Bumface

CD - unabridged
Audio (3 discs)
Product Number: BN2777
Released: Dec 17, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781743142387
Narrator/s: Morris Gleitzman
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
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Description

With characteristic wit, Morris Gleitzman reads this unpredictable, hilarious and finally moving story about kids trying to make sense of an adult world. Morris Gleitzman's brilliant comic style has endeared him to adults and children alike and made him one of Australia's favourite authors. Bumface! That's who Angus wants to be. He dreams of being bold, brave, wild and free. Like the pirate in the stories he tells his younger brother and sister. Instead Angus is just plain tired from changing nappies and wiping food off walls. His mum calls him Mr Dependable, but Angus can barely cope. Another baby would be a disaster. So Angus comes up with a bold and brave plan to stop her getting pregnant. That's when he meets Rindi. And Angus thought he had a problem. Praise for Morris Gleitzman's narration:"Morris Gleitzman is a talented reader who has a twinkle in his voice." - AudioFile Magazine (Toad Away) "Morris Gleitzman is a natural as he reads his own story of Ginger" - AudioFile (Teacher's Pet) "Morris Gleitzman is an enthusiastic storyteller whose voice radiates a kindness that will attract young listeners." - AudioFile (Toad Rage)

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Author(s): Morris Gleitzman

Professional reviews

"Poor Angus is not only stuck with an unpleasant nickname, Bumface, he's also saddled with a younger brother and sister as his celebrity mother becomes even more busy. Also, his father is totally helpless. Author Gleitzman narrates with wit, but he also illuminates the unfairness of the burden placed on Angus. The vocally talented Gleitzman skillfully presents whispered conversations and rants like a perfect bully. Eventually Angus takes drastic action to remind everyone he's just a kid. Along the way, kindhearted Angus helps his Indian school friend escape an arranged marriage. Gleitzman handles the accents, age groups (including babies), and multiple story lines like the pro he is. S.G.B. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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