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  • Published: 1 November 1994
  • ISBN: 9780140370904
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $15.99

The Gizmo


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Some gizmos are pretty weird, but this one is the weirdest ever! And it won't go away. A wacky story by the amazing Paul Jennings.

  • Pub date: 1 November 1994
  • ISBN: 9780140370904
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $15.99

About the Author

Paul Jennings

The Paul Jennings phenomenon began with the publication of Unreal! in 1985. Since then, readers all around the world have devoured his books.

Paul has written over one hundred stories and has been voted 'favourite author' more than forty times by children in Australia, winning every children's choice award. The top rating TV series Round the Twist and Driven Crazy are based on a selection of his enormously popular short-story collections such as Unseen! which was awarded the 1999 Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Children's Book. In 1995 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to children's literature and was awarded the prestigious Dromkeen Medal in 2001. Paul has sold more than 8 million books worldwide.

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Awards & Recognition

  • COOL Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 1995 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • CROW Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 1995 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • KROC Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 1995 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 1995 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 1995 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards

    Runner-up • 1995 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 1996 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 1996 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 1998 • Junior readers

  • KROC Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 1999 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • KROC Children's Choice Awards

    Longlisted • 2000 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2001 • Young Reader

  • KANGA Children's Choice Awards

    Longlisted • 2004 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults


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