How to Sell Toothpaste

Author(s): Leonie Thorpe

NZ Senior Fiction

Dom has left school and is about to launch into the real world. All his friends have their futures mapped out, but Dom is distinctly lukewarm about the prospect of doing a degree in science. Before he has to commit, however, there is the holiday job painting his dad’s offices. Dad is an award-winning creative in an ad firm, with possibly his greater success being his ability to look younger - and way, way cooler - than his 17-year-old son. Annoyed that his dad has beaten him to the stud earring, the Māori-design bicep tatt, and the wardrobe, Dom decides to take on his dad on his own turf - an ad campaign. How hard can it be? It’s only selling crap to losers, after all. How hard can it be? Try getting creative over toothpaste!

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‘One of the charms of this series is Archie’s
resigned acceptance of his overpoweringly
mean-minded mother. The Archie stories are great
fun for reading aloud and a powerful incentive for
young male readers to experience the joys of
books.’ Trevor Agnew, Magpies

‘This is children’s fiction that is well worth reading,
touching on themes of perseverance, community
spirit and friendship.’ The Southland Times

Leonie Thorpe wrote the critically acclaimed SHEEP ON THE FOURTH FLOOR and lives in Christchurch. In her parallel life she is a scientist with a special interest in
parasitology. Leonie can also be found lurking around school fairs, garage sales and junk shops, or pottering about the garden.

General Fields

  • : 9781869509422
  • : HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
  • : HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
  • : May 2012
  • : 210x145mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 272
  • : Leonie Thorpe