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Elizabeth Fensham Elizabeth Fensham i(A89815 works by) (birth name: Elizabeth Hogg)
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1 y separately published work icon My Dog Is a Winner Elizabeth Fensham , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2020 19703180 2020 single work children's fiction children's

'Eric Bright and his doggy best mate, Ugly, are back. They're up against their biggest challenge yet- solving the serious problem looming over Eric's mean and miserable big sister, Gretchen. It's lucky Ugly is the friendliest dog ever. He's a star companion pooch, working with kids at school. He's surely going to rescue Eric's sister - and, on top of that, win almost every category at the upcoming school pet show. Surely.

'But when Ugly goes off his food and refuses to play, Eric must figure out what's hounding him. Can he fix Ugly and Gretchen on his own?

'My Dog is a Winner is a paw-some tale about friendship, compassion, and what it takes to be a real hero.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon My Dog Gets a Job Elizabeth Fensham , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2017 11082450 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'My Dog Gets a Job picks up where the very successful My Dog Doesn't Like Me left off. At almost ten years of age, Eric is now the responsible owner of his dog Ugly. But when Ugly is involved in a series of mishaps including the theft of a roast chook and a bedroom decorated with duck poo, it is clear Eric needs to do something to keep his dog out of trouble. Luckily, Eric knows exactly how to solve the problem a Ugly needs a job. But how can Eric find a job for a dog, even if his dog is a genius? Humorous and engaging, My Dog Gets a Job will appeal to pet lovers of all ages.

1 4 y separately published work icon My Dog Doesn't Like Me Elizabeth Fensham , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2014 7208990 2014 single work children's fiction children's

'A heart-warming new book from the author of Matty Forever.

'Eric was given a dog for this eighth birthday – that was nearly a year ago. The dog, named Ugly (because he is just that), settles into Eric's family but is not attached to Eric in any way. In fact, Ugly prefers everyone else in the family!

'Eric has several crazy ideas to make Ugly love him, but Ugly is not swayed. Eric slowly comes to realise that in order to win over Ugly, he has to put in time, effort and most importantly, show him love and affection.

'A life lesson wrapped up in a beautifully told story that will resonate with kids and parents – and pet lovers.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon My Dog Ugly Elizabeth Fensham , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2014-2017 15399865 2014 series - author children's fiction
1 1 y separately published work icon Matty and Bill for Keeps Elizabeth Fensham , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2012 Z1871220 2012 single work children's fiction children's 'There’s a new boy at Matty and Bill’s school – Crispin de Floriette. He’s from England and not like anyone else they’ve met before. Spoilt Isabelle soon notices Crispin and plots to make him her new friend. But Bill knows first-hand what sort of ‘friend’ Isabelle can be … However, Crispin is not the only one who needs rescuing. Maggot is back and Bill is anxious about his dad being caught up in another crooked scheme. To make matters worse, Bill has his own worries – feelings so confusing he doesn’t know how to describe them. Even Matty isn’t sure how to help this time. Source: www.uqp.uq.edu.au/ (Sighted 02/07/2012).
1 7 y separately published work icon The Invisible Hero Elizabeth Fensham , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2011 Z1788718 2011 single work children's fiction children's 'Philip has spent his whole life at school either being invisible or being called stupid. He's used to being the loner, the odd one out, the boy who lives with his nan.

So when Philip's class is given a school assignment to write about heroes and villains, the project causes conflict in the classroom as everyone weighs in on the debate.

For the first time, Philip has the opportunity to shine in school but can he convince the class that being different is not necessarily a bad thing and that heroes have many disguises?' (Publisher's blurb)
1 3 y separately published work icon Bill Rules Elizabeth Fensham , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2010 Z1733040 2010 single work children's fiction children's

Bill and Matty are the best of friends. Matty is headstrong, willful and entertaining; Bill is loyal, patient and devoted to Matty. They are also neighbours which means their lives are intertwined and daily "thinktanks' are held in Matty's backyard bath.

'When Bill learns that his father is coming home from jail, his world is tipped upside down. How will the kids at school take the news? And, most importantly, how do Bill and his mother feel about his dad being home? Worries start to mount but the ever-watchful Matty has an idea to help Bill keep his dad on the straight and narrow. However, life doesn't always go according to plan ...

'An enchanting story of friendship, courage and trust from one of Australia's favourite storytellers.'  (Publication summary)

1 7 y separately published work icon Matty Forever Elizabeth Fensham , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2009 Z1606855 2009 single work children's fiction children's

'Bill and Matty are neighbours. And best friends. Together they share their deepest, darkest secrets and lean on each other when things aren't right at home.

Bill is missing his father and having a hard time at his new school. And Matty is realising that her family is not quite the same as everyone else's.

But when new girl Isabella decides she wants Bill all to herself, Bill and Matty discover what true friendship means.' (From the publisher's website)

1 Elizabeth Fensham Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 52 no. 4 2008; (p. 8)
1 11 y separately published work icon Goodbye Jamie Boyd Elizabeth Fensham , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2008 Z1521195 2008 single work novella young adult 'Anna and Jamie are inseparable, the brother and sister team who face the world, their family and school together. Their love for each other is bigger than anything else they know and stronger than any ordinary bond. It is Jamie who challenges Anna throughout her life; Jamie who drives her to do things and makes her grow up, Jamie who dares her to jump off Ben Hall's Rock, smoke weed and drive fast round Carrot Wash Bend. When Anna Boyd kills her brother, what follows next is a revelation to all, most especially to Anna.' (Publisher's blurb)
1 10 y separately published work icon Miss McAllister's Ghost Elizabeth Fensham , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2008 Z1484465 2008 single work novel young adult

Three children, Cassie and her two brothers Mick (at 13, one year younger than Cassie) and Wilf (8-years-old) discover a very old lady living a time-forgotten life in a nearby suburb. Her house is cut off from the world, she is largely self-sufficient but has a believable means by which she supplements her food requirements. Over the course of the story Miss McAllister moves from irascible and overbearing stranger to become the centre of the children's lives. Their own parents, caught up in their own lives, are on the periphery of their childrens. Miss McAllister provides stability, a much-needed sense of responsibility, a standard of ethical behaviour and ultimately, love. Miss McAllister provides a form of family togetherness.

Source: University of Queensland Library catalogue.

1 Younger Readers Elizabeth Fensham , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 50 no. 4 2006; (p. 5-6)
1 6 y separately published work icon Helicopter Man Elizabeth Fensham , London : Bloomsbury Children's Books , 2005 Z1204394 2005 single work children's fiction children's (taught in 1 units)

A twelve-year-old boy cares for his mentally ill father.

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