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Gift of the Gab (Blabber Mouth #3)

3.34 of 5 stars 3.34  ·  rating details  ·  276 ratings  ·  11 reviews
I scribbled angrily in my notebook, ripped the page out and held it in front of his face. 'You killed my mother,' it said, 'and I've got the sausages to prove it.'

It starts off as a normal week for Rowena. A car full of stewed apples. A police cell. A desperate struggle to keep Dad off national TV. Then her world turns upside-down. And suddenly Ro's battling French policem
Paperback, 182 pages
Published April 30th 1999 by Puffin
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Carolyn Coote
This a very humorous book by well-known Australian novelist Morris Gleitzman. It is suitable for 10-14 year olds and focuses on the issues Rowena Batts is having with a local larrikin, her mother's death and her exuberant father. Due to a birth defect Rowena can't speak, however, this doesn't affect her having plenty to say. Her story begins in the local lock-up where she is being detained for filling up a local lout's car with rotten apples and turning the heating on full bore. Her quest to fin ...more
Diah Sukmawati
Salah satu buku anak paling bagus yang pernah saya baca :)
Namanya Rowena Batts, gadis yang jiwanya itu bebas banget. Dia itu pemberontak. Bukan pemberontak dengan konotasi negativf gimana ya, dia itu intinya independen dan pemberani. Contohnya dia itu masukin berkarung-karung apel ke mobil anak cowok jutawan di desanya karena si cowok gak menghargai pas ayahnya mengengang ibunya yang udah meninggal saat dia masi kecil. Terus pas apelnya udah dimasukin ke mobil cowok itu, dia nyalain alat pemanas
Harun Harahap
Buku ini lanjutan dari Blabber Mouth, di buku ini Rowena beserta Ayahnya yang sangat eksentrik berlibur ke Prancis guna menghindari masalah Sang Ayah di Australia. Disana, Rowena berusaha untuk mencari kebenaran tentang kematian Ibunya.

Ceritanya tetap konyol dan lucu. Tapi di beberapa bagian, kisahnya dapat membuat kita terharu dan bersedih. Sayang endingnya belum selesai. Sepertinya akan ada lanjutannya lagi!!
Dec 04, 2009 Speakercoret rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: buzenk
Recommended to Speakercoret by: Harun Harahap
hwaaaaaaaaa sedih beneeeeer...
padahal udah nahan2 jangan ampe airmata menetes dipipi *kayak lagu2nya dian pisesha yee* tapi akhirnya pada bab2 terakhir gak gagal dengan sukses... pas di angkot lgsg sibuk nyari2 tissue, n diliatin ma orang2 :))

sedih banget pas si ro jatuh di parit ketindihan martir, dan akhirnya tahu kenapa orang2 di prancis pada begitu perhatiannya ma dia... ternyata ************
Jun 15, 2012 Sofia rated it 4 of 5 stars
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This was way better than I thought it would be! It's just A bit childish for me. I guess the cover art put me off it at the start but over all a pretty good book :)
Due to a birth defect, Rowena can't speak but she has plenty to say in this sometimes funny tale of a girl learning about her family's past and dealing with the present.
Morris Gleitzman was so awesome at age eight, but he gets extremely annoying in a Bryce Courtenay-type way as you get older.
Greer Knight
Well it is a exciting book that make you jump off your seat when you read it.
it has a good story line. and well written.
This book was not anything like I expected.
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Morris began his writing career as a screenwriter, and wrote his first children's novel in 1985. His brilliantly comic style has endeared him to children and adults alike, and he is now one of Australia's most successful authors, both internationally and at home. He was born in England in 1953 and emigrated to Australia in 1969 so he could escape from school and become a Very Famous Writer.

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