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  • Published: 1 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780857986900
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $16.99

Mortified




How far would you go to avoid school?

How far would you go to avoid school?
For 10,000-year-old boy Mortimer DeVere and his sister, Agnetha, the answer is: a very long way indeed. As far as the DeVere children are concerned, they have eaten their last soggy sandwich and avoided their last bully. But not if the terrifying Trish has anything to do with it. In a desperate bid for freedom, Mort and Agnetha find themselves marooned in ancient Egypt, along with some bizarre companions, including a horde of zombie-mummies. Suddenly, school isn't looking quite so bad.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780857986900
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Author

Martin Chatterton

Martin Chatterton was born in Liverpool, England, and has been successfully writing and illustrating books for over thirty years. He has written dozens of books for children and illustrated many more, collaborating with a number of illustrious authors along the way, including multiple British Children's Laureates. His work has been published in fourteen languages and has won or been shortlisted for numerous awards in Australia, the US and the UK. As Ed Chatterton, Martin writes crime fiction, screenplays and historical fiction and several of his books are in development with various TV and film producers. Martin is also well known as a children's performer and tours globally. When he's not writing and illustrating, Martin is an in-demand public performer, touring schools and festivals around the world. In 2017 Martin gained his PhD and is currently working on two projects related to his doctorate. After a period spent living in the US, he now divides his time between Australia and the UK.

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