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  • Published: 1 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781760141592
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 120

Stuff Happens: Luke




Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff.

Stuff Happens is an important series for boys about everyday challenges. Created by Susannah McFarlane, the series editor, the series includes stories by authors Tony Wilson, Andrew Daddo, Philip Gwynne, Will Kostakis, Oliver Phommavanh, Scot Gardner, Pat Flynn, Alex McDiarmid, Justin D'Ath, Adrian Beck, James Valentine and James Roy. Each book features a different character and follows them as they overcome a particular everyday challenge.
Aimed at boys aged between 7 and 11, the Stuff Happens series explores those everyday struggles in life that boys can sometimes be reluctant to express: quarrels with mates, a bad day at school, fear of disappointing mum and dad, rejection and not fitting in.
Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates.
For Luke it happened on public speaking day.
Stuff Happens. Real-life stories for boys. Suitable for beginner and newly confident readers.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781760141592
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 120

About the Author

James Valentine

James Valentine lives and works in Australia. A journalist, broadcaster and musician, James started his life in the public eye working in theatre orchestra, big bands, R&B and cover bands. He achieved 'rock stardom' with his band, The Models, recording two platinum albums and two number one singles. He has also contributed to many magazines including Vogue and Rolling Stone. In 1987 James became the host of a popular TV show, The Afternoon Show. He currently presents a weekday radio afternoon talk show and also hosts and produces a weekly TV show.


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