Chris’s International Books

ottoSeveral of my titles have been republished overseas; a few of them have been translated into French and one into Chinese. Check out the covers and see if you can spot the differences compared to the Australian covers.

Check out Chris’s Australian Books

Roller-Coaster Ride

Cengage Learning Australia 2015 (for Arabic readers)

Yasmin likes to go fast, but when she is just about to ride the roller-coaster she wonders if she really does want a ride after all. But Dad is so excited, what else can she do?

Samantha Asri

Batty

Sundance Publishing U.S.A. (2012)

Batty, a stowaway bat, arrives in a box of chocolates from Mexico to attend Oliver's birthday party. At the party, Batty falls in love with Miss Finch, Oliver's grumpy neighbor. When Batty turns Miss Finch into a bat, Oliver returns them both to Mexico to get married.

Illustrated by Frank Kennedy

Karting Kel

Pan Asia Cultural (2009) Taiwan (For Chinese readers)

Kel likes her new home - she lives in a karting track and can practice all the time! Her only problem is Marc. Why is Marc so determined to beat her and how far will he go to win?

Karting Kel

Steck-Vaughn (2008)

Kel likes her new home – she lives near a karting track and can practise all the time! Her only problem is Marc. Why is Marc so determined to beat her and how far will he go to win?

Illustrated by Brenda Cantell

Runaway

Steck-Vaughn (2008)

Shane loves camping down by the beach. His family camps there every year but this year everything is going wrong and things are going missing.

Illustrated by Ritva Voutila

The Grand Street Theater Robbery

Rigby USA (2005)

Jed's new neighbour Larry is fun to hang out with. But when Jed and his sister Rosie hear strange sounds coming from the next door apartment, Jed thinks something very odd is going on. Could Larry be planning a robbery?

Illustrated by Warwick Bennett

Le petit-fils du serrurier

Cheneliére Éducation (2009)

Lei trouve un billet de 100 yuans et se met à rêver à tout ce qui'il pourrait s'acheter avec cet argent.

Illustrated by Cheryl Orsini

Brutus

Cheneliére Éducation (2009)

Nino est trés brave. Tout le monde le dit. Mais il a peur d'une chose…

Prisonnier!

Cheneliére Éducation (2009)

Un gros bruit résonne à l'extérieur. Puis, Luca entend le claquement d'une grille et le son d'un verrou. Luca n'arrive pas à le croire: il est prisonnier!

Le vol du Grand Théâtre

Cheneliére Éducation (2008)

Raoul, le nouveau voisin de Simon, est vraiment sympathique. Mais quand Simon et sa sœur Rosie entendent des bruits étranges dans l'appartement d'à côté, Simon a des soupçons . Pourquoi Raoul parle-t-il avec des accents bizarres et se déguise-t-il? Et s'il préparit un vol? Simon méne l'enquête.

Illustrated by Warwick Bennett

Drago

Cheneliére Éducation (2005)

Marco n'a pas toujours eu des problèmes avec les animaux. Pourtant, il y a un animal en particulier qui le pousse à bout… Il s'appelle Drago. Il est traître, il sent mauvais, et Marco sait qu'ils ne seront jamais amis…

Luc Lucas et le garçon mystérieux

Cheneliére Éducation (2005)

Luc Lucas rêve de devenier détective privé. Il ouvre l'œil, tend l'oreille et garde son calepin à portée de la main, au cas où quelque chose d'inhabituel attirerait son attention. Luc aurait pu ne pas remarquer le gar çon appuy é contre un mur, mais deux choses ont capté son attention: ill porte une casquette bleu électrique et ill agit très bizarrement…

Le grand cœr de Julien

Cheneliére Éducation (2005)

Julien sauve des chatons d'une noyade certaine, mais qu'en fera-t-i? Sa mère est allergique aux chats, et personne ne semble en vouloir. Il essaie de les cacher chez lui, mais sa mère commence à éterneur. Julien doit trouver des foyers pour les chatons, et vite!

A pour affreuse

Cheneliére Éducation (2008)

Sonia ne croyait pas qu'elles deviendraient de si bonnes amies. En fait, les choses avaient très mal commencé… Mais elles ont tellement de choses en commun et elles sont toutes les deux mordues du même groupe! Aussi, quand Sonia gagne des billets pour le concert des Brigands déchaînés, elle invite sa nouvelle amie à l'accompagner. Alice arrive pour la fin de semaine, et Sonia constate avec déception qu'elle est complètement différente de la fille qui lui ècrivait des courriels. Sonia n'est pas au bout de ses peines

Les montagnes russes

Cheneliére Éducation (2004)

Rose likes to go fast, but when she is just about to ride the roller-coaster she wonders if she really does want a ride after all. But Papa is so excited, what else can she do?

Dominic’s Collections

Harcourt Achieve Inc. (2006)

‘From now on, Dominic, no more collections. No more wrappers, spiders or tadpoles,' said Mum. ‘What if I find something that fits in with all the rules?' ‘Well… alright,' said Mum. ‘As long as it fits in with all the rules.'

A Problem in the Palace

Sundance Publishing (2003)

Princess Gorgonzola is tired of insults about the size of her nose. So she is overjoyed when Doctor Snozzarello, a famous plastic surgeon, comes to the palace. The Princess is sure that the doctor will be able to solve her problem. But can Snozzarello really help Princess Gorgonzola?

Tall Tales

Rigby (2001)

Philip is not very happy when he accidentally picks a girl for a penfriend. What can he write to a girl? She won't be interested in football or any of the things he likes. Besides Annalise is rich and famous and lives a really cool life. Philip decides to take his teacher's advice and write more interesting letters using his imagination. All goes well until one day Philip's teacher decides to bring the penfriends for a visit.

Dr. MacTavish’s Creature

Rigby (2001)

Alex's new neighbour is very strange. Soon after MacTavish moves in a mysterious crate is delivered. Then a strange howling begins in the night. Alex and his friend Brendan investigate and discover MacTavish has a creature trapped in his house. The problem is no one believes them. So the boys set out to get proof. But the creature isn't the only one to get caught.