Deadly! by Morris Gleitzman, Paul Jennings


Written by Morris Gleitzman, Paul Jennings

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Wild humour and a love of all things unexpected and unusual propel this cleverly interwoven story written by Australia’s two funniest writers. Told in the two distinct voices of Amy who, on her birthday discovers none of the surprises she had hoped for but a series of unexpected occurrences after she hides herself in the boot of her father’s car and Spocket who finds himself naked in the jungle and in grave danger. ,
Each story is told in a series of short, fast-paced captures that make this a totally captivating read. Click here to see other Morris Gleitzman titles

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Deadly! by Morris Gleitzman, Paul Jennings

When Amy goes home for her birthday tea she finds her parents have vanished and in their place is a baby she's never seen before. Sprocket, at the same time, wakes up on a deserted mountainside. Together - with the baby - they team up on a deadly quest to find their familes.


When Amy arrives home for her birthday tea, her parents have vanished and in their place is a baby she's never seen before. At around the same time, Sprocket wakes up naked on a deserted mountainside and realises he has lost his memory. Another imaginative Gleitzman/Jennings collaboration following the huge success of Wicked!

About the Author

Paul Jennings, a highly successful author, is concerned about making reading interesting and fun. His ROUND THE TWIST became a successful TV series and THE GIZMO movie is now showing in Australia. Morris Gleitzman was a screenwriter for TV and a newspaper columnist before beginning to write children's books. The play of TWO WEEKS WITH THE QUEEN was produced at the National Theatre, and BUMFACE was shortlisted for The Guardian Prize. Paul and Morris live in Australia.

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416 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

5th July 2001




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