The Paul Jennings phenomenon began with the publication of Unreal! in 1985. Since then, kids all around the world have devoured his stories. Paul Jennings has written over one hundred stories and has been voted 'favourite author' by children in Australia over forty times. He has won every children's choice award in Australia. In 1995 Paul was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to children's literature, and in 2001 was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for services to children's literature.