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Michael Gerard Bauer Michael Gerard Bauer i(A78467 works by) (a.k.a. Michael Bauer)
Born: Established: 1955 Brisbane, Queensland, ;
Gender: Male
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Michael Bauer has a BA DipEd from the University of Queensland (1977) and has been an English and Economics teacher at a number of secondary schools in the Brisbane - Ipswich area. Through teaching English to teenagers he developed a particular interest and enjoyment in young adult literature, publishing his first novel in 2004. He has lived mostly in Ashgrove, Brisbane.

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y separately published work icon The Things that Will Not Stand Gosford : Omnibus Books , 2018 14873596 2018 single work novel young adult

'Sebastian is at a university open day with his best friend Tolly when he meets a girl. Her name is Frida, and she's edgy, caustic and funny. She's also a storyteller, but the stories she tells about herself don't ring true, and as their surprising and eventful day together unfolds, Sebastian struggles to sort the fact from the fiction. But how much can he expect Frida to share in just one day? And how much of his own self and his own secrets will he be willing to reveal in return?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 selected White Ravens
2019 winner Prime Minister's Literary Awards Young Adults' Fiction
2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Older Readers
y separately published work icon Rodney Loses It! Lindfield : Omnibus Books , 2017 11532235 2017 single work picture book children's

'Rodney was a rabbit who loved nothing more than drawing. He never found it tiresome, tedious or boring. But then one day, disaster struck, the one thing Rodney feared, while working at his drawing desk his pen just...DISAPPEARED! A truly hysterical search for a missing pen, by award-winning author Michael Gerard Bauer.' (Publication summary)

2019 shortlisted REAL Awards Picture Story Books
2018 winner Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Three to 5 Years
2018 winner CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Early Childhood
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
y separately published work icon The Pain, My Mother, Sir Tiffy, Cyber Boy & Me Parkside : Omnibus Books , 2016 9022769 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'It really all started with The Pain. He officially came into my life exactly nine weeks and one day before our Year Ten Graduation Dance. And despite my very best efforts to wipe the day from my mind, I can still remember it clearly. It was a Friday. The thirteenth day of the month. Notice anything there? Maggie Butt is facing not only a stranger taking over her mother's life but her own as well, and she is not going to let that happen. But then there's the one-eyed snaggle-toothed cat, senior subject choices, the dream date and Cyber Boy, the geek in the library to contend with as well. Its going to be an interesting year.' (Publication summary)

2017 recommended Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature Older Readers
2017 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Older Readers
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