y Fighting Ruben Wolfe single work   novel   young adult  
Is part of Wolfe Trilogy Markus Zusak 1999-2001 series - author novel
Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Partly because of their family's poor finances and partly to prove themselves, brothers Ruben and Cameron take jobs as fighters and find themselves reacting very differently in the boxing ring. (Source: Trove)

Notes

  • Book 2 of the Wolfe Trilogy.
  • Other formats: Sound recording

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Norwood, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 2000 .
      Extent: 156p.
      ISBN: 1862914311
  • Appears in:
    y Under Dogs Markus Zusak , New York (City) : Arthur A. Levine Books , 2011 Z1898435 2011 selected work novel New York (City) : Arthur A. Levine Books , 2011
Alternative title: Ulvekæmperen
Language: Danish
    • Copenhagen,
      c
      Denmark,
      c
      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Høst and Søn , 2003 .
      Extent: 138p.
      ISBN: 8714198800

Works about this Work

A Sporting Chance : Class in Markus Zusak's The Messenger and Fighting Ruben Wolfe Elizabeth Bullen , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 16 no. 2 2006; (p. 46-50)
In this essay, Bullen focuses on the interrelationship between class consciousness and individual agency in two novels by Markus Zusak, Fighting Ruben Wolfe and The Messenger. She interrogates how both texts reflect and contest class prejudice in relation to those who are marginalised and stigmatised through particular economic circumstances. By looking at how sport is used as a metaphor for life, Bullen critiques the popular motif of (social) winners and losers that permeates children's sport stories, particularly the assumption that success in sport is emblematic of success in other social fields. Fighting Ruben Wolfe centers upon illegal boxing, a sport often associated with or reflective of 'informal, lower class activities' and Bullen looks at the implications of class location and low status lifestyles by questioning the representation of social games in terms of social mobility, particularly when the notion of upward mobility assumes that a 'less desirable social location is left behind' (50).
Pappa's Got a Brand New Suit Markus Zusak , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 10 no. 1 2002; (p. 4-5)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 2001 2001 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 45 no. 3 2001; (p. 2-12)
In Wolfe's Clothing Keith Austin , 2001 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 December 2001; (p. 12)
Untitled Bill Ott , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Booklist , 20 February vol. 97 no. 12 2001; (p. 1129)

— Review of Fighting Ruben Wolfe Markus Zusak 2000 single work novel
All These for Older Readers Have Some Violence Laurie Copping , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 August 2001; (p. 18)

— Review of Wolf on the Fold Judith Clarke 2000 selected work short story ; Dogs Bill Condon 2000 single work novel ; Fighting Ruben Wolfe Markus Zusak 2000 single work novel
Untitled Peter D. Sieruta , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Horn Book Magazine , March/April vol. 77 no. 2 2001; (p. 217)

— Review of Fighting Ruben Wolfe Markus Zusak 2000 single work novel
Untitled Geoff Ferguson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 15 no. 2 2001; (p. 72-73)

— Review of Fighting Ruben Wolfe Markus Zusak 2000 single work novel
Untitled Alex Radovanovic (interviewer), 2000 single work interview
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 8 no. 4 2000; (p. 11-13)
Untitled Sue Clancy , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 44 no. 3 2000; (p. 36)

— Review of Fighting Ruben Wolfe Markus Zusak 2000 single work novel
Untitled Helen Purdie , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 15 no. 2 2000; (p. 40)

— Review of Fighting Ruben Wolfe Markus Zusak 2000 single work novel
'Fighting Ruben Wolfe' by Markus Zusak Alex Radovanovic , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 8 no. 4 2000; (p. 10)

— Review of Fighting Ruben Wolfe Markus Zusak 2000 single work novel
Untitled Sue Clancy , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 44 no. 3 2000; (p. 36)

— Review of Fighting Ruben Wolfe Markus Zusak 2000 single work novel
Untitled Helen Purdie , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 15 no. 2 2000; (p. 40)

— Review of Fighting Ruben Wolfe Markus Zusak 2000 single work novel
Untitled Bill Ott , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Booklist , 20 February vol. 97 no. 12 2001; (p. 1129)

— Review of Fighting Ruben Wolfe Markus Zusak 2000 single work novel
All These for Older Readers Have Some Violence Laurie Copping , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 August 2001; (p. 18)

— Review of Wolf on the Fold Judith Clarke 2000 selected work short story ; Dogs Bill Condon 2000 single work novel ; Fighting Ruben Wolfe Markus Zusak 2000 single work novel
'Fighting Ruben Wolfe' by Markus Zusak Alex Radovanovic , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 8 no. 4 2000; (p. 10)

— Review of Fighting Ruben Wolfe Markus Zusak 2000 single work novel
Untitled Peter D. Sieruta , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Horn Book Magazine , March/April vol. 77 no. 2 2001; (p. 217)

— Review of Fighting Ruben Wolfe Markus Zusak 2000 single work novel
Untitled Geoff Ferguson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 15 no. 2 2001; (p. 72-73)

— Review of Fighting Ruben Wolfe Markus Zusak 2000 single work novel
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 2001 2001 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 45 no. 3 2001; (p. 2-12)
A Sporting Chance : Class in Markus Zusak's The Messenger and Fighting Ruben Wolfe Elizabeth Bullen , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 16 no. 2 2006; (p. 46-50)
In this essay, Bullen focuses on the interrelationship between class consciousness and individual agency in two novels by Markus Zusak, Fighting Ruben Wolfe and The Messenger. She interrogates how both texts reflect and contest class prejudice in relation to those who are marginalised and stigmatised through particular economic circumstances. By looking at how sport is used as a metaphor for life, Bullen critiques the popular motif of (social) winners and losers that permeates children's sport stories, particularly the assumption that success in sport is emblematic of success in other social fields. Fighting Ruben Wolfe centers upon illegal boxing, a sport often associated with or reflective of 'informal, lower class activities' and Bullen looks at the implications of class location and low status lifestyles by questioning the representation of social games in terms of social mobility, particularly when the notion of upward mobility assumes that a 'less desirable social location is left behind' (50).
In Wolfe's Clothing Keith Austin , 2001 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 December 2001; (p. 12)
Untitled Alex Radovanovic (interviewer), 2000 single work interview
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 8 no. 4 2000; (p. 11-13)
Pappa's Got a Brand New Suit Markus Zusak , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 10 no. 1 2002; (p. 4-5)
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