THE BUGALUGS BUM THIEF book cover   The Bugalugs Bum Thief
Tim Winton

Cover illustration by Carol Pelham-Thorman

Dustjacket synopsis:
"Skeeta Anderson wakes up one summer morning to find that part of him is gone, something he thought he'd never miss - his bum. He discovers that almost every single backside in the town of Bugalugs has been stolen - and 496 bums is a lot of bums to go missing without a trace. It's up to Skeeta to catch the thief. And the embarrassed peope of Bugalugs find it hard to own up...

"A wonderfully silly story for kids from one of Australia's best writers."

First Paragraph

Skeeta Anderson woke up one summer morning to find that his bum was gone.

He lay back on his bed and tried not to get upset. I'm still asleep, he thought, I'm dreaming! But he could hear crows cawing in the tree outside his window - blaah, blaah, blaah! And he heard boat engines starting up down at the jetty, too, so he was awake.

He was not happy.

From the Puffin paperback edition, 1998.

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