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Issue Details: First known date: 1993... 1993 Wake Up to Yourself
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'A boy is always picked last for sports teams. However, he is about to get a baby brother. While sleeping on the night just before his brother is born, he dreams about a world where he has a mate who helps him all the time; this mate turns out to be a grown-up version of his brother. In the dream he also finds that his mother has died and he lives with his grown up version of his little brother, who is called Simon but is nicknamed Possum. When the boy's baby brother is born his mother cleans him and admires the new born and says "What a lovely little possum". Possum also has a birth mark the shape of Australia just like the dream version of himself.'  (

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Undone! : More Mad Endings Paul Jennings , Ringwood : Puffin , 1993 Z796883 1993 selected work children's fiction children's humour
    — Appears in: Absolut unglaublich! 2003;

    'A collection of eight quirky, bizarre, and very funny short stories.'

    Ringwood : Puffin , 1993
    pg. 65-84
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Paul Jennings' Weirdest Stories Paul Jennings , Camberwell : Penguin , 2006 Z1343299 2006 selected work children's fiction children's

    From the hugely popular UnCollected series comes this special selection of tales – a showcase of Paul's storytelling talents at their very best . . . and weirdest!

    Camberwell : Penguin , 2006
    pg. 353-368
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Almost Undone Paul Jennings , New York (City) : Mondo , 2007 7955668 2007 selected work children's fiction

    'An anthology of six stories by the well-known Australian fantasy author Paul Jennings.' (Publication summary)

    New York (City) : Mondo , 2007
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