Morris Gleitzman (born January 9, 1953) is an Australian writer. He is one of Australia's most successful writers. Morris Gleitzman has also gained recognition for sparking an interest in politically-controversial children's books. Some fun and politically-controversial books include Two Weeks with the Queen, Second Childhood, Other Facts of Life, Misery Guts, Blabber Mouth, Worry Warts, Puppy Fat, Belly Flop, Water Wings, Toad Rage, Toad Heaven, Toad Away, Boy Overboard, Sticky Beak, Gift of the Gab, Adult's Only, Bumface, Teacher's Pet, Girl Underground, Worm Story, Once, Aristotle's Nostril, Doubting Thomas and Give Peas A Chance and Other Funny Stories. He has collaborated on children's series with another Australian children's author, Paul Jennings. Gleitzman has also published three collections of his newspaper columns for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald into books for an adult readership. He used to write for the popular Norman Gunston Show in the 1970s.
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