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Issue Details: First known date: 1983 1983
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

A strong-minded old woman struggles with an ancient gnome for the right to live in her small cottage.

Notes

  • Other formats: Also braille and sound recording.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has a Japanese translation.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: London,
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      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Hutchinson Australia , 1983 .
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      Extent: 110p.
      Reprinted: 1996
      ISBN: 0091484502
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Atheneum , 1983 .
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      Extent: 110p.
      Note/s:
      • A Margaret K. McElderry book.
      ISBN: 0689502915
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1985 .
      4910772195618598369.jpg
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      Extent: 110p.
      Reprinted: 1993
      ISBN: 014031847X
Alternative title: En Liten Radsla
Language: Swedish
    • Stockholm,
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      Sweden,
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      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Sjostrands Forlag , 1984 .
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      Extent: 130p.

Works about this Work

Patricia Wrightson : 'Spirits in Their Own Land' John Foster , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Adolescent Novel : Australian Perspectives 1997; (p. 227-235)
A Little Masterpiece: Patricia Wrightson's 'A Little Fear' John Murray , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 6 no. 3 1996; (p. 5-12)
Murray discusses Patricia Wrightson's novel A Little Fear which he describes as 'notable among the growing umber of regional novels in Australian Children's literature (5). Wrightson's use of Aboriginal spirit creatures, argues Murray, helps 'assist Australian readers of European descent in making imaginative connections with a landscape into which they were born but to which they are not indigenous' (5). According to Murray, the text's uncertainties and unconventional resolution coupled with 'multiplicity of meaning, precision of setting and innovation', make it 'one of Wrightson's most successful novels' (12).
y The Responses of Early Adolescent, White Australian Readers to Selected Cross-Cultural Folklore-Based Fantasy Novels by Patricia Wrightson Barbara Joan Tobin , Ann Arbor : University Microfilms International , 1994 Z1524171 1994 single work thesis
Patricia Wrightson's 'Wirrun': A Modern Aboriginal Mythic Hero John Gough , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 1 no. 3 1990; (p. 140-144)
Of Hopes and Njimbins Fay Griffiths , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Looking Back (1988-1788) : The Bicentennial Book of the Rockhampton Writers' Club 1988; (p. 31-32)
Untitled 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 71 1985; (p. 30)

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson 1983 single work children's fiction
Untitled John D. Adams , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , January no. 94 1985; (p. 41)

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson 1983 single work children's fiction
Judges' Report, 1984 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 92 1984; (p. 6-13)
A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 92 1984; (p. 14)
Untitled Walter McVitty , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 July 1984;

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson 1983 single work children's fiction ; The White Crane Junko Morimoto Helen Smith (translator), 1983 single work picture book
Untitled Shan Small , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 July 1984;

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson 1983 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 July 1984;

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson 1983 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Family Circle , 10 August 1984;

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson 1983 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 July 1984;

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson 1983 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 21 July 1984;

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson 1983 single work children's fiction
Untitled Mark Tonkiss , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Review (South Australia. School Libraries Branch) , September vol. 12 no. 3 1984; (p. 17-18)

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson 1983 single work children's fiction
Untitled Natalie Babbitt , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 13 November 1983; (p. 40)

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson 1983 single work children's fiction
Untitled Walter McVitty , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 July 1984;

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson 1983 single work children's fiction ; The White Crane Junko Morimoto Helen Smith (translator), 1983 single work picture book
Untitled Natalie Babbitt , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 13 November 1983; (p. 40)

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson 1983 single work children's fiction
Untitled Shan Small , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 July 1984;

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson 1983 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 July 1984;

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson 1983 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Family Circle , 10 August 1984;

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson 1983 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 July 1984;

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson 1983 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 21 July 1984;

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson 1983 single work children's fiction
Untitled Mark Tonkiss , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Review (South Australia. School Libraries Branch) , September vol. 12 no. 3 1984; (p. 17-18)

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson 1983 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 71 1985; (p. 30)

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson 1983 single work children's fiction
Untitled John D. Adams , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , January no. 94 1985; (p. 41)

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson 1983 single work children's fiction
Of Hopes and Njimbins Fay Griffiths , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Looking Back (1988-1788) : The Bicentennial Book of the Rockhampton Writers' Club 1988; (p. 31-32)
y The Responses of Early Adolescent, White Australian Readers to Selected Cross-Cultural Folklore-Based Fantasy Novels by Patricia Wrightson Barbara Joan Tobin , Ann Arbor : University Microfilms International , 1994 Z1524171 1994 single work thesis
Patricia Wrightson : 'Spirits in Their Own Land' John Foster , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Adolescent Novel : Australian Perspectives 1997; (p. 227-235)
Patricia Wrightson's 'Wirrun': A Modern Aboriginal Mythic Hero John Gough , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 1 no. 3 1990; (p. 140-144)
Judges' Report, 1984 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 92 1984; (p. 6-13)
A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 92 1984; (p. 14)
A Little Masterpiece: Patricia Wrightson's 'A Little Fear' John Murray , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 6 no. 3 1996; (p. 5-12)
Murray discusses Patricia Wrightson's novel A Little Fear which he describes as 'notable among the growing umber of regional novels in Australian Children's literature (5). Wrightson's use of Aboriginal spirit creatures, argues Murray, helps 'assist Australian readers of European descent in making imaginative connections with a landscape into which they were born but to which they are not indigenous' (5). According to Murray, the text's uncertainties and unconventional resolution coupled with 'multiplicity of meaning, precision of setting and innovation', make it 'one of Wrightson's most successful novels' (12).
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