The Paul Jennings phenomenon began with the publication of Unreal! in 1985. Since then, kids all around the world have devoured his stories. Paul Jennings has written over one hundred stories and has been voted 'favourite author' by children in Australia over forty times. He has won every children's choice award in Australia. In 1995 Paul was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to children's literature, and in 2001 was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for services to children's literature.
Since Unreal was published in 1985, Paul Jennings has written over 100 stories and sold over eight million copies of his books. To celebrate over twenty years of stories by Paul Jennings, Penguin has put together collections of his work.Hand-picked by Paul, each book contains 20 - 25 stories from the UnCollected series, Tongue-tied and the Super Diaries. Paul Jennings' Funniest Stories, Paul Jennings' Weirdest Stories and Paul Jennings' Spookiest Stories have sold over 110,000 copies combined, and Paul's Trickiest looks set to follow.