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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Con-Nerd
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"There's this kid named Connor who is a nerd. Yep, he wears these mega glasses and kids think the only thing he's good at is studying. Connor's mum wants him to work hard to be a doctor. But what Connor really wants to do is draw crazy cartoons and gruesome dragons that fly off the page.

Nobody knows about Connor's special talent...until he falls for the cute Korean girl, Tori Kim. Beauty and the geek right? He doesn't have a chance.

Then Connor's classmates discover his pictures. His new friends are going to tell him how to be cool if he keeps drawing. Connor gets a makeover that will change the way people think about him. Before you know it, the whole school's reading his own manga comic called Fireproof Knights. Connor meets an arts teacher Mr Gale who gives him a chance to win a huge arts competition. So Connor starts a mission to win his mum's approval and hopefully Tori's heart. Does Connor have the desire to chase his dreams or is he destined to be a brain-throb?" (Source: Author's website)

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it contains Chinese-Australian characters with strong references to China and Chinese culture. It also includes many minor characters with various Asian backgrounds, as well as references to Japan and Korea.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 2011 .
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      Extent: 215p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 30 May 2011.
      ISBN: 9780143304869 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Jane Campbell , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 55 no. 2 2011; (p. 37)

— Review of Con-Nerd Oliver Phommavanh , 2011 single work children's fiction
Revenge of the Nerd Samantha Selinger-Morris , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 25 September 2011; (p. 4-5)
Untitled Margaret Robson Kett , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 26 no. 3 2011; (p. 35)

— Review of Con-Nerd Oliver Phommavanh , 2011 single work children's fiction
Children Julie Hosking , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 9 July 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of Con-Nerd Oliver Phommavanh , 2011 single work children's fiction
Funnyman Keen to Grin and Share It Fiona Purdon , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 June 2011; (p. 46)
Untitled Clare Hingston , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , May vol. 90 no. 8 2011; (p. 45)

— Review of Con-Nerd Oliver Phommavanh , 2011 single work children's fiction
Children Julie Hosking , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 9 July 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of Con-Nerd Oliver Phommavanh , 2011 single work children's fiction
Untitled Margaret Robson Kett , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 26 no. 3 2011; (p. 35)

— Review of Con-Nerd Oliver Phommavanh , 2011 single work children's fiction
Untitled Jane Campbell , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 55 no. 2 2011; (p. 37)

— Review of Con-Nerd Oliver Phommavanh , 2011 single work children's fiction
Funnyman Keen to Grin and Share It Fiona Purdon , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 June 2011; (p. 46)
Revenge of the Nerd Samantha Selinger-Morris , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 25 September 2011; (p. 4-5)
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