'Ten Australian stories describe, among other things, what happens when a bucketful of green slime falls over snooty Evie's head, Mandy almost runs away from home, and Malcolm meets a talking dog.' (Publication summary)St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993
Nine-year-old Sam Kellow's family has fallen on hard times - the buyer for his mother's latest painting has disappeared, and his gambler father has no immediate prospects for making money. Therefore it falls to Sam to find the 'Big Bazoohley' - the windfall his father insists will arrive when they need it most - and he slips out of their Toronto hotel room to do just that. However, he is soon kidnapped by a strange couple who want to enter him in the Perfect Kiddo contest, in lieu of their own son who is in bed with chicken pox. The prize for the contest is a part in a commercial and $10,000, and it doesn't take Sam long to work out a way to turn this bizarre series of events into the solution for his family.Queensland : University of Queensland Press , 1995
'A sequel to Swashbuckler. Rex and his cousin, Nat, queen of the netball court and a terror to anyone who meets her, end up on opposite teams of the "great netball massacre".'Queensland : University of Queensland Press , 1998
'Rupert is smart enough to have skipped two grades in school, but his stuttering and lack of social skills make him feel like he does not fit in until he starts practising magic tricks, gets a pet snake, and realizes what is really important in life.' (Publication summary)St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2002
A few days at the beach, camping with your family. Sounds like a good time, right? Maybe, but don't forget to factor in: * the motobike riding bogan * an older sister in love * a tent which is suffering a spiritual crisis * a surfer named Gnarly who's idea of fun involves exfoliating sparkplugs! For Nathan Nuttboard, this could be an interesting few days.
Abstract via publisher, UQPSt Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2002