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Oliver Phommavanh Oliver Phommavanh i(A118303 works by)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Thai ; Lao
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BiographyHistory

Oliver Phommavanh is the child of a Laotian father and a Thai mother who migrated to Australia in 1971. Phommavanh grew up in western Sydney and trained as a teacher. In 2007, he left his teaching position at Lansvale Public School to concentrate on stand-up comedy and writing.

Phommavanh has a writing degree from the University of Western Sydney and a teaching degree from the University of Sydney.

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y separately published work icon The Sound of the Dark The Sound of the Dark : Creepy Horror Stories by Young Australian Who Lived to Tell the Tale; Early Harvest 8 South Yarra : Hardie Grant Egmont 100 Story Building , 2019 18706418 2019 anthology short story poetry horror children's

'Young Early Harvest editors have compiled 14 bone-chilling stories from the depths of a haunted house they stumbled upon. Alas, they went missing shortly after!

'If you want to be thrilled, excited, tantalised, horrified, frightened and shocked all at once, you’ve come to the right book! The Sound of the Dark features puppets, creepy girls, headless teddy bears and rashes to scare the pants off you! (Disclaimer: We are not responsible for run-away pants)

'[The] 15 editors received 135 submissions from young Australian writers, including one by beloved children's author Oliver Phommavanh. They have collected the very best stories and illustrations to deliver a creepy horror themed book like you’ve never experienced before.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book designed by Regina Abos.
y separately published work icon Funny Bones Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2019 17061331 2019 anthology short story humour children's

'If you think you've heard every funny story there is, then think again. Funny Bones is a super-huge collection of silly stories, hilarious one-liners, rib-tickling jokes, wise-cracking cartoons and much, much more that's bound to get even the most serious kid laughing. With over 100 funny stories, hilarious poems and sidesplitting drawings from some of Australia's favourite and funniest people including Zoë Foster Blake, Josh Pyke, Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton, Hannah Gadsby, Lawrence Leung, Michelle Law, Adrian Beck, Katrina Nannestad, James O'Loghlin, Tom Jellett, Gus Gordon, Danny Katz, Mitch Vane, Sally Rippin, Tristan Bancks, Jessica Walton, Dougal Macpherson, Garth Nix, The Listies, Georgia Productions as well as Oliver Phommavanh and Kate & Jol Temple, Funny Bones will be a bumper addition to any child's bookshelf. It might get you laughing out loud, but it's all for a serious cause—all royalties go to the international aid charity, War Child Australia.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
2020 longlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book designed by Julia Eim
y separately published work icon The Other Christy Melbourne : Penguin , 2016 9022835 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'For the last two years, Christy Ung has been in the same class as the loud-mouthed Christie Owens – and now it's 3rd time unlucky in 6C.

'Christie Owens is the popular one so everybody calls Christy Ung, the Other Christy. She moved from Cambodia in Year 4 and is still a loner at school.

'Christy's one solace is baking with her Auntie who suggests they bake a cake for Christy to share with her class on her birthday. Maybe a sweet treat can win them over and Christy might find a friend. She just didn't expect it to be Christie.

'When Christie is ditched by her besties, the two girls who share a name strike an unlikely friendship. Christy lets down her guard, revealing secrets about her weird upbringing with her clean-obsessed Grandpa. But Christy soon realises that she and her new friend are worlds apart. Can she ever shake off her Grandpa's strange habits? And will the two girls ever have more in common than just their name?' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Younger Readers
2018 shortlisted Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Award for Children's Literature
2017 shortlisted YABBA Fiction for Older Readers
2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
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