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  • Published: 2 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143308966
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $12.99

Stuff Happens: Dale




Stuff Happens is an important series for boys about everyday challenges. Created by Susannah McFarlane, the series editor, the series includes stories by authors Tony Wilson, Andrew Daddo, Philip Gwynne, Will Kostakis, Oliver Phommavanh, Scot Gardner, Pat Flynn, Alex McDiarmid, Justin D'Ath, Adrian Beck, James Valentine and James Roy. Each book features a different character and follows them as they overcome a particular everyday challenge.

Aimed at boys aged between 7 and 11, the Stuff Happens series explores those everyday struggles in life that boys can sometimes be reluctant to express: quarrels with mates, a bad day at school, fear of disappointing mum and dad, rejection and not fitting in.

Stuff Happens. Real-life stories for boys. Suitable for beginner and newly confident readers.

Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates.

For Dale it happened during a school play.
Dale is a story about an odd but likeable redhead who decides to take revenge on Dan, the coolest kid in school. Dale intends to embarrass Dan during the finale of their school play, but as the big moment approaches Dale has second thoughts. But is he too late to stop the plan he's put in place?

  • Published: 2 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143308966
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $12.99

About the author

Adrian Beck

Adrian Beck writes funny, action-packed stories for kids. He is the author of the Derek Dool series, the Champion Charlies series, the Alien Zoo series and the co-author of the Little Legends series with Nicole Hayes, plus the Kick it to Nick series with AFL hall-of-famer Shane Crawford. Together with Sally Rippin, Adrian edited the Total Quack Up! and Total Quack Up Again! collections of short stories to raise money for Dymocks Children’s Charities. As well as being an author, Adrian is a TV producer and a lover of very bad dad jokes. Adrian draws on his showbiz roots to create engaging, interactive school presentations and is passionate about fostering a love of reading among the next generation.

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