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Issue Details: First known date: 1989 1989
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After she moves to the Australian outback following her mother's death, fifteen-year-old Laura's friendship with a strange and beautiful dog helps her adjust to a new life with an unfamiliar father and unfriendly stepfamily.

Adaptations

form y The Echo of Thunder H. Haden Yelin , Studio City United States of America (USA) : Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions CBS , 1998 Z1134808 1998 single work film/TV

Larry, a palm tree farmer in the Australian outback, learns that his ex-wife has died, and that his daughter Lara is coming to live with him. He wants things to work out, but Lara has a rocky time with Larry's new wife Gladwyn, and their eldest daughter Pearl, as well as Gowd, a school bully. But with the help and love of her father, her new younger sister Opal, and a dog named Thunderwith, Lara begins to find the resources she needs to make a home with this new family.

Notes

  • Adapted for the 1998 telemovie The Echo of Thunder directed by Simon Wincer
  • Prequel to Chrysalis.
  • Also published in braille and sound recording formats.
  • An American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults.
  • Included in the KOALA Hall of Fame, September 2001.
  • Thunderwith in a Dutch translation received a Stichting CPNB (Stichting Collectieve Propaganda van het Nederlandse Boek/Foundation for the Collective Promotion of Dutch Books) highly commended award in Holland in 1992.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Heinemann Australia , 1989 .
      Extent: 189p.
      ISBN: 0855613297
    • London,
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      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Heinemann , 1989 .
      Extent: 189p.
      ISBN: 0434942049
    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Mammoth , 1990 .
      Extent: 189p.
      ISBN: 1863300376 (pbk.)
    • Boston, Massachusetts,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Little, Brown , 1991 .
      Extent: 214p.
      Edition info: 1st US edition.
      ISBN: 0316350346
    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Mammoth , 1993 .
      Extent: 189p.
      ISBN: 1863303049 (pbk.)
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2015 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 226p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 June 2015
      ISBN: 9780733611643
Alternative title: Er kam mit dem Donner
Language: German

Works about this Work

'When the Voices of Children are Heard on the Green' : The Innocent Child in Literature Margot Hillel , single work criticism
Interview with Libby Hathorn Adrienne Jerram (interviewer), 2007 single work interview
— Appears in: Phoenix : The University of Sydney Writers Journal 2007; (p. 41-46)
Untitled Fran Knight , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 14 no. 2 2000; (p. 61-62)

— Review of Thunderwith Libby Hathorn 1989 single work novel
Truth and Consequence Nikki Barrowclough , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 25 July 1998; (p. 32-35)
y The Libby Hathorn Video Libby Hathorn, Poet-Author Crows Nest : Insight Profile , 1995 Z987037 1995 single work interview Libby Hathorn shares her ideas and life influences on her story-making. See the landscape and locations that inspired books such as Thunderwith, Feral Kid and Way Home, and share her writing process.
An Evening with Libby Hathorn Libby Hathorn , 1992 single work prose
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , May no. 5 1992; (p. 61-68)
'A Green Thought in a Green Shade' : A Study of the Pastoral in Australian Children's Fiction of the 1980s Heather Scutter , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature and Contemporary Theory 1991; Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , April vol. 4 no. 1 1993; (p. 22-37)
Scutter canvasses over 20 Australian children's and young adult novels, some in more detail than others, with a view to examining their representation of the 'pastoral'. While drawing attention to the changing significance of how the pastoral is portrayed, Scutter points out that the fundamental paradigm of the pastoral continues to depend upon the dichotomy, or contrast between the city and country (23). Scutter believes that 'the future locus of the pastoral' lies in 'the continued exploration of what is perceived to be other in our lives' (36) and sees the genre as moving in two distinct directions: 'towards the otherness that is within the individual psyche' and 'towards a more expansive otherness', one which takes the pastoral out of the 'secret garden or hidden valley into the wider world' (36).
Cover Book : Thunderwith Karen Jameyson , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 5 no. 1 1990; (p. 4)
The Children's Book of the Year Awards Shortlists Jenni Connor , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 5 no. 2 1990; (p. 22-24)

— Review of The Journey Home Alison Lester 1989 single work picture book ; I Wish I Had a Pirate Suit Pamela Allen 1989 single work picture book ; A Nice Walk in the Jungle Nan Bodsworth 1989 single work picture book ; Grandad's Magic Bob Graham 1989 single work picture book ; A Proper Little Lady Nette Hilton 1989 single work picture book ; The Very Best of Friends Margaret Wild 1989 single work picture book ; Pigs and Honey Jeanie Adams 1989 single work picture book ; Papa and the Olden Days Ian Edwards 1989 single work picture book ; Onion Tears Diana Kidd 1989 single work children's fiction ; The Extraordinary Magics of Emma McDade Libby Hathorn 1989 single work children's fiction ; Following the Gold 1989 selected work poetry ; The Dragon of Mith Kate Walker 1989 single work children's fiction ; Merryll of the Stones Brian Caswell 1989 single work novel ; The Red King Victor Kelleher 1989 single work novel ; Balyet Patricia Wrightson 1989 single work novel ; Skymaze Gillian Rubinstein 1989 single work children's fiction ; Thunderwith Libby Hathorn 1989 single work novel ; Came Back to Show You I Could Fly Robin Klein 1989 single work novel
Untitled Laurie Copping , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 34 no. 2 1990; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Thunderwith Libby Hathorn 1989 single work novel
Untitled Fran Knight , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 14 no. 2 2000; (p. 61-62)

— Review of Thunderwith Libby Hathorn 1989 single work novel
The Children's Book of the Year Awards Shortlists Jenni Connor , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 5 no. 2 1990; (p. 22-24)

— Review of The Journey Home Alison Lester 1989 single work picture book ; I Wish I Had a Pirate Suit Pamela Allen 1989 single work picture book ; A Nice Walk in the Jungle Nan Bodsworth 1989 single work picture book ; Grandad's Magic Bob Graham 1989 single work picture book ; A Proper Little Lady Nette Hilton 1989 single work picture book ; The Very Best of Friends Margaret Wild 1989 single work picture book ; Pigs and Honey Jeanie Adams 1989 single work picture book ; Papa and the Olden Days Ian Edwards 1989 single work picture book ; Onion Tears Diana Kidd 1989 single work children's fiction ; The Extraordinary Magics of Emma McDade Libby Hathorn 1989 single work children's fiction ; Following the Gold 1989 selected work poetry ; The Dragon of Mith Kate Walker 1989 single work children's fiction ; Merryll of the Stones Brian Caswell 1989 single work novel ; The Red King Victor Kelleher 1989 single work novel ; Balyet Patricia Wrightson 1989 single work novel ; Skymaze Gillian Rubinstein 1989 single work children's fiction ; Thunderwith Libby Hathorn 1989 single work novel ; Came Back to Show You I Could Fly Robin Klein 1989 single work novel
Untitled Laurie Copping , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 34 no. 2 1990; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Thunderwith Libby Hathorn 1989 single work novel
Cover Book : Thunderwith Karen Jameyson , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 5 no. 1 1990; (p. 4)
Interview with Libby Hathorn Adrienne Jerram (interviewer), 2007 single work interview
— Appears in: Phoenix : The University of Sydney Writers Journal 2007; (p. 41-46)
An Evening with Libby Hathorn Libby Hathorn , 1992 single work prose
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , May no. 5 1992; (p. 61-68)
Truth and Consequence Nikki Barrowclough , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 25 July 1998; (p. 32-35)
'A Green Thought in a Green Shade' : A Study of the Pastoral in Australian Children's Fiction of the 1980s Heather Scutter , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature and Contemporary Theory 1991; Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , April vol. 4 no. 1 1993; (p. 22-37)
Scutter canvasses over 20 Australian children's and young adult novels, some in more detail than others, with a view to examining their representation of the 'pastoral'. While drawing attention to the changing significance of how the pastoral is portrayed, Scutter points out that the fundamental paradigm of the pastoral continues to depend upon the dichotomy, or contrast between the city and country (23). Scutter believes that 'the future locus of the pastoral' lies in 'the continued exploration of what is perceived to be other in our lives' (36) and sees the genre as moving in two distinct directions: 'towards the otherness that is within the individual psyche' and 'towards a more expansive otherness', one which takes the pastoral out of the 'secret garden or hidden valley into the wider world' (36).
y The Libby Hathorn Video Libby Hathorn, Poet-Author Crows Nest : Insight Profile , 1995 Z987037 1995 single work interview Libby Hathorn shares her ideas and life influences on her story-making. See the landscape and locations that inspired books such as Thunderwith, Feral Kid and Way Home, and share her writing process.
'When the Voices of Children are Heard on the Green' : The Innocent Child in Literature Margot Hillel , single work criticism
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