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Andrew Daddo Andrew Daddo i(A65692 works by)
Born: Established: 1967 ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Daddo grew up in a semi rural town, one of five children. Actor Cameron Daddo who played the title character in the TV series Bony is his brother. Daddo studied Politics, History, Sociology and Philosophy at Monash University, Melbourne, prior to commencing a career in television.

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y separately published work icon Just Breathe Melbourne : Penguin , 2018 14244254 2018 single work novel young adult

'Hendrix’s father has a vision – to see Hendrix run for Australia at the Olympics. His days are completely mapped out – what he eats, when he trains, when he sleeps, even the air he breathes.

'There was never room in that vision for a girl, especially in the lead-up to the Nationals. Yet fate works in funny ways, and when Hendrix literally bowls Emily over on a training run, he just can’t get her out of his head. His life and priorities take a turn as he falls for her.

'But Emily has a deadly secret that she’s scared to share even with Hendrix. As their bond grows and Hendrix strays further from his father’s strict regime, the tension builds to a heart-wrenching climax.' (Publication summary)

2019 longlisted Indie Awards Young Adult
y separately published work icon Whatcha Building? Sydney : ABC Books , 2017 11338920 2017 single work picture book children's

'The old milk bar on the corner is coming down to make way for something new. Little Davey Durak is gathering scrap - a short piece of wood here, a long piece there.

'But what's Davey building? Bruce the builder wants to know, but Davey won't tell ...

'Bestselling author Andrew Daddo and award-winning illustrator Stephen Michael King come together for the first time to bring you this very special picture book.' (Publication summary)

2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book of the Year
2018 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Picture Books
y separately published work icon One Step Melbourne : Penguin , 2016 9112715 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'At 15, Dylan is struggling. He's struggling with his explosive acne that has declared war on his face, struggling with his pushy younger sister, struggling with his nagging mum and her lame and misguided attempts to 'connect' with him, struggling with his dad who never seems to have time for him anymore, struggling with his retarded old phone-me-down courtesy of Hamish Banning pushing him and his iPhone off Jump Rock into the harbour, and he's struggling with his constant preoccupation with sex combined with his complete inability to attract any girl.

'Struggling, but surviving.

'But when his English teacher reads out Dylan's creative writing piece to the class, revealing him to be a sensitive and perhaps promising writer (though in some classmates' opinion, pretty gay), it sets off a chain of events, including unlikely interest from a few hot girls and a viscous physical and verbal bullying attack, which sends Dylan on a frantic roller coaster of emotions culminating in a revelation that could make or break his survival.' (Publication summary)

2017 recommended Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature Older Readers
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