Wearing his 'Sonic the Hedgehog' pyjamas, Sam Kellow sleepwalks out of the hotel room in Toronto where he is staying with his parents . . . and wakes to find the door locked behind him. Exploring the hotel hallway, Sam meets Nasty Muriel, Droopy George and their chickenpox-covered son, Wilfred, who kidnap him and force him to enter a competition.
Sam has the opportunity to win the Big Bazoohley - the big jackpot - and save his family's finances, but nothing is ever as simple as it seems and what follows is a hilarious romp that will make you laugh out loud.
PETER CAREY is the multi-award-winning author of eight novels, plus two highly acclaimed collections of short stories and a memoir, WRONG ABOUT JAPAN. His books have won or been short-listed for every major literary award in Australia. He has won the Booker Prize twice - in 2001 for TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG and in 1988 for OSCAR AND LUCINDA. In 1998 he won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for JACK MAGGS, and again in 2001 for TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG. Born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Peter Carey now lives in New York.
STEPHEN MICHAEL KING left school to pursue a career in nothing much. Trying to emulate Vincent Van Gogh, he twice dropped out of art school, eventually finding a job that suited him as a childrens library assistant. After three years hanging out in the mind of a child, he moved into the serious world of the Walt Disney Sydney studios, before having his first book published - a how to draw cartoon animals book. His first picture book, THE MAN WHO LOVED BOXES, was the winner of the inaugural Family Award and was selected for Pick of the List (US). He has been shortlisted several times for a Childrens Book Council Book of the Year Award and won both the 2002 YABBA and KOALA childrens choice awards for POCKET DOGS.
The Big Bazoohley
Random House Australia
Author: Carey & King
ISBN: 1741662079 / 9781741662078