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About the book
  • Published: 2 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143790099
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $14.99

Tom Weekly 2: My Life and Other Stuff That Went Wrong




I'm Tom Weekly. If you want to know what went wrong, read this and laugh.

I'm Tom Weekly. If you want to know what went wrong, read this and laugh.

You'll learn the secret of my strangest body part. You'll meet my super-angry grandpa, and hear about my best non-human friend, Rarnald the rat. You'll find out why I've been banned from KidsWorld. But that won't freak you out as much as the story of how Stella Holling tricked me into kissing her.

3 things you'll learn inside:
1. How to climb Mount Everest
2. How to make a backyard theme park
3. How to escape a pirate

  • Pub date: 2 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143790099
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Authors

Tristan Bancks

Tristan Bancks tells stories for the page and screen. His books for kids and teens include Two Wolves, The Fall, Detention and the Tom Weekly series. Two Wolves won Honour Book in the 2015 CBCA Book of the Year Awards and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. The Fall was a CBCA Notable Book and shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Tristan’s books have also been recognised in multiple children’s choice awards. Tristan is a writer-ambassador for literacy charity Room to Read. He is currently working with producers to develop several of his books for the screen. He’s excited by the future of storytelling and inspiring others to create. You can find out more about Tristan’s books, play games, watch videos, chat to the author and help him try to change the world at www.tristanbancks.com.

Gus Gordon

Gus Gordon is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and author. He has illustrated and written over 80 books for children. His illustrations are known for their loose and energetic line work, mixed media and humour. His writing is always anthropomorphic. He attributes this to his love of Kenneth Grahame's Wind in The Willows.
Gus's first picture book, Wendy, was a Notable Book in the 2010 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Awards.

His second picture book, Herman and Rosie, now published in twelve countries, has been internationally acclaimed and awarded.

Somewhere Else was published by Penguin Random House Australia in 2016.


Praise for Tom Weekly 2: My Life and Other Stuff That Went Wrong

“Tom’s stories are short, funny and often gross. They are bound to appeal to boys of Tom’s age, and possibly some girls too. The stories start off plausible but by the end have stretched into (very funny) tall tales. The illustrations are cartoonish and enhance the text. It’s easy to believe that they are the work of a middle school boy. Recommended for upper primary/lower secondary students, public libraries and reluctant readers everywhere.”

Rebecca Kemble, Magpies

“Bancks knows what will make young readers laugh, and want more. Gus Gordon’s cartoon-like sketches, lists, random jottings, text boxes, and other interjections add to the humour. I recommend these chapter books particularly for boys who are not yet sure they love to read. But I bet any youngster will relate to Tom’s misadventures.”

thebookchook.com

“Like Dahl, Bancks is passionate about inspiring a love of reading in the young by placing fun at the centre of his storytelling.”

Andy Griffiths, Sydney Morning Herald


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