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y Hills End single work   children's fiction   children's   adventure  
Issue Details: First known date: 1962 1962
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'On a fateful day in Hills End, a timber-milling town in the mountains of Victoria, seven children and their teacher set off to explore caves in the nearby mountains said to contain ancient Aboriginal rock art. While they are deep inside the mountain caves a storm of tremendous violence all but sweeps the town away and threatens to leave them stranded on the mountain.

'Tackling flooded creeks and washed out paths and fallen trees, the children make their way back to Hills End injured and exhausted, only to face a new battle to survive in the denuded town. ' (Publication summary)

Adaptations

form y Hills End Noel Robinson , Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1988 7257633 1988 series - publisher film/TV adventure children's

'An action adventure story in which a storm isolates a group of children from their families and devastates the small town of Hills End. The children are forced to face adversity and hardship and confront the problem of survival.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 16/4/2014)

Notes

  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Die Orkaan
Language: Afrikaans

Works about this Work

Children’s Books a Healing Tool Linda Morris , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 October 2014; (p. 16)
Thank You, Mr Cummings Jane Pearson , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 21 no. 2 2013; (p. 26)
Jane Pearson recalls her year in Grade Three during which her teacher, Mr Cummings, read to the class each morning. One of the books read was Ivan Southall's Hills End. Nearly forty years later, Pearson selected the book to be part of the 'Text Classics' series.
Writers Who Shaped Our Literature Stella Lees , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 21 no. 2 2013; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Hills End Ivan Southall 1962 single work children's fiction ; I Own the Racecourse! Patricia Wrightson 1968 single work children's fiction ; They Found a Cave Nan Chauncy 1948 single work children's fiction ; The Watcher in the Garden Joan Phipson 1982 single work children's fiction

Reviews of the Text Classics editions of The Watcher in the Garden, I Own the Racecourse!, Hills End and They Found a Cave.

Ivan Southall : Wounding and Regeneration Walter McVitty , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Innocence and Experience : Essays on Contemporary Australian Children's Writers 1981; (p. 233-265)
Writers Who Shaped Our Literature Stella Lees , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 21 no. 2 2013; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Hills End Ivan Southall 1962 single work children's fiction ; I Own the Racecourse! Patricia Wrightson 1968 single work children's fiction ; They Found a Cave Nan Chauncy 1948 single work children's fiction ; The Watcher in the Garden Joan Phipson 1982 single work children's fiction

Reviews of the Text Classics editions of The Watcher in the Garden, I Own the Racecourse!, Hills End and They Found a Cave.

Ivan Southall : Wounding and Regeneration Walter McVitty , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Innocence and Experience : Essays on Contemporary Australian Children's Writers 1981; (p. 233-265)
Thank You, Mr Cummings Jane Pearson , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 21 no. 2 2013; (p. 26)
Jane Pearson recalls her year in Grade Three during which her teacher, Mr Cummings, read to the class each morning. One of the books read was Ivan Southall's Hills End. Nearly forty years later, Pearson selected the book to be part of the 'Text Classics' series.
Children’s Books a Healing Tool Linda Morris , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 October 2014; (p. 16)
Last amended 17 Jun 2014 11:38:06
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