Oliver Phommavanh (Author)

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Oliver Phommavanh (Photo credit: Jarod and Liz Productions 2009)

Photo credit: Jarod and Liz Productions 2009

Oliver is a young Thai-Australian writer for children. He has featured on panels at the Sydney Writers' Festival among many other appearances at festival and writing event 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, Thai-riffic!, was published in June 2010 to critical acclaim, followed by Con-nerd in 2011, Punchlines and Thai-no-mite in 2012, and Ethan in the Stuff Happens series in 2015. Visit Oliver at his website: http://www.oliverwriter.com

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Book Cover:  Con-Nerd
Mama tells me I'm gifted and talented. But I know the truth. I'm just a nerd. Kids call me Con-nerd - half Connor and all nerd. Its one small step for nerds, one giant leap to being cool. Full of the signature laugh-out-loud humour seen in his fabulously funny Thai-riffic! 
Mama tells me I'm gifted and talented. But I know the truth. I'm just a nerd. Kids call me Con-nerd - half Connor and all nerd. Its one small step for nerds, one giant leap to being cool. Full of the signature laugh-out-loud humour seen in his fabulously funny Thai-riffic! 
Published: 25/05/2011
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742533490
Book Cover:  Con-Nerd
Mama tells me I'm gifted and talented. But I know the truth. I'm just a nerd. Kids call me Con-nerd - half Connor and all nerd. Its one small step for nerds, one giant leap to being cool. Full of the signature laugh-out-loud humour seen in his fabulously funny Thai-riffic! 
Mama tells me I'm gifted and talented. But I know the truth. I'm just a nerd. Kids call me Con-nerd - half Connor and all nerd. Its one small step for nerds, one giant leap to being cool. Full of the signature laugh-out-loud humour seen in his fabulously funny Thai-riffic! 
Published: 30/05/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143304869
Book Cover:  Punchlines
From the talented and funny author of Thai-riffic! and Con-nerd,Oliver Phommavanh, comes another LOL story about surviving your teens.
From the talented and funny author of Thai-riffic! and Con-nerd,Oliver Phommavanh, comes another LOL story about surviving your teens.
Published: 21/03/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742535036
Book Cover:  Punchlines
From the talented and funny author of Thai-riffic! and Con-nerd, Oliver Phommavanh, comes another LOL story about surviving your teens.
From the talented and funny author of Thai-riffic! and Con-nerd, Oliver Phommavanh, comes another LOL story about surviving your teens.
Published: 21/03/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143306511
Book Cover:  Stuff Happens: Ethan
Ethan is not just bookish - he's book-obsessed, possibly the only boy with a mother begging him to put a book down so he can make friends. Ethan doesn't make friends so easily so he when he does make friends with Trent (they bond over a dinosaur book), Ethan is chuffed and his mum is thrilled. But then Trent discovers downball and Ethan thinks he's lost his best friend, his only friend . . .
Ethan is not just bookish - he's book-obsessed, possibly the only boy with a mother begging him to put a book down so he can make friends. Ethan doesn't make friends so easily so he when he does make friends with Trent (they bond over a dinosaur book), Ethan is chuffed and his mum is thrilled. But then Trent discovers downball and Ethan thinks he's lost his best friend, his only friend . . .
Published: 28/01/2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143308171

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