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  • Published: 2 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143778233
  • Imprint: Penguin Random House Australia Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 4 hr 53 min
  • Narrator: Oliver Phommavanh
  • RRP: $15.99

What About Thao?




The next middle-grade novel for 10+ from the author of Thai-riffic, Con-nerd and The Other Christy about a Vietnamese-Australian boy in a small country town who has enjoyed being the only ‘ethinic’ kid at his tiny school – until Kadir arrives…

In his signature style, Oliver creates a fabulously diverse and heartfelt duo in Thao and Kadir and their sometimes hilarious and sometimes heart-wrenching dilemmas of culture and belonging in a remote rural community. Throw in some slam poetry and it might just end in a lifelong friendship and a whole lot more understanding.

  • Published: 2 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143778233
  • Imprint: Penguin Random House Australia Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 4 hr 53 min
  • Narrator: Oliver Phommavanh
  • RRP: $15.99

About the author

Oliver Phommavanh

Oliver is a young Thai-Australian writer for children. He has featured on panels at the Sydney Writers' Festival among many other appearances at festivals and writing events as well as in blogs. He has worked as a primary school teacher and now spends his time writing and sharing his writing passion with kids and engaging them with humour. He's also a stand-up comedian and has appeared on national TV and radio as well as a number of well-known comedy venues such as the Comedy Store in Sydney. His first book for upper primary, Thai-riffic!, was published to critical acclaim, followed by Con-nerd, Punchlines, Thai-no-mite, The Other Christy, Super Con-nerd, Natural Born Loser and, most recently, Don't Follow Vee. For younger readers he wrote Ethan in the Stuff Happens series.

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