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Is part of Switchers Wendy Milton , 2006 series - author children's fiction (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 The Boy Who Disappeared
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'Rodney Rowbottom feels alone. His mother treats him like a baby. His father is too busy managing a huge experimental farm, where scientists conduct research into genetically modified crops, to spend time with his son. At school Rodney is stalked by Ben Houlihan - the local bully - and picked on because of his habit of fading away. But Rodney's spirits improve when he meets Mrs Strangeways and discovers the reason for his fading. She teaches him to disappear and reappear at will, which both thwarts and humiliates Houlihan.

'Rodney's fading is a symptom of his ability to switch between Earth and the parallel universes of futuristic Llandringodd and primitive Llondieval. Both are terrible places. In both of them, Rodney becomes embroiled in adventures from which he may not escape with his life...' (Publisher blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 2006 .
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      Extent: 299p.
      Description: 239
      ISBN: 0734408927, 9780734408921
      Series: Lothian Junior Fiction Lothian (publisher), 2005- series - publisher children's fiction children's
    • Rozelle, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: PawPrint Publishing , 2016 .
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      Extent: 214p.p.
      Edition info: 2nd ed.
      ISBN: 9780992534066

Works about this Work

Untitled Lynne Babbage , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 50 no. 4 2006; (p. 27)

— Review of The Boy Who Disappeared Wendy Milton , 2006 single work children's fiction
Out of the Rubble Mark McCann , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 July 2006; (p. 37)

— Review of The Boy Who Disappeared Wendy Milton , 2006 single work children's fiction
Out of the Rubble Mark McCann , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 July 2006; (p. 37)

— Review of The Boy Who Disappeared Wendy Milton , 2006 single work children's fiction
Untitled Lynne Babbage , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 50 no. 4 2006; (p. 27)

— Review of The Boy Who Disappeared Wendy Milton , 2006 single work children's fiction
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