How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare

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How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare...
Paul Jennings - Hedley Hopkins.jpg
Author Paul Jennings
Country Australia
Language English
Genre Children's book
Publisher Puffin Books
Publication date
May, 2005
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 224 pages
ISBN 0-14-132043-5
OCLC 60512542

How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, robbed a grave, made a new friend who might not have really been there at all, and while he was at it committed a terrible sin which everyone was doing even though he didn't know it (ISBN 0-14-132043-5) is a children's book written by Australian author Paul Jennings, and published by Puffin Books in May 2005. The story covers a short time in the life of young Hedley Hopkins, an English immigrant to Australia in the 1950s. The book was launched at St. Mary's Cathedral College.

An afterword of the novel states that a good deal of the story is autobiographical in nature.[1]


  1. ^ Sullivan, Jane (28 May 2005). "How Paul did a dare". The Age. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014.