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  • Published: 1 January 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742747477
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

Weird Stuff




A very funny story about writing, soccer, girls and weird stuff.

A very funny story about writing, soccer, girls and weird stuff.

Brian Hobble isn't much of a writer - he's more of a soccer player. And most of the time he's not much of a soccer player either. But then one day he borrows a pink Easyflow pen from Nathan Lumsdyke, and he can't stop writing! Unfortunately for Brian, the pen only allows him to write sickeningly flowery prose, even on his science test. Brian can't wait to give the pen back – until he realises that Cassandra Wyman finds him a lot more interesting with his new-found writing talent.

Weird Stuff is the first in a series by Richard Tulloch revolving around the kids of Garunga Central and the slightly odd things that happen to them.

'I couldn't write for nuts, until I borrowed Nathan Lumsdyke's pink Easiflow pen. Suddenly I wrote super long stories. They were totally weird, embarrassing stories, with kissing and stuff. And what was worse, everybody thought I'd made them up myself!!!' Brian Hobble, Author (also soccer superstar and red-hot babe magnet)

'Brian Hobble is the most talented young writer I've met in my years as a children's author and writing teacher. Keep up the good work, Brian!' Lancelot Cummins (bestselling author of A T-Rex Ate My Homework, Brown Gunk from Mars and My Mum's a Zombie Killer)

'Brian Hobble's Weird Stuff is a reel fantastick book and you oughta reed it.' Vince Peretti (Brian Hobble's best friend)

  • Pub date: 1 January 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742747477
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

About the Author

Richard Tulloch

Richard Tulloch is one of Australia’s most prolific and popular writers of books, plays and television for young audiences. He has over 60 children’s books to his credit and is also an actor and director. He was associate director of the National Theatre Company in Perth and artistic director of the Toe Truck Theatre in Sydney. He has written plays for young audiences which have been performed all over the world and include Year 9 Are Animals and Stella and the Moon Man. He has also adapted a number of best-selling books for the stage including Robin Klein's Hating Alison Ashley, Space Demons by Gillian Rubinstein, Stage Fright stories by Paul Jennings, and Midnite by Randolph Snow.

Richard’s many television credits include Playschool and 150 episodes of Bananas in Pyjamas. He is a qualified lawyer and teacher and has taught numerous creative writing classes for both children and adults.

Richard lives with his wife in Sydney and spends part of each year based in his home town of Amsterdam.

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Praise for Weird Stuff

“The book includes good characters, descriptive writing and total suspense around every corner!!!”

Henry St John, age 10, Random House Book Buddies

“I thought this story was great... I suppose it would have been good if you had a pen to do your drama/poetry stories but I wouldn’t want it to write mushy stuff.”

Conor Moylan, age 10, Random House Book Buddies


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