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Issue Details: First known date: 1963 1963
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The story of a boy and his pelican, Mr Percival, who live on the South Australian Coorong.

Adaptations

form y Storm Boy Sonia Borg , Adelaide : South Australian Film Corporation , 1976 Z1057204 1976 single work film/TV

'A young boy befriends an Aboriginal man and a pelican. One day he is forced to choose between his beloved companions and the often cruel outside world.'

Source: Screen Australia.

y Storm Boy Tom Holloway , 6198235 2013 single work drama

Notes

  • The book has not been out of print since it was first published in 1963.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.
  • Other formats: Adapted for the 1994 audio cassette 'Storm Boy' published by ABC Audio Tapes, narrated by Roger Cardwell.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Rigby , 1963 .
      4871023280731437575.jpg
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      Extent: 50p.
      Description: illus.
      Reprinted: 1966 , 1969 , 1971 , 1970 Seal Pups series. 0851796656 , 1972
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Angus and Robertson , 1964 .
      Extent: 50p.
      Note/s:
      • The UK edition was published from purchased folded and collated sets from Rigby. (Source: A Bibliography of Australian Children's Books (Deutsch, 1970))
  • Appears in:
    y The Rim of the Morning : Six Stories Colin Thiele , Adelaide : Rigby , 1966 Z827972 1966 selected work children's fiction children's Adelaide : Rigby , 1966 pg. 70-100
    • Chicago, Illinois,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Rand McNally , 1966 .
      Extent: 62p.
      Description: illus.
      Reprinted: 1967
      Note/s:
      • The 1966 edition has a different dust-jacket from the Australian edition, with a design by Lorence Bjorklund. (Source: A Bibliography of Australian Children's Books (Deutsch, 1970))
    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Rigby , 1976 .
      Extent: 94p.
      Description: illus. (some col., ports).
      Reprinted: 1976 , 1977 Four reprints in this year , 1980 , 1981 , 1982 , 1983 , 1984 , 1985 , 1986
      Note/s:
      • 'This edition illustrated with photos taken on location during the making of the film of the book by the South Australian Film Corporation.'
      ISBN: 0727002279
      Series: Seal Books Rigby (publisher), series - publisher Seal Books is a paperback imprint of Rigby. The popular paperback series was initiated Vernon Branson 1968.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Harper and Row , 1978 .
      Extent: 61p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 006026134X(lib. bdg.), 0060261331
  • Appears in:
    y Storm Boy ; Blue Fin Colin Thiele , Sydney : John Ferguson Time-Life Books , 1982 Z918973 1982 selected work children's fiction children's Sydney : John Ferguson Time-Life Books , 1982
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: New Holland , 2002 .
      Extent: 60, [16]p. of platesp.
      Edition info: 40th anniversary edition.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 1864368047
    • Chatswood, Chatswood - Gordon - Castlecrag area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: New Holland , 2013 .
      Extent: 60p.
      Note/s:
      • 50th anniversary ed
      ISBN: 9781864368048
Alternative title: Stormseun
Language: Afrikaans

Works about this Work

It's Their Turn : Best Books to Animate Teens 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 February 2015; (p. 30)
Adelaide and the Country : The Literary Dimension Jill Roe , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Adelaide : A Literary City 2014; (p. 111-123)
Literary Stiles and Symbolic Culture : Returning to the Problem of Writing Patrick Jones , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Axon : Creative Explorations , December vol. 4 no. 2 2014;
'In an attempt to uncover all the drivers that construct a society that is inherently anti-ecological Jones, in this chapter of his doctoral thesis, Walking for food: regaining permapoesis, turns the lens onto writing itself and offers up a provocation: Does writing erode ecological intelligence? We know or believe writing constructs civil intelligence, that is intelligence required for growing cities and other anthropocentric environments, but does it aid or hinder the development of ecological society? The chapter takes the form of a letter written to writer and environmentalist Maya Ward. Maya's reply can be read as part of Jones' full thesis, available through the UWS library and online databases.' (Publication summary)
Mr Percival Soars Again Lissa Christopher , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 August 2013; (p. 10-11)
Keep the Water Ideas Flowing Tony Wright , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 9 October 2010; (p. 2)
y Black and White on Black : Whiteness and Masculinity in the Works of Three Australian Writers Thomas Keneally, Colin Thiele, and Patrick White Matthew Israel Byrge , Tennessee : 2010 Z1891564 2010 single work thesis 'White depictions of Aborigines in literature have generally been culturally biased. In this study I explore four depictions of Indigenous Australians by white Australian writers. Thomas Keneally's The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1972) depicts a half-caste Aborigine's attempt to enter white society in a racially-antipathetic world that precipitates his ruin. Children's author Colin Thiele develops friendships between white and Aboriginal children in frightening and dangerous landscapes in both Storm Boy (1963) and Fire in the Stone (1973). Nobel laureate Patrick White sets A Fringe of Leaves (1976) in a world in which Ellen Roxburgh's quest for freedom comes only through her captivity by the Aborigines. I use whiteness and masculinity studies as theoretical frameworks in my analysis of these depictions. As invisibility and ordinariness are endemic to white and masculine actions, interrogating these ideological constructions aids in facilitating a better awareness of the racialized stereotypes that exist in Indigenous representations.' (Author's abstract)
Storm Boy : Colin Thiele (1920-2006) Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works 2007; (p. 201-205)
Sad Passing of Ace Story Teller Bernadette Condren , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 September 2006; (p. 73)
Untitled Stephany Steggall , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 11 November 2006; (p. 9)
Untitled Jean Yates , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Books from Our Backyard : Must-Read Books from Queensland 2006; (p. 49)

— Review of Storm Boy Colin Thiele 1963 single work children's fiction
The Eye of the Storm Samela Harris , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 20 December 2003; (p. 3)
Pelicans Soar in Sanctuary of Storm Boy Joanne Bevan , 1998 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 November 1998; (p. 11)
Colin Thiele Now Knows Where He Is Robbie Brechin , 1982 single work biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 July 1982; (p. 30)
Colin Thiele : Universality in the Heart of Man Walter McVitty , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Innocence and Experience : Essays on Contemporary Australian Children's Writers 1981; (p. 197-226)
Language arts 1981 single work review
— Appears in: School Library Journal : For Children's, Young Adult and School Librarians , September vol. 28 no. [1] 1981;

— Review of Storm Boy Colin Thiele 1963 single work children's fiction
Colin Thiele: from Sun to Shadow Rosemary Wighton , 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time: The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , January no. 66 1978; (p. 2-9)
First Impressions : The Critical Archives : Storm Boy a Thundering Success Paul Heinricks , 1977 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 1 August 1977; The Age , 18 October 2003; (p. 2)
Children's Book Council of Australia : Judges' Report 1975 Rosemary Wighton , Margaret Aiken , Peter J. Pegg , Christine Farmer , Phil Brownlee , Peggy Young , 1975 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 56 1975; (p. 2-4)
Off and Away Eve Pownall , 1975 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , January no. 54 1975; (p. 17-26)

— Review of Paper Boy James Preston 1974 single work children's fiction ; Panic in the Cattle Country Leslie Rees 1974 single work children's fiction ; Albatross Two Colin Thiele 1974 single work children's fiction ; Storm Boy Colin Thiele 1963 single work children's fiction ; Magpie Island Colin Thiele 1974 single work children's fiction
Colin Thiele Owen W. Reid , 1965 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tasmanian Education , May vol. 17 no. 1 1965; (p. 33-36)
Untitled Jean Yates , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Books from Our Backyard : Must-Read Books from Queensland 2006; (p. 49)

— Review of Storm Boy Colin Thiele 1963 single work children's fiction
Language arts 1981 single work review
— Appears in: School Library Journal : For Children's, Young Adult and School Librarians , September vol. 28 no. [1] 1981;

— Review of Storm Boy Colin Thiele 1963 single work children's fiction
Off and Away Eve Pownall , 1975 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , January no. 54 1975; (p. 17-26)

— Review of Paper Boy James Preston 1974 single work children's fiction ; Panic in the Cattle Country Leslie Rees 1974 single work children's fiction ; Albatross Two Colin Thiele 1974 single work children's fiction ; Storm Boy Colin Thiele 1963 single work children's fiction ; Magpie Island Colin Thiele 1974 single work children's fiction
First Impressions : The Critical Archives : Storm Boy a Thundering Success Paul Heinricks , 1977 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 1 August 1977; The Age , 18 October 2003; (p. 2)
The Eye of the Storm Samela Harris , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 20 December 2003; (p. 3)
Sad Passing of Ace Story Teller Bernadette Condren , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 September 2006; (p. 73)
Untitled Stephany Steggall , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 11 November 2006; (p. 9)
Colin Thiele Owen W. Reid , 1965 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tasmanian Education , May vol. 17 no. 1 1965; (p. 33-36)
Storm Boy : Colin Thiele (1920-2006) Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works 2007; (p. 201-205)
Keep the Water Ideas Flowing Tony Wright , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 9 October 2010; (p. 2)
y Black and White on Black : Whiteness and Masculinity in the Works of Three Australian Writers Thomas Keneally, Colin Thiele, and Patrick White Matthew Israel Byrge , Tennessee : 2010 Z1891564 2010 single work thesis 'White depictions of Aborigines in literature have generally been culturally biased. In this study I explore four depictions of Indigenous Australians by white Australian writers. Thomas Keneally's The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1972) depicts a half-caste Aborigine's attempt to enter white society in a racially-antipathetic world that precipitates his ruin. Children's author Colin Thiele develops friendships between white and Aboriginal children in frightening and dangerous landscapes in both Storm Boy (1963) and Fire in the Stone (1973). Nobel laureate Patrick White sets A Fringe of Leaves (1976) in a world in which Ellen Roxburgh's quest for freedom comes only through her captivity by the Aborigines. I use whiteness and masculinity studies as theoretical frameworks in my analysis of these depictions. As invisibility and ordinariness are endemic to white and masculine actions, interrogating these ideological constructions aids in facilitating a better awareness of the racialized stereotypes that exist in Indigenous representations.' (Author's abstract)
Colin Thiele Now Knows Where He Is Robbie Brechin , 1982 single work biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 July 1982; (p. 30)
Colin Thiele : Universality in the Heart of Man Walter McVitty , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Innocence and Experience : Essays on Contemporary Australian Children's Writers 1981; (p. 197-226)
Pelicans Soar in Sanctuary of Storm Boy Joanne Bevan , 1998 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 November 1998; (p. 11)
Colin Thiele: from Sun to Shadow Rosemary Wighton , 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time: The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , January no. 66 1978; (p. 2-9)
Children's Book Council of Australia : Judges' Report 1975 Rosemary Wighton , Margaret Aiken , Peter J. Pegg , Christine Farmer , Phil Brownlee , Peggy Young , 1975 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 56 1975; (p. 2-4)
Mr Percival Soars Again Lissa Christopher , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 August 2013; (p. 10-11)
Adelaide and the Country : The Literary Dimension Jill Roe , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Adelaide : A Literary City 2014; (p. 111-123)
It's Their Turn : Best Books to Animate Teens 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 February 2015; (p. 30)
Literary Stiles and Symbolic Culture : Returning to the Problem of Writing Patrick Jones , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Axon : Creative Explorations , December vol. 4 no. 2 2014;
'In an attempt to uncover all the drivers that construct a society that is inherently anti-ecological Jones, in this chapter of his doctoral thesis, Walking for food: regaining permapoesis, turns the lens onto writing itself and offers up a provocation: Does writing erode ecological intelligence? We know or believe writing constructs civil intelligence, that is intelligence required for growing cities and other anthropocentric environments, but does it aid or hinder the development of ecological society? The chapter takes the form of a letter written to writer and environmentalist Maya Ward. Maya's reply can be read as part of Jones' full thesis, available through the UWS library and online databases.' (Publication summary)

Awards

2004 YABBA Hall of Fame
1975 inaugural joint winner Visual Arts Board Award For Robert Ingpen, illustrator of the 1974 edition.
1964 commended Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year Award
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