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In My Father's Room

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On the advent of her 10th birthday, the young narrator explains her father's habit of taking up unusual hobbies and discovers his secretive new project. Will she find out what it is, and does it have anything to do with her birthday?
Published 2000 by Hodder Children's Book
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Much of this story is told through the illustrations. I really enjoyed comparing each illustration with earlier ones to see what had changed and to improve my understanding of the situation. For me, a very satisfying read.
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I'm not sure what to make of this book.

It examines the grand tradition of the bloke's shed (in this case a room downstairs) and the influence of this on the kids.

Too Good dispairs that her dad is always too busy to read to her - he is always tinkering with his latest project down in his room. He always seems to be moving onto the next project before the previous one is finished.

Then Too Good discovers Dad's latest project is writing a book for her tenth birthday. Will he finish it? Will he read
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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, Queensla ...more
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