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Came Back to Show You I Could Fly Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989
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'Shy, reserved 11-year-old Seymour is dumped by his over controlling mother to spend his summer holidays with a fussy guardian. Seymour finds himself bored, frustrated and confined to his guardian's house. By chance he meets Angela whom he finds glamorous, beautiful and bubbly. He is flattered by her attentions and her willingness to take him with herself on outings. What Seymour does not realize however, under her happy exterior, Angela is hiding a dark secret. The text slowly unfolds Angela's secret through her interactions with Seymour and with letters placed at the end of chapters like small clues for the reader to decipher.' (Source: Book website)

Adaptations

form y Say a Little Prayer Richard Lowenstein , Australia : Flying Films Beyond Films , 1992 7909635 1992 single work film/TV

An adaptation of Robin Klein's novel about the friendship between a lonely young boy and an older girl hiding a troubling secret.

Notes

  • Other formats: Also braille, 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.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2017 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Simmone Howell , 1989 single work criticism

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Viking Kestrel ; Viking ,
      1989 .
      Extent: 188p.
      ISBN: 0670829013
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 1990 .
      Extent: 188p.
      ISBN: 0670837164
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1991 .
      Courtesy of Penguin Books Australia.
      Extent: 188p.
      Reprinted: 1998
      ISBN: 0140342540 (pbk.)
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2017 .
      8451104917915742874.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 256p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 27 February 2017
      ISBN: 9781925498318
      Series: y Text Classics Text Publishing (publisher), Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2012- Z1851461 2012 series - publisher novel 'Great books by great Australian storytellers.' (Text website.)
Alternative title: Volvi Para Mostrarte Que Podia Volar
Language: Spanish

Works about this Work

'When the Voices of Children are Heard on the Green' : The Innocent Child in Literature Margot Hillel , single work criticism
Jo Goodman Revisits the Work of Robin Klein Jo Goodman , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 20 no. 1 2005; (p. 10-13)
Sunday's Child Judith Clarke , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 9 no. 3 2001; (p. 3-5)
Representations of Mothers and Mothering in Contemporary Australian Children's Literature Margot Hillel , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: La Trobe Library Journal , Spring no. 60 1997; (p. 97-107)
Robin Klein : 'Seeing Beyond the Obvious' Maureen Nimon , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Adolescent Novel : Australian Perspectives 1997; (p. 155-164)
Untitled H. M. Saxby , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 5 no. 1 1990; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Came Back to Show You I Could Fly Robin Klein 1989 single work novel
Children's Books Meg Sorensen , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 114 1989; (p. 45-46)

— Review of The Smiling Madonna Deirdre Hill 1989 single work novel ; Came Back to Show You I Could Fly Robin Klein 1989 single work novel ; Balyet Patricia Wrightson 1989 single work novel ; Dream Time : New Stories by Sixteen Award-Winning Authors 1989 anthology short story
Myths of Fearful Forests, Sea and Shore Katharine England , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 11 November 1989;

— Review of Came Back to Show You I Could Fly Robin Klein 1989 single work novel ; Against the Odds Robin Klein 1989 selected work children's fiction ; The Red King Victor Kelleher 1989 single work novel
Focus on Females With Character Robin Morrow , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 4-5 November 1989; (p. 6)

— Review of Came Back to Show You I Could Fly Robin Klein 1989 single work novel ; Merryll of the Stones Brian Caswell 1989 single work novel
Emphasis on Fantasy for Adolescent Readers Laurie Copping , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 July 1990; (p. B8)

— Review of Came Back to Show You I Could Fly Robin Klein 1989 single work novel ; Merryll of the Stones Brian Caswell 1989 single work novel
Fairytale Realism - Robin Klein's Came Back to Show You I Could Fly Sophie Masson , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 37 no. 2 1993; (p. 5-6)
Jo Goodman Revisits the Work of Robin Klein Jo Goodman , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 20 no. 1 2005; (p. 10-13)
Representations of Mothers and Mothering in Contemporary Australian Children's Literature Margot Hillel , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: La Trobe Library Journal , Spring no. 60 1997; (p. 97-107)
Responding to Realism in Robin Klein's Came Back to Show You I Could Fly Pat Farrar , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : Finding a Voice 1993; (p. 185-196)
Teenage Stories of the Streets Agnes Nieuwenhuizen , 1989 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Age , 21 October 1989; (p. 10)
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