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  • Published: 1 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781864718843
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

Barry




Barry came to save the world, but he’s been stuck down the back of the couch

Barry may be no larger than a can of beans, but his powers are awesome. The trouble is he has been trapped down the back of the sofa for over fifty years unable to do the job he was built for. His creators have gone back to their own planet and without his control the Earth is gradually falling apart. Floods, droughts, wars and reality TV are only a few of the things that are threatening the whole of civilisation. With only a bright red lipstick to help him, can Barry emerge from the darkness and save the world before it is too late?

  • Pub date: 1 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781864718843
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Colin Thompson

Since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, Colin Thompson has had more than 65 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel How to Live Forever, CBCA Picture Book of the Year for The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley and CBCA Honour Book and the Family Therapists' Award for The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award - the most prestigious children's literature prize in the world. Colin lives in Bellingen, Australia. His books with Random House Australia include How to Live Forever, numerous picture books, The Floods series, The Dragons series, The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness, Free to a Good Home and Barry.

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Praise for Barry

“Quirky and original, this story injects humour into the climate change debate...expect the unexpected. Suitable for four to eight-year-olds.”

Dave Hackett, Herald Sun


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