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Uncanny! (Uncollected)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  869 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Stare, if you dare, into Paul Jennings wild world. Can your dog fly? Could a tatoo run away? Whats it like inside a dead whale? How could a remote control work on people? Nine stories that you would never dream of. From one of Australias most popular authors.
Audiobook, 3 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Bolinda Publishing (first published January 1st 1988)
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I am so excited to find so many books written by Paul Jennings! I went looking for more because my son enjoyed that other book we happened to come across. I read in the book sleeve that Jennings had written other books and I expected to find novels, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that all his other books are collections of short stories just like the first. In the book sleeve, Jennings is quoted as saying, “I try to put at least three of the following things in every short story: a surpr ...more
I remember reading this book when I was in 4th or 5th grade, and it totally stuck with me. However, I had the hardest time finding it again! You know how, as a kid, you have these sort of localized memories of places and things, and I could just never remember this title, and when I thought of it, it was NEVER the first book to pop up in any search (including this here lovely goodreads!). In any case, this is a strange, weird, at times creepy, and at times gross collection of short stories that ...more
One of my other favorites of the Paul Jennings "un-" books - this one containing the brilliant story of a funky remote control that controls *people*, among other delightful twisted tales...
This is a series of short stories all quirky in nature. Paul says about his work: I try to put at least three of the following things in every short story: a surprise ending, something yucky, weird happenings, a lot of laughs, spooky events. These are all stories that do one of these. From climbing inside a whale and blowing out its guts to Old Chompers (a ghost looking for false teeth), to sighing a UFD (Unidentified Flying….I let you read it to figure out the D). These stories are a lot of fun ...more
Great, great writer and his stories still work really well even after so many years. Jennings is also an active speaker at events and I was able to hear him last year talking about the importance of engaging boys in reading. These short stories are great for that and i remember them being great even when I was a kid. My husband loved them too which is saying something!
 Charlie - A Reading Machine
Quirky tales for Paul Jennings. These books got me through a few of my awkward years I tell you. Even kids in these stories is the underdog or the want you want to cheer for. There is often twists and turns in every story and he also has a way with coming up with a killer ending. For 7 to 13 year olds.
I used to read these short stories as a kid, and as an adult I still enjoy them. Magic, mystery and the underdog coming out on top, what a combination! Jennings's ideas are wonderfully creative and make for wonderful stories
Apr 01, 2014 Yasmin rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: inquizzative peopel
Like all the other -un books in the Paul Jennings series
it is very funny and packed with stories that would never happen in
real life
Sarah Colby
Love these books when I was a kid
Natalie Le
Another childhood favorite!
Fun; 9 strange stories, some a touch scarey or silly.
Good childhood memory. Couldn't remember any of the stories so read it again. Easy, light reading that, while predictable, is creative, charming and varied enough to keep it interesting. Worth reading once.
This book used to freak me out as a child, but for some reason, I've read these stories many times over. My favorite was "Greensleeves," but I have now pretty much forgotten what it was about...
* On the Bottom
* A Good Tip for Ghosts
* Frozen Stiff
* Cracking Up
* Greensleeves (the whale and the watch, oh yes!)
* Mousechap
* Spaghetti Pig-Out (fantastic)
* Know All
I remember reading this in about Year 3 or 4, but I can't for the life of me remember what the stories were about.. But I do remember enjoying it a lot.
Ben really, really enjoyed this one. He read out several passages in the car. And wanted another Paul Jennings book to read immediately.
Katrina King
pretty out of it stories in here that kept me reading longer than i thought i would.
I loved this book it was my kind of book with lots of little story's.
Some funny stories but i dont think this book is great.
Zac (Fellow Lord) Cooper
uncanny is probably the best of all of the UN series
I loved this book as a kid, and still have it!
Jess McCabe
I loved this whole series as a kid.
quite an imagination this guy has!
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Paul 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, Ka
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