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Adaptation of Ugly : My Memoir Robert Hoge , 2013 single work autobiography
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Ugly
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'A beaut story about one very ugly kid.

'Robert Hoge was born with a tumour in the middle of his face, and legs that weren't much use. There wasn't another baby like him in the whole of Australia, let alone Brisbane. But the rest of his life wasn't so unusual: he had a mum and a dad, brothers and sisters, friends at school and in his street. He had childhood scrapes and days at the beach; fights with his family and trouble with his teachers.

'He had doctors, too: lots of doctors who, when he was still very young, removed that tumour from his face and operated on his legs, then stitched him back together. He still looked different, though. He still looked ... ugly.

'Ugly is the true story of how an extraordinary boy grew up to have an ordinary life, and how that became his greatest achievement of all. ' (Publication summary)

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Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Facial tumour, malformed legs.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2015 .
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      Extent: 186p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 11th August 2015
      ISBN: 9780733634338

Works about this Work

Diverse Pathways to Empathy Joy Lawn , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 November 2015; (p. 21)

— Review of Green Valentine Lili Wilkinson , 2015 single work novel ; Ugly Robert Hoge , 2015 single work autobiography ; The Beauty Is in the Walking James Moloney , 2015 single work novel
Diverse Pathways to Empathy Joy Lawn , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 November 2015; (p. 21)

— Review of Green Valentine Lili Wilkinson , 2015 single work novel ; Ugly Robert Hoge , 2015 single work autobiography ; The Beauty Is in the Walking James Moloney , 2015 single work novel
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