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Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760780791
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 29/05/2018
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Humorous stories (Children's / Teenage)
    Junior Fiction / Junior
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Price: $9.99

New kids aren't cool.

Everyone knows that.

Eleven-year-old Sam is the new kid at school but he has a plan, or two, or three to make himself the most popular kid ever.

What you are about to read is unforgettable (lonely losers, frog underpants, human umbrellas, bad boys ...).

It's bumpy (jumping out a window is never a good idea).

It's the story of a kid who wants to be more.

P.S. Sam was not harmed (too much) during the telling of this story.

Author Information

James O'Loghlin has been a comedian, a criminal lawyer, an ABC radio and TV presenter and a speaker on innovation.

He is the author of The Adventures of Sir Roderick, the not-very Brave; Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone; and The Twins of Tinterfell. In 2014 The Adventures of Sir Roderick won the Speech Pathology Australia award for the best book for 8 to 10 year olds. It was also shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

Matthew Martin is an internationally known cartoonist and illustrator. His work has appeared regularly in the Sydney Morning Herald, Time, Rolling Stone, The Times of London, and The New York Times.

James O'Loghlin is the author of 6 books, including 2 novels for children. The Adventures of Sir Roderick the not-very-Brave won the 2014 Speech Pathology Australia award for best book for 8 to 10 year olds, and Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone was published in 2015.

James has also been a criminal lawyer, a stand-up comedian, an ABC radio broadcaster and hosted over 300 episodes of The New Inventors on ABC-TV. He lives in Sydney and is married with 3 daughters, who provide him with invaluable feedback on the early drafts of his stories for children. He thinks that the key to writing a book is to start, and then to keep not stopping until it's finished.

James also speaks and writes about innovation, and works with companies to help them become more innovative.