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Description - Norman and Brenda by Colin Thompson

Some people face the world with confidence. They are popular, charismatic, incredibly successful and beautiful. They achieve things by sheer determination, talent and cosmetic surgery. They have big houses, big cars and big hair. You know their gorgeous children will become even richer and more famous than they are simply by breathing and tying their own shoelaces. Norman and Brenda are nothing like them. Norman feels like everyone else is out living their life, but his hasn t arrived yet. Brenda feels as if life is going on in the next room but when she goes into the next room, it moves out into the garden. Their destinies are inextricably intertwined

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780734409560
ISBN-10: 0734409567
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 253mm x 10mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Lothian Children's Books
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Publish Date: 24-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Colin Thompson

About the author Colin Thompson was born in London in 1942 and has worked as a printer, graphic designer, Hebridean weaver, stage manager, potter and film maker. He began writing and illustrating in 1991, moving to Australia in 1995. Since then he has had over forty books published which have won awards around the world. His earlier Lothian picture books are Gilbert, Gilbert Goes Outside, The Great Montefiasco (a CBCA Notable Book in 2005) and The Short but Incredibly Happy Life of Riley. He now lives in Bellingen, New South Wales. About the illustrator Colin s exotic female alter ego, Amy Lissiat, was born in France in 1920 and worked as an artist s model, poet s muse and international imagination consultant. She was the youngest member of the French underwater ballet team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, a calling she took up again at the 1972 Munich Olympics. In 1955, on her way to Tristan da Cunha by hot air balloon, she made a forced landing in Australia. She has lived here ever since, although for the first fifteen years she thought she was in Patagonia.

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