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Issue Details: First known date: 2003-... 2003- Wacky Families
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y separately published work icon My Mum The Pirate Jackie French , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 2003 Z1012445 2003 single work children's fiction children's Cecil's mum wears long black boots and an even longer sword, and she makes her enemies walk the plank. Putrid Percival serves sea monster soup for dinner when Cecil would rather eat pizza. And Filthy Frederick stinks - but hey, he's good at maths, and nobody's perfect! Cecil gets seasick and all he wants is a normal life. With parent-teacher night looming, Cecil is worried. Will the crazy crew of the good ship Mermaid and his pirate mum ruin his street cred? But when flood waters strike and Bandicoot Flats Central School is in danger, who will save the students and teachers from the perils of the rising waters?
y separately published work icon My Dog the Dinosaur Jackie French , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 2003 Z1012448 2003 single work children's fiction children's Gunk's Dad wears fluffy chicken slippers. His sister, Fliss, is into weightlifting and his mum is searching for aliens. Gunk has Spot, his pet dog ... or is it? (A dog, that is.) Spot has a long neck, a flat tail and eats lettuce. Lots of it. Come to thnk of it, Spot is the silliest-looking dog Gunk has ever seen. Spot is scared of cats, too, and Fliss's motorbike. And then Spot starts to grow... Will Spot ever learn to bark? What strange secret does Pete, the girl next door, keep in her shed? Can Gunk teach Spot to like dog food? Or, will everyone in the world want to take Spot away when they find out that he isn't really a dog? - Publisher's blurb, HarperCollins website
y separately published work icon My Dad the Dragon Jackie French , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 2004 Z1136531 2004 single work children's fiction children's Horace's Dad has silver wings and a green and orange tail. His mum hasn't been able to cast a spell right yet, and his sister Grub - the Fayre Elayne - invents weird things like a box that can take instant pictures. At King Arthur's School for Knights the nasty Sir Sneazle has given Horace the worst assignment of all. Why couldn't Horace be asked to rescue a damsel in distress instead off Pimply Pol, Bran and Snidge, or write an essay on the broadsword instead of Bernard. Anything but kill a dragon! How will Horace and his friends manage? Will the Fayre Elayne come to the rescue with one of her inventions? And will Horace finally discover the truth about his family that will save Dad and Camelot? Find out as another hilarious and wild adventure unfolds in the Wacky Family series. - Publisher's blurb, HarperCollins website
y separately published work icon My Uncle Gus the Garden Gnome Jackie French , Pymble : HarperCollins , 2004 Z1136535 2004 single work children's fiction children's Tom has the happiest family around. Dad is Senior Bogeyman for the entire east coast and Mum is First Assistant Tooth Fairy. Only Uncle Gus feels a professional failure - he's just a garden gnome. But when the Most Powerful Witch in the World puts a bad-luck spell on Tom, it's Uncle Gus - and Tom's friend Mog (who's a . well, no one is quite sure what Mog is, but he's large and hairy) - who put things right. A hilarious story featuring sabre-toothed tigers, mad scientist teachers, magic carpets, and lots of fun and mayhem. - Publisher's blurb, HarperCollins website
y separately published work icon My Gran the Gorilla Jackie French , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 2006 Z1230203 2006 single work children's fiction children's TJ's gran has hairy legs and arms. She also makes the best banana cake in the universe, as well as baked bananas, choc-coated bananas and Roast lamb Surprise (which is mostly bananas) too. In fact, there is only one little problem about having a gorilla for a gran. And the little problem's name is Linda. What will cool clever Linda think when she finds out who TJ's gran really is? And what will she think of a pet who's a slimy Giant Skateboarding Slug called Egbert? Will she still want to perambulate with TJ? But then again, perhaps Mr Pifflewhiskers, their teacher, is not what he seems ... When wombat poachers come to Gobbledygook it's up to TJ and Gran, with help from Linda and Egbert - and a surprise discovery - to save the day. Join TJ and his gran the gorilla in another exciting adventure in the Wacky Families series. - Publisher's blurb, HarperCollins website
y separately published work icon My Uncle Wal the Werewolf Jackie French , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 2005 Z1230219 2005 single work children's fiction children's Dad can catch dried cow pats with his teeth, Mum's corgi milkshakes are to die for (unless you happen to be a corgi) and Aunty Paws mkes one of the best dead rat sandwich in the world. One day Mum and Dad disappear without a trace. Have Buster's parents been wolfnapped? And now, Uncle Wal is leader of the pack. He wants the clan to move from Werewolf Mountain, and for Buster to go to SCHOOL! But Buster has other plans... Find out what Buster discovers as this thrilling and hilarious adventure unfolds in the Wacky family series. - Publicity blurb, HarperCollins website
y separately published work icon My Pa the Polar Bear Jackie French , Pymble : HarperCollins , 2007 Z1335646 2007 single work children's fiction children's Fuzz and his family live at the zoo. Fuzz's Dad is a blood-thirsty tiger, his Mum a mud-cake-making rhinoceros, his sister a tap-dancing giraffe, his brothers a pair of somersaulting monkeys, and Fuzz makes great pocketmoney pretending to be a polar bear. At the end of each day Fuzz's family take off their costumes. Well, most of the time, anyway. Fuzz's Pa loves being a polar bear so much he wants to be one! And when he wins two tickets for a cruise to the Arctic, things don't quite turn out as planned! Who is the mysterious girl with pointed ears? What are those strange jingle bells Fuzz keeps hearing? How can two part-time polar bears cope with real ones? Will Fuzz and Pa have to eat raw fish forever? And do reindeer really fly ... Publisher's blurb, HarperCollins website
y separately published work icon My Auntie Chook the Vampire Chicken Jackie French , Pymble : HarperCollins , 2006 Z1335668 2006 single work children's fiction children's Drackie is the happiest vampire on the island.He has his best friend, Cousin Snot, who has the longest fans and the blackest hair and fingernails of any kid on Vampire Island. He also has a six-hundred-year-old zombie servant called Plop. And he even has his very own pet vampire toad, Fang, who shares Drackie's chocolate bloodshakes and is allowed to sleep in Drackie's coffin during the day. Then Fang is kidnapped! (Sorry, toad-napped.) Drackie and Cousin Snot have to leave the safety of Vampire Island (where every night is dark and stormy) to save him. Their only clue is a pink feather by the ransom note ... Who is the mysterious Auntie Chook? Is she really a vampire chicken? Could she have stolen Fang? Another hilarious, and nail-biting, adventure in the Wacky Families series. (Publisher's blurb, HarperCollins website)

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