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  • Published: 2 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760890933
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $21.00

The Other Christy




The Other Christy is a touching and funny tale from the ever-popular Oliver Phommavanh about quirky families, sweet desserts and two girls who find out they have a lot more in common than just their name.

My name is Christy but nobody calls me that. I'm in the same class with another girl named Christie, so I've become just the other Christy, the spare Christy. Not the popular, loud one everyone likes.

Just once I'd like to be noticed, and have a real friend. Someone I can bake treats for and who just gets me . . . and my weird fussy Grandpa at home.

Could that person ever really be Christie? Could I be friends with my enemy?

The Other Christy is a touching and funny tale from the ever-popular Oliver Phommavanh about quirky families, sweet desserts and two girls who find out they have a lot more in common than just their name.

  • Pub date: 2 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760890933
  • 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 for upper primary, Thai-riffic!, was published to critical acclaim, followed by Con-nerd, Punchlines, Thai-no-mite, The Other Christy, Super Con-nerd, Natural Born Loser and, most recently, Don't Follow Vee. For younger readers he wrote Ethan in the Stuff Happens series.

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Praise for The Other Christy

“Humorous, insightful and intense while covering the many themes of shifting classroom dynamics I highly recommend The Other Christy for eight and over.”

Paula Hayes, Creative Kids Tales


Awards & Recognition

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Notable Book • 2017 • Younger Readers

  • Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature

    Shortlisted • 2018 • Children's Literature


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