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  • Published: 30 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143505730
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $21.00

Natural Born Loser




From the mad-cap best-selling author of Thai-riffic!, Con-nerd and The Other Christy comes this completely inside out, crazy tale of a very reluctant hero who might just find out he’s a natural born born loser – ahem – leader.

I'm Raymond, and my school is a joke. It's full of bullies and troublemakers.

My solution? Be a nobody and fade into the background.

But our new principal has blown my cover because he's chosen me as a prefect!

It was looking pretty bad, until I made a crazy promise to get new air con for the classrooms.
Now I'm REALLY in trouble!

  • Pub date: 30 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143505730
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $21.00

About the Author

Oliver Phommavanh

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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Praise for Natural Born Loser

“Natural Born Loser is a sweet tale about a reluctant hero who proves we aren't restricted by other people's expectations - not even (by) our own. Oliver Phommavanh's warm, inviting voice and episodic storytelling make this book a great pick for independent readers of ages 8-11.”

Bronte Coates, Readings


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