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

The Gizmo



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.

  • Published: 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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