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'Hedley Hopkins has a few problems: he is the new kid at school, straight off the boat from England in the 1950s. The only friends he has made are the kids at the Loony Bin especially bald headed, long armed Victor. But if he could just fulfil a dare and dig out the hideous skull hidden in a grave in the sand dunes, he could impress the bullies at school and become their friend. But Hedley is not so sure. Weird things are happening to his body. Is he being punished for his terrible actions? And if his uptight parents ever found out what he was up to, they might blow up.

'Full-moon murderers, an open grave, religious conversions and sexual awakening meld sometimes poignantly, sometimes hilariously in this riveting, stunningly original account of growing up in 1950s Australia. This coming of age tale is Paul Jennings at his very best!' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 2005 .
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      Extent: 205p.
      ISBN: 0141306114
Alternative title: Kako je Hedley Hopkins sprejel izziv, oskrunil grob, spoznal novega prijatelja, ki ga morda sploh ni bilo, in medtem strašansko grešil, tako kot grešijo vsi, čeprav tega niti ni vedel
Language: Slovenian
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      Extent: 220p.
      ISBN: 9789616630221

Works about this Work

The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2006 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 50 no. 3 2006; (p. 8-14)
How Paul did a Dare Jane Sullivan , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 28 May 2005; (p. 3)
He's Weird, Whacky - and Word Perfect Elizabeth Bellamy , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 May 2005; (p. 8)
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 June 2005; (p. 4)

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction
Kids' Lit Jodie Minus , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 June 2005; (p. 14)

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction
For Younger Readers Jane Fynes-Clinton , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 - 26 June 2005; (p. 8)

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction ; Chasing Charlie Duskin Cath Crowley 2005 single work novel
Untitled Gail Mahon , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , June vol. 84 no. 11 2005; (p. 30)

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction
Growing Pains Christopher Bantick , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 July 2005; (p. 20-21)
Jennings Keeps on Kidding Us Jane Sullivan , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 23 July 2005; (p. 8)

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction
Lessons Learnt in Past and Present Stephen Reilly , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 24 July 2005; (p. 72)

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction ; Fast Food and No Play Make Jack a Fat Boy : Creating a Healthier Lifestyle for You and Your Children Andy Griffiths Jim Thomson Sophie Blackmore 2005 single work children's fiction
Nola Allen Talks to Paul Jennings About His First Novel Nola Allen , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 20 no. 3 2005; (p. 16-17)

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction
Untitled Judithe Hall , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 49 no. 4 2005; (p. 37)

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction
How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare... Pam Macintyre , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 13 no. 3 2005; (p. 33)

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction
Untitled Paul McGuire , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Asian Review of Books

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction
Untitled Jean Stretch , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 19 no. 3 2005; (p. 36-37)

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 June 2005; (p. 4)

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction
Kids' Lit Jodie Minus , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 June 2005; (p. 14)

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction
For Younger Readers Jane Fynes-Clinton , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 - 26 June 2005; (p. 8)

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction ; Chasing Charlie Duskin Cath Crowley 2005 single work novel
Untitled Gail Mahon , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , June vol. 84 no. 11 2005; (p. 30)

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction
Jennings Keeps on Kidding Us Jane Sullivan , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 23 July 2005; (p. 8)

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction
Lessons Learnt in Past and Present Stephen Reilly , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 24 July 2005; (p. 72)

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction ; Fast Food and No Play Make Jack a Fat Boy : Creating a Healthier Lifestyle for You and Your Children Andy Griffiths Jim Thomson Sophie Blackmore 2005 single work children's fiction
Nola Allen Talks to Paul Jennings About His First Novel Nola Allen , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 20 no. 3 2005; (p. 16-17)

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction
Untitled Judithe Hall , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 49 no. 4 2005; (p. 37)

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction
How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare... Pam Macintyre , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 13 no. 3 2005; (p. 33)

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction
Untitled Paul McGuire , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Asian Review of Books

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction
Untitled Jean Stretch , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 19 no. 3 2005; (p. 36-37)

— Review of How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, Robbed a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was At It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It Paul Jennings 2005 single work children's fiction
How Paul did a Dare Jane Sullivan , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 28 May 2005; (p. 3)
He's Weird, Whacky - and Word Perfect Elizabeth Bellamy , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 May 2005; (p. 8)
Growing Pains Christopher Bantick , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 July 2005; (p. 20-21)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2006 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 50 no. 3 2006; (p. 8-14)
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