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Issue Details: First known date: 1998 1998
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    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 1998 .
      Extent: 159p.
      ISBN: 0850918278
Alternative title: Anglamkerskans dotter
Language: Swedish
    • Stockholm,
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      Sweden,
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      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      B. Wahlström , 1999 .
      Extent: 139p.
      ISBN: 9132140096

Works about this Work

Untitled Sharon Reid , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 13 no. 3 1999; (p. 19)

— Review of Mama's Babies Gary Crew 1998 single work novel
Untitled Judith James , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 42 no. 3 1998; (p. 39)

— Review of Mama's Babies Gary Crew 1998 single work novel
Adolescent Dreams Stephen Matthews , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 203 1998; (p. 43-44)

— Review of Mama's Babies Gary Crew 1998 single work novel ; Sad Boys Glyn Parry 1998 single work novel
Untitled 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 18 no. 5 1998; (p. 14)

— Review of Mama's Babies Gary Crew 1998 single work novel
Untitled Michael Gregg , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 13 no. 2 1998; (p. 37)

— Review of Mama's Babies Gary Crew 1998 single work novel
'Mama's Babies' by Gary Crew Sally Harding , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 6 no. 3 1998; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Mama's Babies Gary Crew 1998 single work novel
Writing on the Edge: Gary Crew's Fiction Alice Mills , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 8 no. 3 1998; (p. 25-35)
Mills gives an overview of Australian author Gary Crew's work, which she describes as 'characterized by doubt' and offering endings which remain unresolved rather than the formulaic 'happy endings' which permeate conventional children's stories (25). Crew has won many literary awards for his children's fiction, however his stories are decidely ambiguous and post-modern in their 'celebration of doubt' (34), which attracts criticism on the grounds that the texts are too 'difficult and demanding for young children' (25). Mills offers a succinct and insightful discussion which explores how Crew's narratives of child-adolescent maturation play with the conventions of the gothic-horror genre by refusing 'the guarantee of a revelation to come' (34). Mills says 'At his strongest, he brings to the reader's notice the human need to make sense of the world. The power of his fiction derives not from him meeting such needs but from playing upon them' (25).
Untitled Judith James , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 42 no. 3 1998; (p. 39)

— Review of Mama's Babies Gary Crew 1998 single work novel
Adolescent Dreams Stephen Matthews , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 203 1998; (p. 43-44)

— Review of Mama's Babies Gary Crew 1998 single work novel ; Sad Boys Glyn Parry 1998 single work novel
Untitled Sharon Reid , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 13 no. 3 1999; (p. 19)

— Review of Mama's Babies Gary Crew 1998 single work novel
Untitled 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 18 no. 5 1998; (p. 14)

— Review of Mama's Babies Gary Crew 1998 single work novel
Untitled Michael Gregg , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 13 no. 2 1998; (p. 37)

— Review of Mama's Babies Gary Crew 1998 single work novel
'Mama's Babies' by Gary Crew Sally Harding , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 6 no. 3 1998; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Mama's Babies Gary Crew 1998 single work novel
Writing on the Edge: Gary Crew's Fiction Alice Mills , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 8 no. 3 1998; (p. 25-35)
Mills gives an overview of Australian author Gary Crew's work, which she describes as 'characterized by doubt' and offering endings which remain unresolved rather than the formulaic 'happy endings' which permeate conventional children's stories (25). Crew has won many literary awards for his children's fiction, however his stories are decidely ambiguous and post-modern in their 'celebration of doubt' (34), which attracts criticism on the grounds that the texts are too 'difficult and demanding for young children' (25). Mills offers a succinct and insightful discussion which explores how Crew's narratives of child-adolescent maturation play with the conventions of the gothic-horror genre by refusing 'the guarantee of a revelation to come' (34). Mills says 'At his strongest, he brings to the reader's notice the human need to make sense of the world. The power of his fiction derives not from him meeting such needs but from playing upon them' (25).
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