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Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated by Andrew Joyner
AUD $14.99
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A hilarious and entertaining story about a boy who does a series of odd jobs for his eccentric neighbours, from the bestselling creators of The Terrible Plop.

Ursula Dubosarsky is the Australian Children's Laureate for 2020-2021

'How much money do I have in my piggy bank?' asked Hercules.
'Actually,' said Aunt Alligator, 'I don't think you have a piggy bank, Hercules.'

Hercules sighed. No piggy bank, no money. I need a job, he thought. That's what I need.

He got out his paints, his paintbrush and a big piece of plain paper. On the paper, he painted some words.


Author bio:

Ursula Dubosarsky was born and grew up in Sydney in a family of writers and wanted to be a writer from the age of six. She is now the author of 50 books for children and young adults and her work is published all over the world. She has won several national literary awards, including the Victorian, Queensland and South Australian state awards for literature, and has also won the NSW Premier's Literary Award a record five times. Internationally she has been nominated for both the Hans Christian Andersen and Astrid Lindgren awards. She has a PhD in English literature and currently lives in Sydney. Ursula Dubosarsky is the Australian Children's Laureate for 2020-2021.

Andrew Joyner is a highly acclaimed picture book creator who has illustrated many of Ursula's picture book texts to great success. Together they have been shortlisted and won many awards, including CBCA awards and children's choice awards.

Category: Children's
ISBN: 9781760296827
Awards: Shortlisted Five to Eight Years, Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards 2020 AU; Longlisted Best Designed Children's Book, Australian Book Design Awards 2020 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: October 2019
Page Extent: 64
Format: Book
Age: 6 - 9
Subject: Picture storybooks

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