A nail-biting - no, make that toe-biting - thrill ride through one boy's life.
Tristan Bancks (Author) Tristan Bancks tells stories for the page and screen. His books for kids and teens include Two Wolves, The Fall, Detention and the Tom Weekly series. Two Wolves won Honour Book in the 2015 CBCA Book of the Year Awards and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards. The Fall was a CBCA Notable Book and shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Tristan's books have also been recognised in multiple children's choice awards. Tristan is a writer-ambassador for literacy charity Room to Read. He is currently working with producers to develop several of his books for the screen. He's excited by the future of storytelling and inspiring others to create. You can find out more about Tristan's books, play games, watch videos, chat to the author and help him try to change the world at www.tristanbancks.com. Gus Gordon (Illustrator) Gus Gordon is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and author. He has illustrated and written over 80 books for children. His illustrations are known for their loose and energetic line work, mixed media and humour. His writing is always anthropomorphic. He attributes this to his love of Kenneth Grahame's Wind in The Willows. Gus's first picture book, Wendy, was a Notable Book in the 2010 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Awards. His second picture book, Herman and Rosie, now published in twelve countries, has been internationally acclaimed and awarded. Somewhere Else was published by Penguin Random House Australia in 2016.
"A sort of Aussie tall-tale version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. . . .
A good choice for kids drawn to the upside down and out-and-out
disgusting, and they will also learn a bit about Australian culture
along the way." --Booklist on My Life & Other Stuff I
"A laugh-out-loud look at a boy's imagination with all of the bravado and cringe-worthy moments that readers might expect. . . . a good choice for reluctant readers. . . . another pick for readers looking for Diary of a Wimpy Kid read-alikes." --School Library Journal on My Life & Other Stuff I Made Up