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y All the Green Year single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1965 1965
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'It was the end of an era; a year of ‘outlandish happenings’; a time when everything seemed to change for Charlie Reeve, a daydreaming lad growing up in a small town on the Mornington Peninsula.

'His teacher and dad are giving him a hard time, his neighbour Squid keeps getting him into trouble, and his best mate Johnno is busy seeing a girl—which leads Charlie to a nasty fight with Big Simmons.

'First published in 1965, and subsequently made into a popular ABC TV series, All the Green Year is the story of a boy’s journey towards adulthood—‘not only the humour of it but its drama and pain’, as the 96-year-old Don Charlwood writes in his revised afterword.

'This Text Classics edition of one of Australia’s most loved coming-of-age novels comes with a new introduction by Michael McGirr, author of the bestseller Things You Get for Free. (Publication summary : Text Classics)

Adaptations

form y All the Green Years Cliff Green , Melbourne : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1980 6976795 1980 series - publisher film/TV

Coming-of-age story of a young boy living in Melbourne in 1929.

Notes

  • Also published in braille and sound recording formats.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pacific Books , 1967 .
      Series: Pacific Books Angus and Robertson (publisher), 1961 series - publisher The establishment of this paperback imprint of Angus Robertson was spearheaded by Beatrice Davis. It started with print runs of 20,000 in 1961 (Paper Empires: History of Book in Australia, 18).This paperback series, published by Angus and Robertson, contains both numbered and unnumbered volumes.
    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Eden Paperbacks , 1989 .
      ISBN: 0207163456 (pbk.)
      Series: Eden Paperbacks Angus and Robertson (publisher), 1987 series - publisher This paperback imprint of Angus and Robertson was launched in September 1987. The first titles included Upfield's Winds of Evil and Derryn Hinch's Death at Newport.
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2012 .
      8823639015092796044.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 240p.
      Note/s:
      • Introduced by Michael McGirr.
      • Publication date: 22 August 2012.
      ISBN: 9781922079428
      Series: y Text Classics Text Publishing (publisher), Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2012- Z1851461 2012 series - publisher novel 'Great books by great Australian storytellers.' (Text website.)

Works about this Work

In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 September 2012; (p. 24)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood 1965 single work novel
Fiction : Pick of the Week Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 September 2012; (p. 32) The Saturday Age , 29 September 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood 1965 single work novel
Untitled Bill Wootton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 20 no. 4 2012; (p. 10-11)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood 1965 single work novel
Searching for an Aussie 'Tom Sawyer' -- The Classic Boy Anthony Ross , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August-December vol. 5 no. 2-3 1994; (p. 63-67)
In this essay, Anthony Ross searches for an Australian novel comparable in structure, plot and characterisation to Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Ross canvasses a range of works which depict a mainstream Australian boyhood, naming Don Charlwood's novel All The Green Year as 'the ranking contender for an Aussie Tom Sawyer' (63). The basis for this claim rests upon a perceived need for child readers to identify with a text by saying 'that is how I am now' (66) an element Ross finds in Charlwood's novel which he describes as 'episodic, adventurous and fun' (67).
All the Green Year 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Studio : A Journal of Christians Writing , Autumn. no. 34 1989; (p. 30)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood 1965 single work novel
Emotional Discoveries of Childhood Veronica Sen , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 July 1989; (p. 23)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood 1965 single work novel ; The Place at the Coast Jane Hyde 1987 single work novel
Untitled Stella Lees , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 80 1981; (p. 41-42)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood 1965 single work novel
Untitled Clive Kelly , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 February. 1966; (p. 16)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood 1965 single work novel
Untitled A. R. Chisholm , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 May. 1966; (p. 25)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood 1965 single work novel
Untitled J. Bryant , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 February. 1966; (p. 12)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood 1965 single work novel
Untitled L. V. Kepert , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 January. 1966; (p. 15)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood 1965 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 September 2012; (p. 24)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood 1965 single work novel
Fiction : Pick of the Week Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 September 2012; (p. 32) The Saturday Age , 29 September 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood 1965 single work novel
Untitled Bill Wootton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 20 no. 4 2012; (p. 10-11)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood 1965 single work novel
Untitled Clive Kelly , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 February. 1966; (p. 16)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood 1965 single work novel
Untitled A. R. Chisholm , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 May. 1966; (p. 25)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood 1965 single work novel
Untitled J. Bryant , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 February. 1966; (p. 12)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood 1965 single work novel
Untitled L. V. Kepert , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 January. 1966; (p. 15)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood 1965 single work novel
All the Green Year 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Studio : A Journal of Christians Writing , Autumn. no. 34 1989; (p. 30)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood 1965 single work novel
Emotional Discoveries of Childhood Veronica Sen , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 July 1989; (p. 23)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood 1965 single work novel ; The Place at the Coast Jane Hyde 1987 single work novel
Untitled Stella Lees , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 80 1981; (p. 41-42)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood 1965 single work novel
Searching for an Aussie 'Tom Sawyer' -- The Classic Boy Anthony Ross , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August-December vol. 5 no. 2-3 1994; (p. 63-67)
In this essay, Anthony Ross searches for an Australian novel comparable in structure, plot and characterisation to Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Ross canvasses a range of works which depict a mainstream Australian boyhood, naming Don Charlwood's novel All The Green Year as 'the ranking contender for an Aussie Tom Sawyer' (63). The basis for this claim rests upon a perceived need for child readers to identify with a text by saying 'that is how I am now' (66) an element Ross finds in Charlwood's novel which he describes as 'episodic, adventurous and fun' (67).
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