Bumface by Morris Gleitzman


Written by Morris Gleitzman

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An attention grabbing title and an arresting opening ensure Morris Gleitzman has his audience hooked. And they will be well rewarded for being so. But alongside its effortlessly entertaining introduction, Bumface is also a thoughtful and serious book about the responsibilities that many children take on. Angus longs to be a pirate. He dreams of being bold, brave, wild and, above all, free. Instead, he is almost fully occupied looking after his younger brothers and sisters and he is pre-occupied by thinking of ways to stop his mother having another baby….When Angus meets Rindi, he finds that he is not alone. An entertaining and realistic view of contemporary childhood. Click here to see other Morris Gleitzman title

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Bumface by Morris Gleitzman

The story of a kid who's having to lead a far more adult life than he really wants to. After all, he's only 11 years old and he has to look after his brothers and sisters. And his mum's going to have another baby to add to the chaos. He's had enough - he has to stop mum from having this baby.


The funniest and most refreshing read of the year Daily Telegraph

About the Author

Morris Gleitzman

One of Australia's, and now the world's, best-known and loved children's authors, Morris Gleitzman tackles tough subjects in a funny and offbeat way . He has never set out to write "issues books" and says that his writing is as much for himself as for his readers.


Born: Sleaford, Lincolnshire, January 9th 1953
Jobs: Paperboy, Shelf-Stacker, Department Store Santa Claus, Frozen Chicken Defroster, Assistant to Fashion Designer, Rolling-Stock Unhooker in a Sugar Mill, TV Comedy Writer, Magazine Columnist
Lives: Victoria
First Book: The Other Facts of Life, 1985

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192 pages
Interest Age: From 10


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Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

4th March 1999




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