Morris Gleitzman Blabber Mouth

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Blabber Mouth

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Rowena Batts is 11 and she lives with her dad in an orchard. Yet she's no country bumpkin. She's smart and quite good-looking. In her new school she just wants to make a friend. But what would you do if you had a dad who's a country and western fanatic who keeps bursting into song?

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The wonderful Morris Gleitzman does it again! There's Two Weeks with the Queen, Misery Guts, Worry Warts and Puppy Fat. Faced with some of life's most challenging problems (life-threatening illness, quarrelling and divorcing parents), Gleitzman's child heroes and heroines always manage to use their wit and humour, their intelligence and their love to find a way. It's hard to say which of the stories is the most hilarious and the most moving. They are all fantastically entertaining.

With Blabber Mouth (and Sticky Beak, its sequel) we get to know the wonderfully resourceful Rowena Batts and her totally outrageous, singing, apple-farming, satin-shirted Dad. Not being able to talk has its problems for Ro'--mostly because of other people's reactions to her--but just now her hardest problem is how to stop her irrepressible Dad from misbehaving. Find out how Ro' gets her feelings across, loud and clear, in this brilliantly funny, heart-warming story. (Ages 9 and over) --Tamsin Palmer

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"Rowena wants her new classmates to see that she isn't different from them, but her muteness, sign language, and volcanic temper keep her at a distance. Her adoring, but wacky and often wildly inappropriate, father keeps Rowena constantly embarrassed. Despite the grief of losing both her mother and best friend, Rowena is remarkably well adjusted as she tries to make friends and keep her loving father in check. Mary-Anne Fahey does a stellar job portraying the emotions and communications of this smart, good-hearted girl. She speaks clearly enough that her Australian accent adds flavour, not difficulty. Unique characters and an intriguing story make Blabber Mouth a success." (AudioFile Magazine)

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