What About Thao?

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Author
Oliver Phommavanh
Publisher
Penguin
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
02 August, 2022
ISBN
9781760897161

What About Thao?

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Synopsis

Recommended for ages 10+.

From the author of the bestselling Thai-riffic, Con-nerd and The Other Christy comes a funny and heartfelt novel for 10+ about a city kid in a small country town who's enjoying being the new kid at his tiny two-teacher school – until Kadir arrives and things get interesting!

In his signature style, Oliver creates a fabulously diverse and heartfelt duo in Thao and Kadir and their sometimes hilarious and sometimes heart-wrenching dilemmas of culture and belonging in a remote rural community. Throw in some slam poetry and it might just end in a lifelong friendship and a whole lot more understanding.

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Culture and Belonging: Read an Extract from What About Thao? by Oliver Phommavanh

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2 August 2022

Culture and Belonging: Read an Extract from What About Thao? by Oliver Phommavanh

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About the author

Oliver Phommavanh

Oliver is a young Thai-Australian writer for children. He has featured on panels at the Sydney Writers' Festival among many other appearances at festival and writing event 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. He is the author of books such as Thai-riffic!, Con-nerd and Natural Born Loser.  

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