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Morris Gleitzman

Autor/a de Once

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Morris Gleitzman was born in 1953 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England. He and his family emigrated to Australia in 1969. Morris began his writing career as a screenwriter, and wrote his first children's novel in 1985. Before he began to write full time, he held various jobs as a paperboy, department mostra'n més store Santa Claus, fashion-design assistant and sugar-mill employee. In between, he managed to earn a degree in Professional Writing at the Canberra College of Advanced Education. Later he became sole writer for three award-winning and top-rating seasons with the TV comedy series The Norman Gunston Show. Gleitzman has written a number of film and television movie screenplays, including The Other Facts of Life and Second Childhood, both produced by The Australian Children's Television Foundation. The Other Facts of Life won the 1985 AWGIE Award for the Best Original Children's Film Script. Gleitzman has also written live stage material for Rolf Harris, Pamela Stephenson and the Governor General of Australia. Morris is also well known through his semi-autobiographical columns in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald magazine, Good Weekend, from which he has retired after nine years. Collections of his columns have been published by Pan Macmillan in Just Looking and Gleitzman on Saturday, and by Penguin in Self Helpless. One of his most successful books for young people is Two Weeks with the Queen, an international bestseller which was also adapted into a play by Mary Morris. The play had many successful seasons in Australia and was produced at the National Theatre in London in 1995. His other books have been either shortlisted for, or have won numerous children's book prizes around the country. These include The Other Facts of Life, Second Childhood, Misery Guts, Worry Warts, Puppy Fat, Blabber Mouth, Sticky Beak, Belly Flop, Water Wings, Bumface, Gift Of The Gab, Toad Rage, Wicked! and Deadly!, two six-part novels written in collaboration with Paul Jennings, Adults Only, Toad Heaven, Boy Overboard, Teacher's Pet, and his latest book, Toad Away. Gleitzman's children's books have been published in the UK, the USA, Germany, Italy, Japan, France, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Sweden and Finland. Gleitzman himself was voted Favourite Australian Author for 1999 in the Dymocks Booksellers Children's Choice Awards. Bumface was voted Second Most Popular Children's Book Of All Time in the 1999 Angus & Robertson National Readers' Survey. He is also an Astrid Lindgren award nominee. Morris Gleitzman was nominated for a 2016 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medal in the Australian author and ilustrator category. In 2016, his book Soon won the 2016 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Award, Young Readers and and the 2016 Kids Own Australian Literature Awards (KOALAs) for Fiction for years 7-9. He was also named the 2018-2019 Australian Children's Laureate. The theme for his two-year term will be Stories Make Us - Stories Create Our Future. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Morris Gleitzman

Once (2005) — Narrador, algunes edicions1,032 exemplars
Toad Rage (1999) 536 exemplars
Then (2008) 442 exemplars
Toad Heaven (2001) 400 exemplars
Now (2010) 372 exemplars
Two Weeks with the Queen (1990) 337 exemplars
Boy Overboard (2003) 299 exemplars
Misery Guts (1991) 251 exemplars
After (2012) 179 exemplars
Girl Underground (2004) 149 exemplars
Blabber Mouth (1992) 149 exemplars
Bumface (1998) 125 exemplars
Toad Away (2003) 125 exemplars
Wicked: All Six Books In One (1997) 112 exemplars
Worry Warts (1992) 109 exemplars
Soon (2015) 108 exemplars
Once and Then (2009) 106 exemplars
Deadly!: All six books in one! (2001) 92 exemplars
Water Wings (1600) 88 exemplars
Sticky Beak (1995) 87 exemplars
Maybe (2017) 85 exemplars
Grace (2009) 82 exemplars
Belly Flop (1996) 82 exemplars
Puppy Fat (1995) 77 exemplars
Teacher's Pet (2003) 74 exemplars
Gift of the Gab (1999) 68 exemplars
The Other Facts of Life (1600) 62 exemplars
Wicked! Part 2: Battering Rams (1997) 57 exemplars
Adults Only (2001) 55 exemplars
Worm Story (1656) 54 exemplars
Give Peas a Chance (2007) 53 exemplars
Doubting Thomas (2006) 52 exemplars
Wicked! Part 1: The Slobberers (1997) 48 exemplars
Too Small To Fail (2011) 46 exemplars
Second Childhood (1990) 44 exemplars
Loyal Creatures (2014) 42 exemplars
Deadly! Book 1: Nude (2000) 41 exemplars
Wicked! Part 4: Dead Ringer (1997) 39 exemplars
Wicked! Part 3: Croaked (1997) 39 exemplars
Deadly! Book 4: Hunt (2001) 39 exemplars
Wicked! Part 5: The Creeper (1997) 38 exemplars
Extra Time (2013) 37 exemplars
Always (2019) 33 exemplars
Toad Surprise (2008) 32 exemplars
Tickled onions (2010) 31 exemplars
Aristotle's Nostril (2005) 28 exemplars
Deadly! Book 6: Pluck (2001) — Autor — 25 exemplars
Deadly! Book 5: Grope (2001) 25 exemplars
Deadly! Book 3: Stiff (2000) 24 exemplars
Pizza Cake (2011) 20 exemplars
Self-helpless (2000) 19 exemplars
Deadly! Book 2: Brats (2000) 18 exemplars
The Blabber Mouth Collection (2008) 11 exemplars
Snot Chocolate (2016) 9 exemplars
Toad Delight (2016) 7 exemplars
Belly Flop and Water Wings (2006) 6 exemplars
Help around the house (2018) 6 exemplars
Um Dia (Portuguese Edition) (2017) 4 exemplars
Gleitzman on Saturday (1993) 4 exemplars
Le bout du tunnel (1987) 3 exemplars
A Seguir (Portuguese Edition) (2018) 2 exemplars
Depois (Portuguese Edition) (2019) 2 exemplars
UMA VEZ 2 exemplars
A Morris Gleitzman Collection (2015) 2 exemplars
Shelf Talker Morris Gleitzman (2006) 1 exemplars
Brzy 1 exemplars
The Deadly! Series (2015) 1 exemplars
Potom 1 exemplars
Když 1 exemplars
Wicked! Part Four: Dead Ringer (2006) 1 exemplars
Kdysi 1 exemplars
Talvez 1 exemplars
Em Breve 1 exemplars
Agora 1 exemplars
Druiloren (2001) 1 exemplars

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Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Col·laborador — 764 exemplars


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Data de naixement
UK (birth)
Lloc de naixement
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Canberra College of Advanced Education (Professional Writing)
East Wickham County Primary Junior School
Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School
bottle-shop shelf-stacker
department store Santa Claus
frozen chicken defroster (mostra-les totes 8)
fashion-design assistant
Sugar-Mill employee
Biografia breu
Morris Gleitzman (born 9 January 1953) is an English-born Australian author of children's and young adult fiction. He has gained recognition for sparking an interest in AIDS in his controversial novel Two Weeks with the Queen (1990).



This book was a good read. I think there are a few politicians who need to be checking out the YA section of their local bookshop for this.
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