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Tom Weekly's life just gets weirder and weirder - this is one runaway car ride you won't want to miss!

Have you ever been trapped inside a runaway car? Have you broken a world record? Is there someone in your class who will stop at nothing to kiss you? Have you ever tricked your dog into doing your homework? Or found something seriously disgusting in your food? Have you sold head lice for fun and profit? Or has your mum ever used raspberry and white chocolate muffins as weapons of minor destruction?

I’m Tom Weekly and all of these things have happened to me. I’ve captured them here in stories, jokes, cartoons, quizzes and lists. Believe me, real life is weirder than anything you can make up.

‘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, author of the Treehouse series

Reviews

Tristan can go from writing the powerful and haunting Two Wolves to the whacky humour of his character Tom Weekly in the ‘My Life’ series with seeming ease . . . This fifth ‘My Life’ book is as laugh out loud funny as the others and the third to include a story written by a young writer . . . My Life and Other Weaponised Muffins is packed full of great images by Gus Gordon, short stories, jokes, cartoons, quizzes and lists ‘by’ character Tom Weekly and includes the idea of selling your head lice for fun and profit and raspberry and white chocolate muffins as weapons of minor destruction.

Megan Daley, Children's Books Daily

This title is a laugh-a-minute, rip-roaring read for adults and children alike.

Lisa Mercer, Reading Time

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143790129

    May 28, 2018

    Random House Australia Children's

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780143781066

    February 27, 2017

    Random House Australia Children's

    208 pages

    RRP $15.99

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9780143781059

    February 27, 2017

    Random House Australia

    208 pages

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    • iBooks
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Also by Tristan Bancks

Two Wolves
The Fall
Tom Weekly 6: My Life and Other Failed Experiments
Tom Weekly 4: My Life and Other Exploding Chickens
Tom Weekly 3: My Life and Other Massive Mistakes
Tom Weekly 2: My Life and Other Stuff That Went Wrong
Kids Stink (A Tom Weekly Story)
Tom Weekly 1: My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up
Galactic Adventures: First Kids in Space
Mac Slater 1: Coolhunter
Mac Slater 2: Imaginator
It's Yr Life

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