Rowena Batts has never been able to speak and now there's a suggestion that this is due to her mother's exposure to harmful chemicals whilst pregnant. Rowena and her dad go to France where she discovers that her mum died in a road accident.
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Morris Gleitzman’s brilliant comic style has endeared him to adults and children alike. Morris was born in 1953 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, and immigrated to Australia when he was sixteen. He has worked in a variety of jobs including TV producer, newspaper columnist, and screenwriter. Then he had a wonderful experience. He wrote a novel for young people. Now he’s a wonderful children’s author.From AudioFile:
Mary-Ann Fahey, an Australian comedy writer/performer, has found the perfect expressive vehicle in the character of Rowena Batts, lead character in the third in a series by one of Australia's master humor writers. Rowena was born "with some bits missing from my throat." Nonetheless, she has a strong personality, which she expresses in emotive sign language, and a tendency to get herself into trouble. Naïvely taking matters into her own hands, she fills a bully's car with rotting apples and, later, plots to discover the person who killed her mother in an accident in France. Fahey's spirited performance captures Rowena's full-blown temper and passionate insights. Fahey reads with a sense of timing that brings the story's humor to fruition. S.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description 1999-04-30., 1999. Book Condition: New. Puffin Books. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 192pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1743670
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