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Unbearable! (Uncollected)
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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. Child/YA short story: a boy's fingernails start falling off and more growing. [s]

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message 1: by Hope (last edited Jul 26, 2018 06:44PM) (new)

Hope (hopewnz) | 2 comments I read it in 1999 or 2001

I think he found his nails were falling off then growing back, then he grew them all over his body.


He discovers at the end that his mum is a mermaid.

message 2: by Cat (last edited Jul 26, 2018 08:42PM) (new)

Cat  | 132 comments I believe this is a Paul Jennings story called 'Nails' from the short story collection Unbearable! Unbearable! (Uncollected) by Paul Jennings .
Was also made into an episode of the TV series Round the Twist.

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A boy gets stranded on an island with his father. But he has three other problems: one, he has never seen his mother; two, he is forced to watch his father die; and three, he has nails growing all over him. Was later adapted as an episode of Round The Twist.

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Hope (hopewnz) | 2 comments Paul Jennings! Awesome, thank you!

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