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Natural Born Loser

Natural Born Loser

Barryjong Primary School is a joke. The teachers have lost their will to teach, the buildings are old and tired with not even a whiff of airconditioning in any classroom, and prefects are the stuff of legends from when the school used to be cool. Raymond Bulanghagui is resigned t... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143505730
Barcode 9780143505730
Published 30 July 2018 by Penguin
Format Paperback, 2nd edition
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Author(s) By Phommavanh, Oliver
Series Untitled
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ISBN-13 9780143505730
ISBN-10 0143505734
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 30 July 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback, 2nd edition
Edition 2nd edition
Author(s) By Phommavanh, Oliver
Series Untitled
Category School Stories
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Truancy & Exclusion From School
Australian
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 190g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 926751

Description of this Book

Barryjong Primary School is a joke. The teachers have lost their will to teach, the buildings are old and tired with not even a whiff of airconditioning in any classroom, and prefects are the stuff of legends from when the school used to be cool. Raymond Bulanghagui is resigned to it all after nearly six years at Barryjong and has become good at fading into the background, a natural born follower, happy to play soccer (badly) in the shadow of his best mate and hotshot player, Zain. Then a new principal arrives to shake things up. When he invites anyone in Year Six to 'audition' to be prefects, Zain practically kicks down his door, itching to be school captain. Raymond gets dragged along and somehow ends up in the principals' final choice of prefects, alongside Zain and two other nobodies.Does Raymond have it in him to be a leader? Will he and the other prefects actually survive their first week on the beat at Barryjong? And when Zain makes a crazy promise to get air con for the classrooms, will they ever be able to save themsleves and the school by finding the money to do it?

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Author's Bio

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, Thai-riffic!, was published to critical acclaim, followed by Con-nerd, Punchlines, Thai-no-mite, Ethan in the Stuff Happens series in 2015, The Other Christy and, most recently, Super Con-nerd.

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