'Doug's not like one of those posh guardian angels in the bible,' Gran used to say. 'He's invisible, he doesn't do violence and he's very busy, so if you need him you've got to ask.'I'm asking you now, Doug.'Mitch needs help.Everyone hates him, but he's got a plan that'll make him the most popular bloke in town.If it doesn't kill him.He hopes his guardian angel is listening. Morris Gleitzman grew up in England and came to Australia when he was sixteen. He was a frozen chicken thawer, sugar mill rolling stock unhooker, fashion industry trainee, student, department store Santa, TV producer, newspaper columnist and freelance screen-writer. Then in 1985 he wrote a novel for young people. Now he's a children's author.Belly Flop is Gleitzman's eleventh book.