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Andy Griffiths Andy Griffiths i(A48610 works by) (a.k.a. Andrew Griffiths)
Born: Established: 1961 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Andy Griffiths studied Arts at university, was a singer in a rock band, and has been a taxi driver, a factory worker and a bottle-shop attendant. After gaining a Diploma in Education he became a teacher and started writing humorous stories for children.

His series of Just... books has won a number of children's literature awards and have been published in the US and UK. The series has also been made into a cartoon.

Griffiths is also the author of school text books.

Most Referenced Works

Notes

  • Voted number 9 in the Booktopia Top 50 Favourite Australian Authors for 2018

Awards for Works

The 91-Storey Treehouse 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'Join Andy and Terry in their ridiculous 91-storey treehouse!

'Go for a spin in the world's most powerful whirlpool, take a ride in a submarine sandwich, get marooned on a desert island, hang out in a giant spider web, visit the fortune teller's tent to get your fortune told by Madame Know-it-all and decide whether or not to push the mysterious big red button.

'Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!' (Publication summary)

2018 winner KROC Awards Fiction Older Readers
2018 winner KOALA Awards Older Readers
2018 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Five to 8 Years
2018 winner YABBA Fiction for Older Readers
2018 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
2018 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Younger Readers
The 78-Storey Treehouse 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'Join Andy and Terry in their spectacular new 78-storey treehouse. They've added 13 new levels including a drive-thru car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an ALL-BALL sports stadium, Andyland, Terrytown, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!' (Publication summary)

2017 winner KROC Awards Fiction Older Readers
2017 winner KOALA Awards Older Readers
2017 winner BILBY (Books I Love Best Yearly) Awards Younger Reader
2017 winner YABBA Fiction for Older Readers
2017 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
2017 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Younger Readers
2017 shortlisted Indie Awards Children's
The 65-Storey Treehouse 2015 single work children's fiction children's

'Andy and Terry's amazing 65-Storey Treehouse now has a pet-grooming salon, a birthday room where it's always your birthday (even when it's not), a room full of exploding eyeballs, a lollipop shop, a quicksand pit, an ant farm, a time machine and Tree-NN: a 24-hour-a-day TV news centre keeping you up to date with all the latest treehouse news, current events and gossip. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!' (Publication summary)

2016 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2016 winner YABBA Fiction for Older Readers
2016 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
2016 winner West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Younger Readers
2016 shortlisted Indie Awards Children's
2016 winner KOALA Awards Older Readers
2016 winner KROC Awards Fiction Older Readers
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