Morris Gleitzman


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in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, The United Kingdom
January 09, 1953

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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.

Before realising that dream, he had a colourful career as paperboy, bottle-shop shelf-stacker, department store Santa Claus, frozen chicken defroster, fashion-design assistant and sugar-mill employee. In between he managed to gain a degree in Professional Writing at the Canberra College of Advanced Education. Later he became sole writer for three
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Once

4.23 avg rating — 16,765 ratings — published 2005 — 38 editions
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Then

4.39 avg rating — 8,475 ratings — published 2008 — 28 editions
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Now

4.05 avg rating — 5,862 ratings — published 2010 — 21 editions
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After

4.39 avg rating — 3,631 ratings — published 2011 — 18 editions
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Boy Overboard

3.75 avg rating — 2,650 ratings — published 2002 — 19 editions
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Two Weeks with the Queen

3.77 avg rating — 1,892 ratings — published 1991 — 27 editions
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Soon

4.37 avg rating — 1,642 ratings — published 2015 — 12 editions
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Toad Rage (Toad, #1)

3.56 avg rating — 1,236 ratings — published 2000 — 27 editions
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Girl Underground

3.65 avg rating — 1,143 ratings — published 2004 — 13 editions
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Grace

3.89 avg rating — 997 ratings — published 2009 — 16 editions
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“Everybody deserves to have something good in their life. At least once”
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“Don't sit back and wait for God to do it all. Ask for His advice, but be prepared to do the hard yards yourself.”
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