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Something very weird is happening to Dawn and Rory. And it's not just their new step-family. Slurping slobberers want to suck their bones out. Strange steel sheep want to smash them to pieces. Giant frogs want to crunch them up. Cruel killer creepers want to squeeze the life out of them. Their parents can't help them. Dawn and Rory are on their own. It's wild. It's wacky. It's WICKED!

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  • Paperback

    9780141300474

    October 31, 1998

    Puffin

    368 pages

    RRP $19.99

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Awards and Recognition

  • KROC Children's Choice Awards
    1997
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • COOL Children's Choice Awards
    1998
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • CROW Children's Choice Awards
    1998
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • KROC Children's Choice Awards
    1998
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    1998
    Winner
    Older Readers
  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    1998
    Shortlisted
    Older Readers
  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    1999
    Longlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • KROC Children's Choice Awards
    1999
    Longlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • KROC Children's Choice Awards
    2000
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards
    2002
    Shortlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults

Also by Morris Gleitzman

Once
After
Now
Maybe
Soon
Once And Then
Boy Overboard
Funny Stories: And Other Funny Stories
Help Around the House
Snot Chocolate
Toad Delight
Gift of the Gab
Loyal Creatures
Extra Time
Pizza Cake
Too Small To Fail
Grace
Toad Surprise
Give Peas A Chance
Doubting Thomas
Aristotle's Nostril
Worm Story
Girl Underground
Water Wings

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Generation One: Lorien Legacies Reborn
The Hazel Wood
A Wrinkle In Time
Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK11)
Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan
Blast Off!
Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile (BK1)
Boy Overboard
The Alchemyst
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Magnus Chase And The Ship Of The Dead (Book 3)
Artemis Fowl
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Love, Simon
Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief (Book 1)
The Bfg
Tom Weekly 4: My Life and Other Exploding Chickens
The Rains
Dracula