Limpy’s family reckons humans don’t hate cane toads, but Limpy knows otherwise. He’s spotted the signs: the cross looks, the unkind comments, the way they squash cane toads with their cars. Limpy is desperate to save his species from ending up as pancakes. Somehow he must make humans see how fabulous cane toads really are. Risking everything, he sets off on a warttinglingly dangerous and daring journey to ... the Olympics?This is the epic story of a slightly squashed young cane toad’s quest for the truth.From the Hardcover edition.
In the hysterically funny sequel to Toad Rage, Limpy is on a quest to find toad heaven. A place where cane toads won’t be blown up with bike pumps or bashed over the head with folding chairs. Limpy’s determined to find this place if it takes him the rest of his life, but his plans are waylaid when he’s kidnapped by some sinisterlooking humans and tossed into a bucket. Will Limpy be able to save cane toads? Will he be able to find toad heaven? First he has to get out of the bucket...From the Hardcover edition.
Jamal loves playing football, which isn't easy if your goalie only has one leg and you keep having to dodge landmines to get your ball back. Jamal's stubborn little sister Bibi is even better at football than Jamal. But girls playing football is against the law in Afganistan. When it is discovered that Jamal's mother has been secretly running a school, the family must leave their home immediately and begin a long and dangerous journey to Australia. The children survive separation from their parents, hunger, and violent smugglers only to find that Australia isn't as welcoming as they had thought but, even though they face an uncertain future, Jamal, Bibi and their parents know that as long as they are together, that is all that matters.
Warm, funny and quirky, Doubting Thomas is the brilliant new novel about best friends, surprising adventures and itchy nipples, from award-winning author Morris Gleitzman. Thomas has very itchy nipples. It's really embarrasing. It's the most embarrassing secret he's ever had. So the question is - why are his nipples so itchyoe Is it a rare and special gift or the worst thing to EVER happen to a boyoe Only one thing is certain. Thomas and his best friends are in for an adventure that will take them from the sunshine of Australia to the streets of Paris. 'Morris Gleitzman has a rare gift for writing very funny stories and wrapping very serious stories inside them' - Guardian 'A brilliantly funny writer' - Sunday Telegraph 'Readers can't get enough of him' - Independent 'A virtuoso demonstration of how you can make comedy out of the most unlikely subject' - Sunday Times
Morris Gleitzman grew up in England and went to live in Australia when he was sixteen. He worked as a frozen-chicken thawer, sugar-mill rolling-stock unhooker, fashion-industry trainee, department-store Santa, TV producer, newspaper columnist and screenwriter, until he began writing young fiction. His many books include Boy Overboard, Toad Rage, Bumface, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal, and Two Weeks with the Queen, winner of the Children's Book Award.