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About the book
  • Published: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9781760146948
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

Help Around the House




The funny and moving story of a boy and his friends never losing heart in a sometimes heartless world. Perfect for 8+ readers.

Ludo helps other people. It’s how he was brought up.
When Dad is elected to Federal Parliament, Ludo grabs the chance to make Australia an even better place.
But he soon discovers it’s not the homeless of the national capital who most need his help - it’s the rich and powerful.

  • Pub date: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9781760146948
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

About the Author

Morris Gleitzman

Morris Gleitzman grew up in England and came to Australia when he was sixteen. After university he worked for ten years as a screenwriter. Then he had a wonderful experience. He wrote a novel for young people. Now, after 40 books, he’s one of Australia’s most popular authors. He was appointed the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018–2019.

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Praise for Help Around the House

“Thisstory gently pokes fun at politics, ironic policies and organisations that havelost sight of why they were established in the first place, but, coming fromthe eyes of a child, it is eye-opening rather than disrespectful. It’s sure toprompt loads of questions from curious young readers about the way governmentworks and why it sometimes gets things so horribly wrong.”

Carissa Mason, CBCA Reading Time


Awards & Recognition

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2019 • Older Readers

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Notable Book • 2019 • Younger Readers


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