Paul Jennings' Unbeatable Collection - New boxed set of 8 books in slipcase box
PAUL JENNINGS' UNBEATABLE COLLECTION
Eight best-selling short story collections
Undone ~ Unbearable ~ Unbelievable ~ Uncanny ~ Unreal ~ Unmentionable ~ Uncovered ~ Unseen
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New boxed set of 8 softcover books in slipcase box.
Plans come undone. Zips come undone. Bullies come undone. And so will the readers who try to predict the endings of these eight weird and wonderful stories.
It's unbearable . . . The bird's perch is swinging to and fro and hitting me on the nose. I can see my eye in its little mirror. Unbearably weird . . . You have the foulest feet ever. There are flies for lunch. A goat swallows your opal. And you have lived before.
Unbelievable? Maybe. But I'm telling you it's true. The crusher had pushed all the air out of my lungs. It was squeezing me tighter and tighter. I knew I had only seconds to live. Believe it or not . . .A kid can grow younger. Birds can bury you.Ghosts have exams.
There are eyes in the milk.
I stared at Dad's eyes through the gas mask and remembered our handshake. A deal is a deal. With pounding heart, I walked into the soggy, wet mouth of the dead whale. It's uncanny . . . turning into a dung beetle, catching someone else's tattoos, being in bed with a ghost who tickles, seeing a flying dog.
It's Unreal . . . the flies were up to my armpits and they were still falling. I was scared out of my wits. I didn't want to drown in a sea of flies. It's all a bit much really. A reunion of bones. The irresistible kisser. Wonder underpants. Cow-dung custard.
Unmentionable? Sure. But I'll try to tell you anyway. The sludge in that tanker was the stuff of nightmares. My nightmares as it turned out. Some things you just can't talk about . . . Locked in the loo. Kissing a cold, cold kid.
I'm Uncovered . . . I try to hide my nakedness with my hand. But it doesn't work. Everyone can see. Also on show . . . Bad rabbit habits. Rapt – in toilet paper. Birds with teeth. A live face on the wall.
You’re a stranger in this strange
world. Stare if you dare.
About the author:
Paul Jennings (born 30 April 1943 in London) is an English-born Australian children's book writer. His books mainly feature short stories that lead the reader through an unusual series of events that end with a twist.
In 1949 his family emigrated to Australia. He trained to be a teacher and taught various schools. He then studied at Lincoln Institute and became a speech pathologist. After that he became a lecturer at the Burwood State College and the Warrnambool Institute of Adult Education. Jennings' first book of short stories, Unreal!, was published in 1985. In 1989, he made the decision to devote his full time to writing.
Jennings' short stories were adapted for the children's television series Round The Twist and Driven Crazy. Paul's book sales now total over 8.9 million and have been translated into 18 languages.
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