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Adrian Beck Adrian Beck i(6865608 works by)
Born: Established: Tasmania, ;
Gender: Male
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1 y separately published work icon Go for Goal! Nicole Hayes , Adrian Beck , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2021 20737700 2021 single work children's fiction children's

'Little Legends follows Oz, Ellie and Sanjay Little, star players for the Fresca Bay Falcons, on a series of hilarious and action-packed adventures that celebrate the great game of Australian Rules.

'Ellie is in a goal-kicking slump. She has a feeling her brand-new footy boots are to blame – that, or her brother Oz and all the annoying pranks he keeps playing on her! Is it possible that without her lucky routine, Ellie just isn’t that good at footy? Or is footy about more than just luck?


'Perfect for fans of Tiny Timmy, Real Pigeons and WeirdoLittle Legends is the only official AFL junior fiction series. It’s packed with fun and will entertain footy-mad kids for hours!'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 y separately published work icon Run For Your Life Adrian Beck , Melbourne : Puffin , 2021 20080424 2021 single work children's fiction children's

'Derek's not a natural athlete - far from it! But when AWESOMENESS is on the line, he's willing to do what it takes. But all Derek's plans go out the window when the race begins. Could the rumours of a scary old witch who lurks in the bush turn out to be TRUE?' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Going Viral Adrian Beck , Melbourne : Puffin , 2020 19545293 2020 single work children's fiction children's

'After accidentally going viral, Derek is now on a mission to go viral DELIBERATELY! After all, what's more SUPERCOOL than being an internet hit? The only problem is, none of his ideas are quite working out as he expected. But Derek's not the type to give up. No way! He is determined to achieve VIRAL VICTORY - even if it's the last thing he ever does.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Taking Sides Adrian Beck , Nicole Hayes , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2020 18917754 2020 single work children's fiction children's 'Little Legends follows Oz, Ellie and Sanjay Little, star players for the Fresca Bay Falcons, on a series of hilarious and action-packed adventures that celebrate the great game of Australian Rules.

'Sanjay is settling in perfectly at Fresca Bay. He loves hanging out with his cousins Oz and Ellie, and playing footy for the Fresca Bay Falcons is heaps of fun. But when he wins a prize to meet the AFL team of his choice, things suddenly get a lot more complicated. Sanjay hasn’t picked a team yet! All at once, everyone Sanjay knows is giving him their opinion on which team to follow – but who will Sanjay choose? And will he crack under the pressure?

'Perfect for fans of Tiny Timmy, Real Pigeons and Weirdo, Little Legends is the only official AFL junior fiction series. It’s packed with fun and will entertain footy-mad kids for hours!' (Publication summary)
 
1 y separately published work icon Bust A Move Derek Dool Supercool 1 : Bust a Move Adrian Beck , North Sydney : Puffin , 2020 18598411 2020 single work children's fiction children's humour

'Think of the COOLEST, FUNNIEST, most HANDSOME kid in school, times it by a gazillion and you get DEREK DILBERT DOOL. At least he thinks so . . . Pity he’s the only one.

'Life’s tough when your name’s Derek. You’re destined to be uncool. But Derek is determined to find something - anything - that will change that. He’s sick of being picked last in PE, of not being invited to parties, and of all the cool kids using his freckles as dot-to-dot challenges. Derek is going to find something that will make him SUPERCOOL and nothing is going to stop him.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Derek Dool Supercool Adrian Beck , North Sydney : Puffin , 2020- 18598383 2020 series - author children's fiction
1 y separately published work icon Ozzy Rules Nicole Hayes , Adrian Beck , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2020 18442663 2020 single work children's fiction children's

'Twins Oz and Ellie are footy fanatics. They can’t wait to introduce Aussie Rules to their cousin Sanjay, who is moving back to Australia from overseas. 10-year-old Oz is the key playmaker for the Falcons (as he’ll tell anyone who’ll listen!). Ellie is a talented full-forward and the leading goal scorer for the whole league. But when their cousin Sanjay tries footy for the first time, he’s a natural. Suddenly, Sanjay is the Falcons’ hot new recruit and Oz and Ellie have some competition!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon AFL Little Legends Nicole Hayes , Adrian Beck , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2020- 18442632 2020 series - author children's fiction children's

'Little Legends follows Oz, Ellie and Sanjay Little, star players for the Fresca Bay Falcons, on a series of hilarious and action-packed adventures that celebrate the great game of Australian Rules.

'Little Legends is the only official AFL junior fiction series.'

Source: Publisher's blurb. 

1 Doggy Daddy Michael Wagner , Adrian Beck , 2019 single work short story
— Appears in: Total Quack Up Again! 2019;
1 Pip and the Playground Adrian Beck , 2019 single work short story
— Appears in: Funny Bones 2019;
1 y separately published work icon Total Quack Up Again! Sally Rippin (editor), Adrian Beck (editor), Melbourne : Puffin , 2019 18286063 2019 anthology short story

'It's the return of the quack! A hilarious new collection of stories from some of Australia's funniest children's authors.

'Following on from the success of Total Quack Up! authors Sally Rippin and Adrian Beck have gathered together an awesome new line-up of writers and their funniest stories. Not only will the stories make you laugh out loud and feel good, royalties from sales of the book go to Dymocks Children’s Charities – so you can feel extra good!

'Total Quack Up Again! features stories from Nat Amoore, Felice Arena, Adam Cece, Jules Faber, Tim Harris, Kim Kane, Belinda Murrell, A.L. Tait, Shelley Ware, Michael Wagner and Nova Weetman, plus a prize-winning story from a child!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Ratbagg Adrian Beck , 2018 single work children's fiction
— Appears in: Total Quack Up! 2018; (p. 49-78)
1 y separately published work icon Total Quack Up! Sally Rippin (editor), Adrian Beck (editor), Melbourne : Puffin , 2018 14896013 2018 anthology children's fiction children's

'Authors Sally Rippin and Adrian Beck have gathered together an awesome line-up of writers and their funniest stories. Not only will the stories make you laugh out loud and feel good, royalties from sales of the book go to Dymocks Children’s Charities – so you can feel extra good!

'Total Quack Up! features stories from Deborah Abela, Tristan Bancks, Adrian Beck, Jacqueline Harvey, Paul Jennings, Alex Miles, Oliver Phommavanh, Sally Rippin, R.A. Spratt and Matt Stanton, plus a prize-winning story from a child!' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon The Knockout Cup Adrian Beck , North Sydney : Penguin Random House Australia , 2018 14689464 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'A hilarious junior fiction series for boys and girls that celebrates the great world game of football! Developed in partnership with Football Federation Australia.

'When the Jindaberg Jets are selected to play in the Knockout Cup it’s time to hit the road! This year, the cup is being hosted by the previous winners, Wombat Creek FC. The Jets can’t wait, but what should be a fun adventure soon turns into a full-blown camping and football disaster.

'The Wombat’s captain, Dirty Damo, has it in for CJ, and Charlotte’s not coping well with the lack of structure. The Jets’ are determined to make their mark on the field, but just how far will they go for a win? ' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon The Grand Finale Adrian Beck , North Sydney : Penguin Random House Australia , 2018 14689399 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'The Jets have reached the Grand Final against their arch rivals, the Hammerheads. The build-up to the game is intense and a few of the Jets are starting to crack under the pressure. To make matters worse, CJ's sworn enemy, Lenny 'the gorilla' Lincoln, is leading the attack for the Hammerheads.

'Charlotte's the only one who can get the Jets back on track. But will her tactics be enough when they're out on the field and faced with penalty shoot-out to decide the winner? '  (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon The Alien Zoo .. Good as New Adrian Beck , South Melbourne : Affirm Press , 2018 14193757 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'‘Just to get this straight . . . There were four angry aliens coming after us who had:
a) zombie super-strength b) ginormous razor-sharp scorpion tails and c) a hankering for human hand rolls.

'Just another fun-filled day in The Alien Zoo.’

'A dead grandad.

'A secret Alien Zoo.

'And only two kids to save humankind from total extinction.

'What could possibly go wrong?

'Funny, mysterious and a little bit rude – hold on to your hippos and come back inside The Alien Zoo.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Boot It Adrian Beck , Sydney : Random House Australia , 2018 14073809 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'A hilarious, fun-filled junior fiction series for boys and girls that celebrates the great world game of football! Developed in partnership with Football Federation Australia.

'The Jindaberg Jets season is well underway, but the Jets are still without a win and the team is out of sorts. Charles seems to have lost his ability to score goals – coincidentally, he’s also lost his special boots! Meanwhile, Benji is struggling with co-captain Charlotte’s super serious approach to training.

'The search for the missing boots begins, and in this case, everyone’s a suspect! Will the two champion Charlies be able solve this mystery AND find their winning form?'  (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon The Mix-Up Adrian Beck , Melbourne : Viking , 2018 13983505 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'Charles was the best player in the boys’ football team. Charlotte was the best player in the girls’ side. But this season they’re both playing in the same mixed team. Is there room for two Champion Charlies on one side? And can they get past their rivalry to help form the greatest football team Jindaberg Primary has ever seen?

'With prankster teammates, a karaoke coach, dancing dads and an arch rival with an axe to grind, the Champion Charlies soon learn that achieving success is not going to be easy . . . but it sure will be fun!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon The Champion Charlies Adrian Beck , 2018 Sydney : Random House Australia , 2018 14073772 2018 series - author children's fiction
1 y separately published work icon The Alien Zoo Adrian Beck , 2017 South Melbourne : Affirm Press , 2017- 14409103 2017 series - author children's fiction
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