How Hedley Hopkins Did A Dare...

How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, robbed a grave, made a new friend who might not have really been there at all, and while he was at it committed a terrible sin which everyone was doing even though he didn't know it (ISBN 0-14-132043-5) is a children's book written by Australian author Paul Jennings, and published by Puffin Books in May 2005. The story covers a short time in the life of young Hedley Hopkins, an English immigrant to Australia in the 1950s. The book was launched at St. Mary's Cathedral College.

An afterword of the novel states that a good deal of the story is autobiographical in nature.

Works by Paul Jennings
Short story
collections
  • Unreal! Eight Surprising Stories (1985)
  • Unbelievable! More Surprising Stories (1986)
  • Quirky Tails! More Oddball Stories (1987)
  • Uncanny! Even More Surprising Stories (1988)
  • Unbearable! More Bizarre Stories (1990)
  • The Naked Ghost, Burp! and Blue Jam (1991)
  • Unmentionable! More Amazing Stories (1991)
  • Undone! More Mad Endings (1993)
  • Uncovered! Weird, Weird Stories (1995)
  • Unseen! (1998)
  • Tongue Tied! (2002)
Picture
books
Rascal series
  • Rascal The Dragon
  • Rascal In Trouble
  • Rascal's Trick
  • Rascal Takes Off
  • Rascal At The Show
  • Rascal And The Cheese
  • Rascal And Little Flora
  • Rascal And The Hot Air Balloon
  • Rascal And The Monster
  • Rascal Goes Fishing
  • Rascal And The Dragon Droppings
  • Little Rascal To The Rescue
  • Rascal Plays Up
  • Rascal Runs Away
  • Rascal's Shadow
  • Rascal and the Bad Smell
  • Rascal Bumps His Head
  • Rascal's Big Day
Miscellaneous
  • Teacher Eater (1991)
  • Grandad's Gifts (1993)
  • The Fisherman and the Theefyspray (1994)
Chapter
books
Cabbage Patch series
  • The Cabbage Patch Fib (1988)
  • The Cabbage Patch War (1996)
  • The Cabbage Patch Pong (2002)
  • The Cabbage Patch Curse (2004)
Singenpoo series
  • The Paw Thing (1989)
  • Singenpoo Strikes Again (1998)
  • Singenpoo Shoots Through (1999)
  • Singenpoo's Secret Weapon (2001)
Gizmo series
  • The Gizmo (1994)
  • The Gizmo Again (1995)
  • Come Back Gizmo (1996)
  • Sink the Gizmo (1997)
Miscellaneous
  • The Spitting Rat (1999)
  • Sucked In (2000)
  • Maggot (2003)
Novels
Wicked series
  • The Slobberers (1997)
  • Battering Rams (1997)
  • Croaked (1997)
  • Dead Ringer (1997)
  • The Creeper (1997)
  • Till Death Do Us Apart (1997)
Deadly series
  • Nude (2000)
  • Brats (2000)
  • Stiff (2000)
  • Hunt (2000)
  • Grope (2000)
  • Pluck (2000)
Miscellaneous
  • How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare... (2005)
  • The Nest (2009)
Puzzle and
joke books
  • Spooner or Later (1992)
  • Freeze A Crowd (1996)
  • Duck For Cover (1997)
  • Spit It Out (2003)
Compilations
and bind-ups
  • Thirteen! Unpredictable Tales (1995)
  • Wicked: All six books in one (1998)
  • Uncollected: Every Story from Unreal!, Unbelievable!, and Quirky Tails (1998)
  • Uncollected: Volume Two: Every Story from Uncanny!, Unbearable!, and Unmentionable! (1999)
  • Uncollected: Volume Three: Every Story from Undone!, Uncovered!, and Unseen! (2000)
  • Deadly: All six books in one (2000)
  • The Fantastic And Amazing Gizmo (2002)
  • The Many Adventures of Singenpoo (2002)
  • The Cabbage Patch Fibs (2002)
  • Paul Jennings' Funniest Stories (2005)
  • Paul Jennings' Weirdest Stories (2006)
  • Paul Jennings' Spookiest Stories (2007)
  • Paul Jennings' Trickiest stories (2008)
Miscellaneous
  • Round the Twist (1989–2001)
  • The Reading Bug...and how to help your child to catch it
  • Round The Twist #1: Pink Bow Tie & Nails (a graphic novel) (1993)
  • The Paul Jennings Superdiary 1996
  • The Paul Jennings Superdiary 1997
  • The Paul Jennings Superdiary 2002

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