John Summons

Biography

JOHN SUMMONS has been writing stories and plays for adults and children for over thirty years. His children’s novels include Adventure at Whaler’s Bay, My Dad the Duck and The Shadow Boy. As a playwright he has had plays produced by a number of Sydney's leading theatres and was playwright-in-residence at Sydney's Ensemble Theatre. He has been a high school teacher of English, ESL, history and drama and a lecturer in a course for playwrights at Sydney's Institute of Technology. His publishers include Cambridge University Press (UK), The Dramatic Publishing Company (USA) and Currency Press (Australia). He also has an interest in e-learning and software development. In 2000 he authored and programmed an interactive CD "Teacher's P.E.T." for the Australian Commonwealth and New South Wales governments to help students with literacy problems.

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Books

Rats!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,280. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Gasp, eek, shock and horror! Warning – dramatic rats at large! See, as Daddy Rat, Mummy Rat and Sonny Rat have their very agreeable lives upset by Rebel Rat, Mauler the Cat and the sinister new Science Teacher. Set in a rat’s cage in a school science laboratory “Rats!” is a satirical look at male chauvinism as revealed through the situation of a family of rats.
The Shadow Boy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,470. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Is the glass half empty or half full? For Billy it is always half empty. He is sad, but he doesn’t know why. Except it’s to do with shadows, especially his own. But this day is different. This day Billy is about to learn the secret of his shadow and have some funny adventures along the way. Join Billy as he takes us on his comical and moving journey from pessimism to optimism.
My Dad the Duck
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,380. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When red-haired Zoe and her workaholic Dad arrived at the old, run-down house her father had recently purchased to renovate, little did they know the person they would cross or the strange, magical and humorous adventure they were about to have. Life's bound to get a little weird when your DAD becomes a DUCK. "My Dad the Duck" is an easy to read, amusing, engaging, entertaining children's story.

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