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Written by Morris Gleitzman, Paul Jennings

Adventure Stories Featured Books for 9+ readers

LoveReading View on Deadly!

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. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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Deadly! Synopsis

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.

Deadly! Press Reviews

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!

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ISBN: 9780141309125
Publication date: 05/07/2001
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141309125
Publication date: 5th July 2001
Author: Morris Gleitzman, Paul Jennings
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories

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