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Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 Worms in the Night
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Penny's mum has died of cancer, and she doesn't know what to do with her father. It's like his face is only interested in where it's going if he's heading towards a bottle of wine. Then 15-year-old Penny sees an old man in a church, spaced-out about worms. It's too much, but it's the spunkiest guy in the school who listens to her. And their first kiss is like poetry. Trouble is, this gorgeous guy can't spell, and can hardly even read. Through her hilarious ups and downs with her father and her almost-boyfriend, Penny learns about death, spelling, friendship, and how to dye your hair red - everything a teenager needs to know.

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Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Dyslexia.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First person (not the disabled character).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Georgie Walker , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 6 no. 1 1992; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Worms in the Night Jocelyn Harewood , 1991 single work novel
Making Sense of Censorship Agnes Nieuwenhuizen , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , May vol. 71 no. 1026 1992; (p. 38)
Untitled Millicent Jones , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 35 no. 2 1991; (p. 27)

— Review of Worms in the Night Jocelyn Harewood , 1991 single work novel
Sympathetic Insight into Adolescent Alienation Ralph Elliott , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 July 1991; (p. C8)

— Review of Peter Kate Walker , 1991 single work novel ; Worms in the Night Jocelyn Harewood , 1991 single work novel ; Piano Bay Roger Vaughan Carr , 1991 single work novel
Untitled Millicent Jones , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 35 no. 2 1991; (p. 27)

— Review of Worms in the Night Jocelyn Harewood , 1991 single work novel
Sympathetic Insight into Adolescent Alienation Ralph Elliott , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 July 1991; (p. C8)

— Review of Peter Kate Walker , 1991 single work novel ; Worms in the Night Jocelyn Harewood , 1991 single work novel ; Piano Bay Roger Vaughan Carr , 1991 single work novel
Untitled Georgie Walker , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 6 no. 1 1992; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Worms in the Night Jocelyn Harewood , 1991 single work novel
Making Sense of Censorship Agnes Nieuwenhuizen , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , May vol. 71 no. 1026 1992; (p. 38)
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