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Book Title: Paul Jennings' Spookiest Stories|
The author of the book: Paul Jennings
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 32.71 MB
Edition: Penguin Global
Date of issue: October 22nd 2008
ISBN 13: 9780670028917
Read full description of the books Paul Jennings' Spookiest Stories:Since Unreal was published in 1985, Paul Jennings has written over 100 stories and sold over 7.5 million copies of his books. To celebrate 20 years of stories by Paul Jennings, Penguin has put together collections of his work. Hand-picked by Paul, each book contains 20 - 25 stories from the UnCollected series, Tongue-tied and the Super Diaries. Paul Jennings' Funniest Stories has already appealed to audiences, having sold over 40000 copies to date, Paul Jennings' Weirdest Stories has also been snapped up by readers, and Paul's Spookiest looks set to follow!
Read information about the authorPaul Jennings was born in Heston near London, and at the age of 6 emigrated to Melbourne, Australia on a boat. He was on the boat for 5 weeks with his family. He attended Bentleigh West Primary School and Caulfield Grammar School.
After graduating from school, he went to Frankston Teachers College (now part of Monash University) and became a teacher. He taught students at Frankston State School, Kangaroo Flat State School, the Turana Youth Training Centre, and the Royal Children's Hospital State School in Mount Eliza. He later went on to study at the Lincoln Institute of Health Science (now part of LaTrobe University) and became a speech pathologist, then worked as a Lecturer in Special Education at Burwood State College (now part of Deakin University). In 1979 he became Senior Lecturer in Language and Literature at Warrnambool Institute of Advanced Education (now part of Deakin University).
In 1985, Jennings' first book of short stories, Unreal! was published, during which he worked as a lecturer and wrote part-time; in 1989, he made the decision to devote his full time to writing. Many of his short stories, published between 1985 and 1991, were also adapted into the first and second series of the popular Australian television show Round the Twist.
Winner of the Dromkeen Medal (2000).
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