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Albert (Lengy) Lengviriyakul, is fed up with being Thai. His parents own a Thai restaurant with the cheesy name of Thai-riffic! and Lengy is sick of being his father's curry guinea pig, longing to just eat pizza! At school he is a bit of a troublemaker, going to any lengths to hide his background. But when his best friend decides to become Thai for a day for a school project, Lengy stubbornly comes to the realisation that there may just be some pretty cool things about his culture.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 131 x 198 x 11mm | 175g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • 0143304852
  • 9780143304852
  • 100,947

About 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. His first book, Thai-riffic!, was published in June 2010 to critical acclaim, followed by Con-nerd in 2011, Punchlines and Thai-no-mite in 2012, and Ethan in the Stuff Happens series in 2015. Visit Oliver at his website- http-//
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Rating details

183 ratings
3.62 out of 5 stars
5 25% (45)
4 32% (59)
3 31% (57)
2 5% (10)
1 7% (12)

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Targets adolescents but still works at an adult level, story of Australian born teenager with a Thai background. The author is also a stand up commedian of note, so book is hilarious, with the odd poignant moments. Really gives insight into the experience of kids who feel they belong to the country they are born in, rather than their parents culture. Highly recommend to anyone, particularly if you are an English Teacher or Librarianshow more
by Anne Barnett
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