LATEST NEWS

♦    scan0127 scan0126HEBREW Eds of DCM Ishmael & Just a Dog (OCT 2013)

♦ Eric Vale Off The Rails released in Australia &NZ (Aug 2013)

♦ Eric Vale Super Male released in Australia & NZ (April 2013)

♦ Eric Vale Epic Fail released in Australia & NZ (Nov 2012)

Ishmael and the Hoops of Steel shortlisted for CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers. (April 2012)

♦ UK Edition of Don’t Call Me Ishmael released Feb 2012 followed by Ishmael and the Return of the Dugongs and Ishmael and The Hoops of Steel.

♦ An Italian School edition of Don’t Call Me Ishmael (Non Chiamatemi Ismaele) published. (Oct 2011)

♦ Ishmael and the Hoops of Steel shortlisted for the Children’s Peace Literature Awards 2011 (Oct 2011)

♦ Just a Dog released in NORWAY as Bare en Hund.

♦ Don’t Call Me Ishmael! released in FRANCE as Appelez-moi Ismael: les Rebelles de Saint-Daniel

♦ September 6th: Just a Dog wins QLD PREMIER’S AWARD in the Children’s category.

Just a Dog awarded HONOUR BOOK in Younger Readers Category of the 2011 CBCA

♦ April 12: Just A Dog shortlisted for the 2011 CBCA Book of the Year in the Younger Readers category.

♦ The Australian Theatre for Young People in association with Riverside Theatre Sydney will be presenting a stage adaptation of Ishmael and the Return of the Dugongs from 17-21 May 2011. See here for details.

6 Responses to LATEST NEWS

  1. Donna Higginson says:

    The Year 4/5 children of Burdekin Christian College loved your book “Just A Dog.” It was read, along with many of the other short listed books, but it was a stand out to them.

    • mgbauer says:

      Hi Donna
      Thank you so much for taking the time to pass that on. I’m so glad the students liked it. I enjoyed writing that novel and a number of Mr Mosely’s stories were based on things that happened to dogs my family owned when I was a boy.
      Say hello to the 4s and 5s for me!
      Cheers
      Michael

  2. Donna Higginson says:

    Hi again from the Year 4/5 at the Burdekin Christian College Michael!

    The Year 4/5 had their library lesson today, but only the Year 4’s were at school, as the second half of the class were on an excursion off campus. I showed the Year 4’s your response, along with your Michael Gerard Bauer (Author) youtube clip. They have some personalised responses to “Just A Dog,” to share:

    To me the funniest part was…..

    “When Amelia dressed Mr Mosely up and rode him like a horse.” Jake
    “When Mr Mosely tore up the Pink Panther that was filled with styrofoam balls!” Bree
    “When Amelia drew on Mr Mosely with permanent markers.” Westley and Eliza

  3. mgbauer says:

    Thanks so much for sharing those responses. I loved reading them! I didn’t post all of them because some contained ‘spoilers’.
    Hi again to all the 4s and 5s at Burdekin Christian College. Keep reading!
    Cheers
    Michael
    ps Bree – my family used to have a big Pink Panther just like the one in the story but luckily none of our dogs tore it up!

  4. Lindell says:

    Hi.
    I home school two sons with developmental problems and a form of ‘dyslexia’ – they’re 11 and soon to be 10. My younger son Greg just finished ‘Epic Fail’ given to us last Christmas by an ex-teacher friend. He says he loved it! It took us a long time to get through, things being the way they are with four kids and all our issues, but he’s really looking forward to ‘Eric Vale, Super Male’ now. I was wondering if there is yet a third installment in the series? Is it called “Off The Rails’?
    Anyway, I just wanted to thank you. I really appreciate the way way your writing and your son’s illustrations have brought some passion back into my son’s reading habits. Thank your son too. Greg is a prolific artist himself. He’d so love to write his own books. His ideas are great but he has limited avenues to express them properly at the moment as his written communication needs a lot of work. I’m hoping the enjoyment he gets from your writing will help him along.
    All the best.

    • mgbauer says:

      Hi Lindell
      Thank you so much for writing. It is such a lovely thing to hear that the books have worked so well for your son. Yes the third book is out and called Off The Rails – all about aliens! (maybe). I’ve forwarded your message on to Joe. I know he will be as thrilled as I was to read it.
      Please say Hi to Greg from us.
      Cheers
      Michael

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