Dont Call Me Ishmael! by Michael Gerard Bauer
  

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A humorous title by an award-winning Australian author to appeal to readers who have grown out of The Wimpy Kid and Mr Gum. It deals with growing-up issues in an amusing way: school life, friendship and bullying.

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Synopsis

Dont Call Me Ishmael! by Michael Gerard Bauer

Hounded by the school bully and struck dumb in the presence of girls, the year doesn't get off to a good start for Ishmael when he is asked to take misfit James Scobie under his wing. However, life takes some unexpected turns for Ishmael and his friends as they embark on the most embarassingly awful...and the best year of their lives.

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This is a really gripping story, first in a new series, with some unusual but well rounded characters. It has a clever use of humour to lighten some quite dark moments with plenty of surprises for both the characters and readers. Primary Times

About the Author

Michael Gerard Bauer

When quizzed about his own memories of school, author Michael Gerard Bauer recollects three things clearly:

1. His ambition was to become a Samurai warrior.

2. Standing in front of his fellow students was as daunting a prospect for him as it is for his central character, Ishmael.

3. He never thought about writing.

Fortunately for his readers, soon after graduating from the University of Queensland, Michael quickly traded in his dreams of martial arts expertise, became a teacher and began to write.

Michael has since discovered that he is, after all, rather good at writing and has received a raft of awards for Don’t Call Me Ishmael, including the 2008 South Australian Festival Award for Literature, the 2007 Children's Peace Prize. In 2007 he was also shortlisted for the CBCA Award for Older Readers and the White Ravens festival at the Bologna Book Fair.

Michael now lives in the beautiful Brisbane suburb of Ashgrove with his family. Don’t Call Me Ishmael was his first book to be published in the UK.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
368 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Michael Gerard Bauer
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Publisher

Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st January 2012

ISBN

9781848776838

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