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Morris Gleitzman


UK flag (b.1953)

Morris Gleitzman was born in Lincolnshire and moved to Australia in his teens. He worked as a paperboy, a shelf-stacker, a frozen chicken de-froster, an assistant to a fashion designer and more before taking a degree in Professional Writing at Canberra College and becoming a writer. He has written for TV, stage, newspapers and magazines but is best-known for his hugely succesful children's books including Two Weeks with the Queen, Bumface and Once.
 

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
2024

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Series
Misery Guts
   1. Misery Guts (1991)
   2. Worry Warts (1991)
   3. Puppy Fat (1994)
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Blabber Mouth
   1. Blabber Mouth (1992)
   2. Sticky Beak (1993)
   3. Gift of the Gab (1999)
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Wicked! (with Paul Jennings)
   1. The Slobberers (1997)
   2. Battering Rams (1997)
   3. Croaked (1997)
   4. Dead Ringer (1997)
   5. The Creeper (1997)
   6. Till Death Us Do Part (1997)
   Totally Wicked! (1997)
   Wicked! Collection (2013)
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Toad
   1. Toad Rage (2000)
   2. Toad Heaven (2001)
   3. Toad Away (2003)
   4. Toad Surprise (2008)
   5. Toad Delight (2016)
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Deadly! (with Paul Jennings)
   1. Nude (2000)
   2. Brats (2000)
   3. Stiff (2000)
   4. Hunt (2001)
   5. Grope (2001)
   6. Pluck (2001)
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Felix and Zelda
   1. Once (2005)
   2. Then (2008)
   3. Now (2010)
   4. After (2012)
   5. Soon (2015)
   6. Maybe (2017)
   7. Always (2021)
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Novels
   The Other Facts of Life (1985)
   Second Childhood (1990)
   Two Weeks with the Queen (1990)
   Belly Flop (1996)
   Water Wings (1996)
   Bumface (1998)
   Adults Only (2001)
   Boy Overboard (2002)
   Teacher's Pet (2003)
   Girl Underground (2004)
   Worm Story (2004)
   Aristotle's Nostril (2005)
   Doubting Thomas (2006)
   Grace (2009)
   Too Small to Fail (2011)
   Extra Time (2013)
   Loyal Creatures (2014)
   Help Around the House (2018)
   Blabber Mouth & Sticky Beak (2021)
   Tweet (2024)
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Collections
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Non fiction show
 
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Morris Gleitzman recommends
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Picasso and the Greatest Show on Earth (2023)
Anna Fienberg
"MArvellous, mind opening, and deeply moving. The best book yet from this irresistable author."
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My Brother Ben (2022)
Peter Carnavas
"For everyone whose brother is a hero, even if they don't know it yet."
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Flamingo Boy (2018)
Michael Morpurgo
"Please invite this wonderful story in, you won’t regret it. History is rarely more movingly alive."
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Being Billy (2011)
Phil Earle
"A wonderful book."

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