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y John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 1977 1977
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'Rose and her Old English Sheepdog, John Brown, live contentedly together. They need only each other. When the midnight cat appears outside their home, John Brown refuses even to admit its existence. But he comes to realise that the cat is important to Rose and to allow it in the house, even though it makes him sad.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Other formats: Also braille and 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.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Harmondsworth, Middlesex,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Kestrel , 1977 .
      Extent: [32] p.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0722653506
    • Scarsdale, New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Bradbury Press , 1978 .
      Extent: 33p.
      ISBN: 0878881204
    • Harmondsworth, Middlesex,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Puffin , 1979 .
      Extent: 30p.
      Reprinted: 1997
      ISBN: 0140503064
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Viking Kestrel , 1985 .
      Extent: 32p.
      Reprinted: 1988
      ISBN: 0670807907
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin Books , 2002 .
      Extent: 30p.
      ISBN: 0734306458
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 2005 .
      Courtesy of Penguin Books Australia.
      Extent: 32p.
      ISBN: 0143501690
Alternative title: Oskar und die Mitternachtskatze
Language: German
    • c
      Switzerland,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Artemis , 1977 .
      Extent: 1 v.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 3760804446

Works about this Work

Untitled Jean Yates , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Books from Our Backyard : Must-Read Books from Queensland 2006; (p. 17)

— Review of John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat Jenny Wagner 1977 single work picture book
y Developing a Hungry Eye : Evaluating the Visual Narrative in Australian Children's Picture Books Stephanie Owen Reeder , Bruce : 2004 Z1133200 2004 single work thesis During the period studied in this thesis, 1970-1999, picture books in Australia have become increasingly sophisticated and complex. In order to decode them readers need higher levels of visual literacy. In researching this the author has created a framework for evaluating visual narrative structure in picture books. This was then developed and tested on a total of 145 Australian picture books, with special focus given to the works of Ron Brooks, Dick Roughsey and Percy Trezise, Mem Fox, Donna Rawlins, Gary Crew and Bob Graham.
John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 19 no. 5 2004; (p. 10-11)
Stephanie Owen Reeder revists this modern classic and examines the layers of meaning in the text and illustrations.
Picture Books and Postal Stamps : Postal Stamps Celebrate Fifty Years of the CBCA Awards Margot Hillel , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 11 no. 3 1996; (p. 10-12)
Truthfulness to Life : An Exploration of 'John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat' and 'The Idle Bear' Bev Croker , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 35 no. 4 1991; (p. 8-11)
Know the Author : Jenny Wagner Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 1991 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 6 no. 1 1991; (p. 18-19)
What do Kids Want? 1991 single work review
— Appears in: SundayLife , 21 July 1991; (p. 11)

— Review of John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat Jenny Wagner 1977 single work picture book
A Taste of the Best : Gourmet Guide to Children's Books Walter McVitty , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , October no. 81 1981; (p. 7-22)
Walter McVitty looks at the importance of food in children's books including some Australian works.
John Brown Ron Brooks , 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 68 1978; (p. 5-10)
An autobiographical reflection by Ron Brooks on his own creative processes, and specifically on the making of John Brown, Rose, and the Midnight Cat.
Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 1978 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 68 1978; (p. 2-4)
Children's Book Week Competition Judges' Report 1978 1978 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 July 1978;

— Review of John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat Jenny Wagner 1977 single work picture book ; Dominic Mary White 1977 single work children's fiction ; The Lighthouse Keeper's Breakfast Ronda Armitage 1999 single work picture book ; The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch Ronda Armitage 1977 single work picture book
Pantomime of Variables Belle Y. Alderman , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 July 1978;

— Review of John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat Jenny Wagner 1977 single work picture book
Children's books of the year 1978 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 July 1978;

— Review of John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat Jenny Wagner 1977 single work picture book
Untitled Walter McVitty , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , April no. 67 (p. 14)

— Review of John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat Jenny Wagner 1977 single work picture book
Untitled Jean Yates , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Books from Our Backyard : Must-Read Books from Queensland 2006; (p. 17)

— Review of John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat Jenny Wagner 1977 single work picture book
Children's Book Week Competition Judges' Report 1978 1978 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 July 1978;

— Review of John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat Jenny Wagner 1977 single work picture book ; Dominic Mary White 1977 single work children's fiction ; The Lighthouse Keeper's Breakfast Ronda Armitage 1999 single work picture book ; The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch Ronda Armitage 1977 single work picture book
Pantomime of Variables Belle Y. Alderman , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 July 1978;

— Review of John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat Jenny Wagner 1977 single work picture book
Children's books of the year 1978 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 July 1978;

— Review of John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat Jenny Wagner 1977 single work picture book
What do Kids Want? 1991 single work review
— Appears in: SundayLife , 21 July 1991; (p. 11)

— Review of John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat Jenny Wagner 1977 single work picture book
Untitled Walter McVitty , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , April no. 67 (p. 14)

— Review of John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat Jenny Wagner 1977 single work picture book
Truthfulness to Life : An Exploration of 'John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat' and 'The Idle Bear' Bev Croker , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 35 no. 4 1991; (p. 8-11)
y Developing a Hungry Eye : Evaluating the Visual Narrative in Australian Children's Picture Books Stephanie Owen Reeder , Bruce : 2004 Z1133200 2004 single work thesis During the period studied in this thesis, 1970-1999, picture books in Australia have become increasingly sophisticated and complex. In order to decode them readers need higher levels of visual literacy. In researching this the author has created a framework for evaluating visual narrative structure in picture books. This was then developed and tested on a total of 145 Australian picture books, with special focus given to the works of Ron Brooks, Dick Roughsey and Percy Trezise, Mem Fox, Donna Rawlins, Gary Crew and Bob Graham.
John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 19 no. 5 2004; (p. 10-11)
Stephanie Owen Reeder revists this modern classic and examines the layers of meaning in the text and illustrations.
Know the Author : Jenny Wagner Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 1991 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 6 no. 1 1991; (p. 18-19)
Picture Books and Postal Stamps : Postal Stamps Celebrate Fifty Years of the CBCA Awards Margot Hillel , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 11 no. 3 1996; (p. 10-12)
John Brown Ron Brooks , 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 68 1978; (p. 5-10)
An autobiographical reflection by Ron Brooks on his own creative processes, and specifically on the making of John Brown, Rose, and the Midnight Cat.
Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 1978 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 68 1978; (p. 2-4)
A Taste of the Best : Gourmet Guide to Children's Books Walter McVitty , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , October no. 81 1981; (p. 7-22)
Walter McVitty looks at the importance of food in children's books including some Australian works.
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