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  • Published: 7 June 2004
  • ISBN: 9780143300465
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $21.00

Girl Underground




A story of friendship, courage and a bit of crime. Bridget wants a quiet life. Including, if possible, keeping her parents out of prison. Then a boy called Menzies makes her an offer she can't refuse, and they set off on a job of their own. It's a desperate, daring plan – to rescue two kids, Jamal and Bibi, from a desert detention centre. Can Bridget and Menzies pull off their very first jail break, or will they end up behind bars too? Sometimes, to help a friend, you have to dig deep.

  • Published: 7 June 2004
  • ISBN: 9780143300465
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $21.00

About the author

Morris Gleitzman

Morris Gleitzman grew up in England and came to Australia when he was sixteen. After university he worked for ten years as a screenwriter. Then he had a wonderful experience. He wrote a novel for young people. Now, after 40 books, he’s one of Australia’s most popular authors. He was appointed the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018–2019.

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Awards & recognition

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2006  •  Fiction for Older Readers

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2007  •  Fiction for Older Readers

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2010  •  Younger Readers

KOALA Children's Choice Awards

Winner  •  2011  •  Fiction for Years 7–9

YABBA Children's Choice Awards

Winner  •  2011  •  Hall of Fame

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2011  •  Fiction for Years 7–9

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