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9 January 1953 |
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England
|Notable work(s)||The Toad series and Once, Then, Now and After|
Morris Gleitzman (born 9 January 1953) is an English-born Australian author of children's and young adult fiction. He has gained recognition for sparking an interest in AIDS in his controversial novel Two Weeks with the Queen (1990).
Gleitzman has collaborated on children's series with another Australian children's author, Paul Jennings. Gleitzman has also published three collections of his newspaper columns for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald as books for an adult readership, and he used to write for the popular Norman Gunston Show in the 1970s. Retrieved 28 January 2008. His latest book in the "Once" series, After, was released in 2012. His most successful books are the Toad trilogy of books. He has written 37 books as of April 2013.
Awards And Prizes
- Bilby Award (Blabber Mouth)
- CROW Award (Blabber Mouth)
- CROW Award (Sticky Beak)
- COOL Award (Belly Flop)
- Bilby Award (Bumface)
- COOL Award (Bumface)
- KOALA Award (Bumface)
- YABBA Award (Bumface) * 2001
- YABBA Award: Older Readers (Toad Rage)
- ANTO Cole Award (Toad Rage)
|1987||The Other Facts of Life||First novel. Started out as a screenplay which he turned into a novel.|
|1989||Two Weeks with the Queen|
|1992||Worry Warts||Sequel to Misery Guts|
|1994||Sticky Beak||Sequel to Blabber Mouth|
|1995||Puppy Fat||Sequel to Misery Guts and Worry Warts|
|1997||Water Wings||Loose sequel to Belly Flop|
|Wicked!||Co-written with Paul Jennings|
|1999||Gift of the Gab||Sequel to Blabber Mouth and Sticky Beak|
|Self Helpless||Self-help book|
|Deadly||Co-written with Paul Jennings|
|2003||Toad Heaven||Sequel to Toad Rage|
|Toad Away||Sequel to Toad Rage and Toad Heaven|
|2005||Girl Underground||Sequel to Boy Overboard|
|Give Peas a Chance||Collection of short stories.
Features characters from Misery Guts, Blabber Mouth, Second Childhood, Belly Flop, Adults Only, Teacher's Pet, Worm Story and Aristotle's Nostril.
|2008||Toad Surprise||Sequel to Toad Rage, Toad Heaven and Toad Away|
|2009||Then||Sequel to Once|
|2010||Now||Sequel to Once and Then|
|Tickled Onions||Collection of short stories. Contains some stories from Give Peas a Chance|
|2011||Too Small to Fail|
|Pizza Cake||Collection of short stories. Contains some stories from Tickled Onions.|
|2012||After||Sequel to Once, Then and Now|
- morrisgleitzman.com "Author Page: Morris Gleitzman Biography". Penguin.co.uk. Retrieved 28 January 2008.
- About Morris
- Morris, The Toad King. Retrieved 28 January 2008.
Morris Gleitzman is married and has 2 kids. The names are unknown.