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y A Place Like This single work   novel   young adult  
Issue Details: First known date: 1998 1998
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In this sequel to Love, Ghosts and Nose Hair, two young lovers, Annabel and Jack take time out from study in an effort to find their place in the world, and in the process help Emma and her family cope with Emma's teenage pregnancy.

Notes

  • A novel in verse form.
  • Also available as a sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 1999 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 43 no. 3 1999; (p. 3-12)
A Look At... The Short List for the CBC's Book of the Year : Older Readers Ormiston College's Literary Society , 1999 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 14 no. 3 1999; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Night Train Judith Clarke 1998 single work novel ; Camphor Laurel Sarah Walker 1998 single work novel ; A Place Like This Steven Herrick 1998 single work novel ; All My Dangerous Friends Sonya Hartnett 1998 single work novel
Place in Poetry; Poetry in Its Place Alison Halliday , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 9 no. 3 1999; (p. 30-37)
Halliday examines the function of place in Out of the Dust by American writer Karen Hesse and A Place Like This by Steven Herrick, arguing that the unknown places found in children's poetry are 'linked to worlds of fantasy and make-believe and are similarly delineated by clearly recognizable elements' (30). She points out that notions of place are more clearly defined in poetry for children because 'place is a repository for many of the ideologies that permeate poetry that is written and chosen for children' (30). Halliday argues that the texts discussed exemplify the use of the postmodern literary techniques, self-reflexivity and intertextuality, and in doing so reinforce the on-going and intrinsic association of place and structures of childhood in ways that not only define 'place' but empower and validate the idea that 'through the interaction of with something natural it is possible to come to an understanding of oneself' (36-37).
Untitled Kevin Brophy , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 42 no. 2 1998; (p. 21)

— Review of A Place Like This Steven Herrick 1998 single work novel
Ignore the Label : These Novels Tackle the Generic and the Challenging Jenny Pausacker , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 June 1998; (p. 9)

— Review of The Tiger Sophie Masson 1998 single work novel ; A Place Like This Steven Herrick 1998 single work novel ; Night Train Judith Clarke 1998 single work novel
Kid's Poetry Margaret Dunkle , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 204 1998; (p. 44)

— Review of A Place Like This Steven Herrick 1998 single work novel
Untitled Jane Connolly , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 13 no. 1 1998; (p. 39)

— Review of A Place Like This Steven Herrick 1998 single work novel
'A Place Like This' by Steven Herrick Moira Robinson , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 6 no. 2 1998; (p. 22)

— Review of A Place Like This Steven Herrick 1998 single work novel
Untitled Kevin Brophy , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 42 no. 2 1998; (p. 21)

— Review of A Place Like This Steven Herrick 1998 single work novel
Ignore the Label : These Novels Tackle the Generic and the Challenging Jenny Pausacker , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 June 1998; (p. 9)

— Review of The Tiger Sophie Masson 1998 single work novel ; A Place Like This Steven Herrick 1998 single work novel ; Night Train Judith Clarke 1998 single work novel
Kid's Poetry Margaret Dunkle , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 204 1998; (p. 44)

— Review of A Place Like This Steven Herrick 1998 single work novel
Untitled Jane Connolly , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 13 no. 1 1998; (p. 39)

— Review of A Place Like This Steven Herrick 1998 single work novel
A Look At... The Short List for the CBC's Book of the Year : Older Readers Ormiston College's Literary Society , 1999 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 14 no. 3 1999; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Night Train Judith Clarke 1998 single work novel ; Camphor Laurel Sarah Walker 1998 single work novel ; A Place Like This Steven Herrick 1998 single work novel ; All My Dangerous Friends Sonya Hartnett 1998 single work novel
'A Place Like This' by Steven Herrick Moira Robinson , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 6 no. 2 1998; (p. 22)

— Review of A Place Like This Steven Herrick 1998 single work novel
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 1999 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 43 no. 3 1999; (p. 3-12)
Place in Poetry; Poetry in Its Place Alison Halliday , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 9 no. 3 1999; (p. 30-37)
Halliday examines the function of place in Out of the Dust by American writer Karen Hesse and A Place Like This by Steven Herrick, arguing that the unknown places found in children's poetry are 'linked to worlds of fantasy and make-believe and are similarly delineated by clearly recognizable elements' (30). She points out that notions of place are more clearly defined in poetry for children because 'place is a repository for many of the ideologies that permeate poetry that is written and chosen for children' (30). Halliday argues that the texts discussed exemplify the use of the postmodern literary techniques, self-reflexivity and intertextuality, and in doing so reinforce the on-going and intrinsic association of place and structures of childhood in ways that not only define 'place' but empower and validate the idea that 'through the interaction of with something natural it is possible to come to an understanding of oneself' (36-37).
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