wrightson 1991 single work children's fiction ; Change the Locks Simon French 1991 single work novel ; Del-Del Victor Kelleher 1991 single work novel ; Mandragora David McRobbie 1991 single work novel ; Letters from the Inside John Marsden 1991 single work novel ; The House Guest Eleanor Nilsson 1991 single work novel ; Peter Kate Walker 1991 single work novel ; Hist! C. J. Dennis 1991 single work picture book
Writing for Children Morris Gleitzman , 1992 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 7 no. 1 1992; (p. 5-10)
Post-Modest Morris Gleitzman , 1994 single work prose humour
— Appears in: Gleitzman on Saturday 1994; (p. 61-63)
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