You're History, Mate!
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You're History, Mate! by Paul Stafford
Book DescriptionAmong all the legendary bushrangers, stoic explorers, genius inventors and upstanding politicians in Australian history, surely there must be some losers in the pack? There are, and You're History, Mate! has found them all! There's the explorer who claimed to have found an enormous reef of gold, then lost it again (and lost himself in the process); the men who sold their shares in BHP just days before the mineral discovery that made it the richest mining company in history; the ugliest, least successful and unluckiest colonial bushranger you could ever hope to find; and the politician who drank a glass of herbicide to prove it wasn't poisonous! There are plenty of sneaky facts among the stories, but kids will be laughing so hard they won't care that they're learning Australian history along the way. History as it should be taught!
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781741662764
(210mm x 155mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Random House Australia
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Paul Stafford
Feral Peril, Paperback (April 2006)
It's the annual handball competition at Horror High. The court is marked out in fresh blood and powdered teeth, and every student with their brain sewn in the right way is furiously perfecting their most devious death-plays. Tony Bones-Jones is the molten hot favourite, but an unidentified masked assailant has come roaring up through the ranks.
Great Brain Robbery, Paperback (February 2006)
Horror High - don't go there ...When zombie zilch-brain, Mick Living-Dead, makes an IQ-based bet, he couldn't have picked a worse opponent. Mick has no chance in Hell of winning a trivia contest against Mr Noel, Horror High's universally hated science teacher. He must resort to the only honourable option left - cheating.
Interghouls Cricket Cup, Paperback (December 2005)» View all books by Paul Stafford
When Principal Skullwater bets on the Interghouls' Cricket Cup, the pressure is on the werewolf cricket team. Their team are rubbish, their opponents are pros, and if they lose the match they're expelled from school. Desperate, team captain Jason-Jock Werewolf trawls through his 'magic' book.
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Author Biography - Paul Stafford
Paul Stafford is a literacy consultant in primary and secondary schools throughout Australia, specialising in reluctant male readers. One of his literacy projects for boys, 'The Dead Bones Society', won a NSW Local Government Cultural Award in 2007. Paul has written thirteen fiction books, distributed throughout Australasia. He has published four titles in the Horror High series with Random House Australia, and You're History, Mate!, about the dingbats, dills and disasters in Australia's history. Shane Nagle has illustrated more than forty books for authors like Richard Tulloch, Mike Dumbleton, Nigel Gray, Meme McDonald, and Katharine Scholes. He has also written four of his own. Shane's drawings have been commissioned by Time, Rolling Stone, BRW and New Scientist magazines, and he has exhibited work in Italy. More recently Shane began a second career as an actor, and enjoys living in Byron Bay with his daughter.
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