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You Must Be Joking

You Must Be Joking

by Mike Dumbleton and Greg Holfeld
Publication Date: 04/06/2007
Backyard superhero Jason and his faithful companion Yapper take on the task of rescuing the world's best soccer player from a gang of kidnappers on the other side of the world. Against all odds and with parental warnings ringing in their ears, boy and dog survive tornadoes, fires and swamps and return victorious.
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Mike Dumbleton

Mike Dumbleton is a writer and a Literacy Consultant with many educational and children’s books to his credit. In 2005 he received the Federal Minister’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Improving Literacy, which recognized his work both as an educator and a writer over an extended period of time.

Seven of Mike’s picture books have been selected as 'Notable Books' by the Children's Book Council of Australia and Passing On, was shortlisted for the 2002 Book of the Year Awards. Also, Muddled-up Farm was selected as ‘Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2003’ and as the ‘National Simultaneous Storytime book for 2004’. Mike’s young adult fiction title Watch Out for Jamie Joel was shortlisted in the 2004 Adelaide Festival Awards for Children’s Literature and his picture book Cat was selected as a CBCA Honour Book for 2008.

After nine years in New York, Mike has now returned to Adelaide to continue his writing and consulting work. His other interests include travel, ‘trying’ to keep fit, and watching most sports especially basketball, soccer and tennis.

Greg Holfeld

Greg Holfeld was born in Canada and moved to Adelaide in 1991 after several years of travelling and country-hopping. He has spent much of his career as an animator and cartoonist. In between directing and producing his own animated films, he works as a freelance animator with an Adelaide production house, and a book illustrator.

He has illustratedover 35 titles, including The Perfect Pet, Wolf's Sunday Dinner, You Must Be Joking, Captain Congo and the Crocodile King, Captain Congo and the Maharaja's Monkey and Captain Congo and the Klondike Gold.

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