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y Blue Fin single work   children's fiction   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 1969 1969
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' Everyone in Port Lincoln thinks Snook Pascoe is a loser. People joke about his clumsiness; his teacher ridicules him and even his father, skipper of the tuna boat Blue Fin, is convinced that Snook will never amount to anything. After all, tuna fishing is a hard life for ‘real men’.

'When Snook is allowed, for once, to sail on Blue Fin he faces a terrifying disaster. A waterspout engulfs the ship, the deck is swept clean, the radio and rudder are wrecked, the engine is disabled, the crew is lost overboard and Snook’s father lies unconscious down below. Snook is on his own, far out to sea…' (Publication summary)

Adaptations

form y Blue Fin Sonia Borg , South Australia Australia : South Australian Film Corporation McElroy and McElroy , 1978 Z918980 1978 single work film/TV

Set in the South Australian town of Streaky Bay, Blue Fin is the story of a young boy's relationship with his father, owner of the fishing trawler Blue Fin, and the chance the boy has to prove himself.

Notes

  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Rigby , 1969 .
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      Extent: 188p.
      Description: illus.
      Reprinted: 1970
      ISBN: 0851790860
    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Rigby , 1971 .
      Extent: 188p.
      Description: illus.
      Reprinted: 1972 , 1973 , 1974 Twice , 1975 , 1976 Twice , 1977
      ISBN: 0851790860 (pbk.)
      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 , 1974 .
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      Extent: 243p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0060261048, 0060261056 (lib. bdg.)
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Collins , 1976 .
      Extent: 188p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0001840649
    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Rigby , 1982 .
      2316866538718385898.jpg
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      Extent: 188p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0727015567
    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Rigby , 1985 .
      Extent: 188p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0727019171 (pbk.)
Alternative title: Pina azzura
Language: Italian

Works about this Work

The People: Family Life Versus Individualism John Foster , Maureen Nimon , E. J. Finnis , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : An Exploration of Genre and Theme 1995; (p. 121-136)
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)
Untitled 1978 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 August 1978;

— Review of Blue Fin Colin Thiele 1969 single work children's fiction
Children's Book Council of Australia 1970 Judge's Report 1970 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : New Books for Boys and Girls , July no. 36 1970; (p. 11-13)
Another Point of View 1970 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : New Books for Boys and Girls , July no. 36 1970; (p. 19-22)
Children comment on three novels from the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award, 1970
Learning to Accept Life as it Comes H. M. Saxby , 1970 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 June 1970; (p. 23)

— Review of Blue Fin Colin Thiele 1969 single work children's fiction
Australiana Eve Pownall , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : New Books for Boys and Girls , December no. 34 1969; (p. 35-38)

— Review of Platypus Joe Louise McConnell 1969 selected work children's fiction ; The Lucky Stone Stella Sammon 1969 single work children's fiction ; Six Days Between a Second Marjory O'Dea 1969 single work children's fiction ; The Bates Family Reginald L. Ottley 1969 single work children's fiction ; Euloowirree Walkabout John Kiddell 1968 single work novel ; Blue Fin Colin Thiele 1969 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1978 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 August 1978;

— Review of Blue Fin Colin Thiele 1969 single work children's fiction
Learning to Accept Life as it Comes H. M. Saxby , 1970 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 June 1970; (p. 23)

— Review of Blue Fin Colin Thiele 1969 single work children's fiction
Australiana Eve Pownall , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : New Books for Boys and Girls , December no. 34 1969; (p. 35-38)

— Review of Platypus Joe Louise McConnell 1969 selected work children's fiction ; The Lucky Stone Stella Sammon 1969 single work children's fiction ; Six Days Between a Second Marjory O'Dea 1969 single work children's fiction ; The Bates Family Reginald L. Ottley 1969 single work children's fiction ; Euloowirree Walkabout John Kiddell 1968 single work novel ; Blue Fin Colin Thiele 1969 single work children's fiction
The People: Family Life Versus Individualism John Foster , Maureen Nimon , E. J. Finnis , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : An Exploration of Genre and Theme 1995; (p. 121-136)
Children's Book Council of Australia 1970 Judge's Report 1970 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : New Books for Boys and Girls , July no. 36 1970; (p. 11-13)
Another Point of View 1970 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : New Books for Boys and Girls , July no. 36 1970; (p. 19-22)
Children comment on three novels from the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award, 1970
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)
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