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The Resource Natural born loser, Oliver Phommavanh

Natural born loser, Oliver Phommavanh

Label
Natural born loser
Title
Natural born loser
Statement of responsibility
Oliver Phommavanh
Title variation
Natural born leader loser
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Barryjong Primary School is a joke. The teachers have lost their will to teach, the buildings are old and tired and prefects are the stuff of legends from when the school used to be cool. Raymond Bulanghagui is resigned to it all and has become good at fading into the background, a natural born follower, happy to play soccer (badly) in the shadow of his best mate and hotshot player, Zain. Then a new principal arrives to shake things up. When he invites anyone in Year Six to 'audition' to be prefects, Zain practically kicks down his door, itching to be school captain. Raymond gets dragged along and somehow ends up in the principal's final choice of prefects, alongside Zain and two other nobodies. Does Raymond have it in him to be a leader? Will he and the other prefects actually survive their first week? And when Zain makes a crazy promise to get air con for the classrooms, will they find the money to do it?
Summary
Barryjong Primary School is a joke. The teachers have lost their will to teach, the buildings are old and tired with not even a whiff of air conditioning in any classroom, and prefects are the stuff of legends from when the school used to be cool. Raymond Bulanghagui is resigned to it all after nearly six years at Barryjong and has become good at fading into the background, a natural born follower, happy to play soccer (badly) in the shadow of his best mate and hotshot player, Zain. Then a new principal arrives to shake things up. When he invites anyone in Year Six to 'audition' to be prefects, Zain practically kicks down his door, itching to be school captain. Raymond gets dragged along and somehow ends up in the principals' final choice of prefects, alongside Zain and two other nobodies. Does Raymond have it in him to be a leader? Will he and the other prefects actually survive their first week on the beat at Barryjong? And when Zain makes a crazy promise to get air con for the classrooms, will they ever be able to save themsleves and the school by finding the money to do it?
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10680147
Cataloging source
AUGEN
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1983-
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Phommavanh, Oliver
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • School principals
  • Middle school students
  • Leadership
  • Self-confidence in children
  • Primary schools
  • Schools
  • School students
  • Bullying
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Natural born loser, Oliver Phommavanh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
In the title, the word "leader" is crossed out
Carrier category
  • volume
  • unmediated
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • n
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdamedia
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062980848
Dimensions
20cm.
Extent
195 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780143505730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1040270947
Label
Natural born loser, Oliver Phommavanh
Publication
Copyright
Note
In the title, the word "leader" is crossed out
Carrier category
  • volume
  • unmediated
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • n
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdamedia
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062980848
Dimensions
20cm.
Extent
195 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780143505730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1040270947

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