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Arno the Garbo

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Arno lives in the middle of his parents' junkyard and tends to smell a bit. He's a loner who consoles himself with making clever inventions out of junk, hoping that an especially brilliant one will make him popular at last.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Lothian Books
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Louise (A Strong Belief in Wicker)
Part of my quest to read all of Gary Crew's books. This one won't be one of my enduring favourites. Arno is a boy who lives in a house right in the middle of his parent's junk yard. And so he gets teased at school because he tends to smell. He gets called names, Arno the Garbo being one of them, and is a bit of a loner. He is of course, imaginative and clever as he has to make his own fun. Arno comes up with a solution to his problems from the material he has on hand. Though I have to say that ...more
Sep 26, 2008 Eric rated it liked it
It is a boy that smells because he lives in a junkyard, he has no friends so he made a mechanical boy that looks like himto get good grades. The mechanical boy was to smart everyone hates him. So Arno and hi mecanical boy went to town to tell the truth and Arno got friends. But his mecanical boy became Arno's servent.
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Dr Gary Crew, author of novels, short stories and picture books for older children and young adults began his writing career in 1985, when he was a high school teacher. His books are challenging and intriguing, often based on non-fiction. As well as writing fiction, Gary is a Associate Professor in Creative Writing, Children's and Adult Literature, at the University of the Sunshine Coast, ...more
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