Andy Griffiths (author)

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Andy Griffiths
Andy Griffiths 2019 Texas Book Festival.jpg
Griffiths at the 2019 Texas Book Festival
BornAndrew Noel Griffiths
(1961-09-03) 3 September 1961 (age 60)
somewhere in America, Victoria, Australia
OccupationAuthor
GenreHumour, children’s fiction
SpouseJill Griffiths
Website
www.andygriffiths.com.au

Andrew Noel Griffiths (born 3 September 1961) is an Australian children's book author and comedy writer. He is most notable for his Just! series, which was adapted into an animated television series called What's with Andy? , his novel The Day My Bum Went Psycho , which was also adapted into a television series, [1] and the Treehouse series, which has been adapted into several stage plays. [2] [3] Previously a vocalist with alternative rock bands Gothic Farmyard [4] and Ivory Coast, [5] in 1992 he turned to writing. He is well known for working with Terry Denton. [6] Griffiths is noted as a supporter of children against what he views as "cotton wool" childhoods, [6] and, along with Denton, was a noted supporter of the September 2019 climate strikes. [7]

Contents

Bibliography

Short story collections

"Just!" series

Bad book series

Novels

"Treehouse" series

  • The 13-Storey Treehouse (1 Sep 2011 [8] )
  • The 26-Storey Treehouse (1 Sep 2012 [9] )
  • The 39-Storey Treehouse (1 Sep 2013 [10] )
  • The 52-Storey Treehouse (1 Sep 2014 [11] )
  • The 65-Storey Treehouse (12 Aug 2015 [12] )
  • The 78-Storey Treehouse (9 Aug 2016 [13] )
  • The 91-Storey Treehouse (8 Aug 2017 [14] )
  • The 104-Storey Treehouse (10 Jul 2018 [15] )
  • The 117-Storey Treehouse (23 Jul 2019 [16] )
  • The 130-Storey Treehouse (20 Oct 2020 [17] )

"Treehouse" spin-offs

  • The Treehouse Fun Book (activity book) (22 Mar 2016 [18] )
  • The Treehouse Fun Book 2 (activity book) (28 Mar 2017 [19] )
  • The Treehouse Fun Book 3 (activity book) (27 Mar 2018 [20] )
  • Terry's Dumb Dot Story: A Treehouse Tale (World Book Day (UK and Ireland) 2018 special) (27 Feb 2018)
  • The Treehouse Joke Book (24 Sep 2019 [21] )

"Bum" series

"A&T's World of Stupidity" series

"Schooling Around" series

Picture books

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  2. Croll, Vanessa (29 July 2020). "Coles announces world-first Little Treehouse collectables". The Australian. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  3. Woodhead, Cameron (29 July 2020). "Rollicking slapstick as reluctant babysitters face sharks, whirlpool". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
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  7. Fitzsimmons, Caitlin (18 September 2019). "Bestselling Treehouse authors back students striking for climate action". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
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