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  • Published: 1 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742758893
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

Mortified




How far back in time will Mort go to avoid school?

How far back in time will Mort go to avoid school?

For 10,000 year-old 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, handed in their last piece of homework and avoided their last bully.

But thanks to the relentless School Inspector, Trish Molyneux, it looks like they will be making another appearance behind desks before too long.

In a desperate bid for freedom, and with an angry Trish hot on their heels, Mort and Agnetha find themselves marooned in ancient Egypt along with a grumpy Queen Victoria, a nosy writer who believes in fairies, a hungry psycho crocodile, and a tunnel full of bloodthirsty mummies.

Suddenly, school isn’t looking quite so bad.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742758893
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

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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