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Penguin Random House Australia, May 25, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 228 pages
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Mama tells me I'm gifted and talented. But I know the truth. I'm just a nerd.
Kids call me Con-nerd- half Connor and all nerd.
I'm supposed to become a doctor but i have this deep, dark secret: I want to be a cartoonist.
And all of a sudden my mega-cool comics are getting noticed at school -I might even get into a special art class . That would sure impress this girl I'm keen on . . . and it might just be my chance to show the world my true destiny.
But I'm not sureMama will see it quite that way . . .
Full of the signature laugh-out-loud humour seen in his fabulously funny Thai-riffic!, OLIVER PHOMMAVANHhas produced yet another totally engaging and hilarious story about finding your own special talents and having the confidence to use them.

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Connor, aka Con-nerd to everyone at school, is living a lie. As far as his mother is concerned he is going to be a doctor when he grows up, and bring honour to his family. So, while studying hard ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Oliver is a young Thai-Australian writer for children. He has featured on panels at the Sydney Writers' Festival among many other appearances at festivals and writing events as well as in blogs. He has worked as a primary school teacher and now spends his time writing and sharing his writing passion with kids and engaging them with humour. He's also a stand-up comedian and has appeared on national TV and radio as well as a number of well-known comedy venues such as the Comedy Store in Sydney. His first book, Thai-riffic!, was published to critical acclaim, followed by Con-nerd, Punchlines, Thai-no-mite, Ethan in the Stuff Happens series in 2015, The Other Christy and, most recently, Super Con-nerd.

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