That Dolphin Thing

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Penguin Group Australia, Sep 3, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 204 pages
This was my first mother-hug since I wore shorts and sandals. My shoulder was wet, my mum was sobbing and my brain was in terminal panic! This whole dolphin thing was meant to be a joke, for crying out loud! Now it was a nightmare of biblical proportions.

That Dolphin Thing is the hilarious story of one boy's navigation through the treacherous waters of adolescence. Will he make it? Or will he sink under the weight of his Professor-of-Jokes mother's illness, a girl called Killer, his neurotic siblings, and a very big fear of the sea?

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About the author (2001)

Ian Bone is the author of over twenty-five books, which have been commended and shortlisted in numerous awards, including the NSW Premier's Award, the Ned Kelly Awards for crime fiction (twice) and the Family Awards for Children's Literature. He has nine titles that have been included in the Notable Books list by the Children's Book Council of Australia, including Sleep Rough Tonight, published in 2004. His novel The Song of an Innocent Bystanderwas shortlisted for the South Australian Festival Awards for Literature, the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards, was nominated for inclusion on the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults list, and is being adapted by a major Australian film director into a feature film. Love Cuts, Ian's most recent novel, was published in 2006..

Ian's work is published in the United Kingdom, the USA, Germany and Korea. A graduate of the Australian Film and Television School, he has made many award-winning TV programs, and creates online educational programs and e-learning for tertiary students in his spare time! He is married with three children, and lives in Adelaide..

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