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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

  • Sequel to Misery Guts.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Piper , 1991 .
      4888817937631341185.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 113p.
      ISBN: 0330272462
      • Publisher: Pan
      Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan , 1996 .
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      Extent: 129p.
      ISBN: 0330358766
  • 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

Works about this Work

Page to Performance : Children's Books Adapted for the Stage Nicola Robinson , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 27 no. 1 2012; (p. 8-11)
Untitled Jeffrey Brown , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 10 no. 1 1996; (p. 16)

— Review of Worry Warts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction
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)
Untitled Joan Zahnleiter , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 7 no. 2 1992; (p. 30)

— Review of Worry Warts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction
Untitled Christine Donnelly , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 36 no. 1 1992; (p. 29)

— Review of Worry Warts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction
Untitled Pauline Thomas , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The School Librarian , November vol. 40 no. 4 1992; (p. 145-146)

— Review of Worry Warts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction
Untitled Judith White , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald (Sydney) , 8 December 1991; (p. 108)

— Review of Worry Warts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction
Untitled Jeffrey Brown , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 10 no. 1 1996; (p. 16)

— Review of Worry Warts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction
Untitled Judith White , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald (Sydney) , 8 December 1991; (p. 108)

— Review of Worry Warts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction
Untitled Joan Zahnleiter , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 7 no. 2 1992; (p. 30)

— Review of Worry Warts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction
Untitled Christine Donnelly , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 36 no. 1 1992; (p. 29)

— Review of Worry Warts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction
Untitled Pauline Thomas , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The School Librarian , November vol. 40 no. 4 1992; (p. 145-146)

— Review of Worry Warts Morris Gleitzman 1991 single work children's fiction
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)
Page to Performance : Children's Books Adapted for the Stage Nicola Robinson , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 27 no. 1 2012; (p. 8-11)
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