y Penny Pollard's Diary single work   diary   children's   humour  
Is part of The Penny Pollard Series Robin Klein 1983 series - author Young Australia. Extension 1986 series - publisher
Issue Details: First known date: 1983 1983
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Penny's diary reveals her love of horses and her hatred of such things as wearing dresses, doing homework and old people until a meeting with the unusual eighty-one-year-old Mrs. Edith Bettany begins to challenge her point of view.

Adaptations

form y Kaboodle Penny Robenstone , Jeff Peck , Hazel Edwards , Pat Edwards , John Taylor , Alan Love , Murray Oliver , Steve French , Morris Gleitzman , Peter Viska , Paul Cox , Sue Smith , Gary Davis , Jan Sardi , Peita Letchford , Julia Gardiner , Shirley Barrett , Cate Cahill , Mark Osborn , Jennifer Mellet , Maggie Geddes , Neil Robinson , Jill Morris , John Skibinski , Sue Rendall , Greg Millin , Richard Chataway , Michael Cusack , Ross Gathercole , Paul Williams , ABC Television (publisher), Z1398900 1987 series - publisher film/TV children's fantasy science fiction humour adventure horror

An anthology series of children's stories, mixing live-action episodes with animation, clay animation, and puppetry. The stories, aimed specifically at the under 10s, are drawn from a variety of sources, including children's books, fairy tales, myths, and original ideas. Some of the episodes have involved, for example, Snow White as a punk bikie and the seven dwarves as a motorcycle gang; a pet stegosaurus; a boy with wheels instead of toes; and Trevor the glider-plane-catching cat.

According to Patricia Edgar,

Thirty separate self-contained dramas of differing lengths were to be packaged into half-hour episodes. The project was designed to showcase new, creative talent in the television industry. Competitions were run at the Australian Film and Television School and Swinburne Institute of Technology for the best concepts suitable for inclusion in the Kaboodle package, with prizes of $1000 awarded. The Foundation sought promising but inexperienced writers, would-be producers, directors and even accountants who wanted to earn their first credit to enable them to find a future in the industry.

Source: Patricia Edgar, Bloodbath: A Memoir of Australian Television, Melbourne: Melbourne UP, 2006, pp.175-76.

Kaboodle was produced in two series, the first of which included some live-action segements, but the second of which was entirely animated.

For a full list of episodes, see Film Details.

Episode listing for Kaboodle series two courtesy of the Australian Children's Television Foundation.

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.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Japanese

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— Appears in: The Age , 28 February 2004; (p. 6)

— Review of Penny Pollard's Diary Robin Klein 1983 single work diary
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— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 9 no. 3 2001; (p. 8-11)
Changing Perspectives : The Implied Reader in Australian Children's Literature 1841-1994 H. M. Saxby , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature in Education , March vol. 26 no. 1 1995; (p. 25-38)
Judges' Report, 1984 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 92 1984; (p. 6-13)
Robin Klein on Writing for Children Robin Klein , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 92 1984; (p. 15-16)
Untitled Leslie Derksen , 1984 single work review
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— Review of Penny Pollard's Diary Robin Klein 1983 single work diary
Untitled Mark Tonkiss , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Review (South Australia. School Libraries Branch) , September vol. 12 no. 3 1984; (p. 18)

— Review of Penny Pollard's Diary Robin Klein 1983 single work diary
Untitled 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 July 1984; (p. 3)

— Review of Penny Pollard's Diary Robin Klein 1983 single work diary
Untitled 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 July 1984;

— Review of Penny Pollard's Diary Robin Klein 1983 single work diary
Untitled 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 21 July 1984;

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— Appears in: Family Circle , 10 August 1984;

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Untitled 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 July 1984;

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Untitled Margaret Ingham , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , April no. 91 1984; (p. 46)

— Review of Penny Pollard's Diary Robin Klein 1983 single work diary
Untitled Leslie Derksen , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Centre Broadsheet , November - December vol. 3 no. 6 1984; (p. 2-3)

— Review of Penny Pollard's Diary Robin Klein 1983 single work diary
Fiction Lorien Kaye , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 February 2004; (p. 6)

— Review of Penny Pollard's Diary Robin Klein 1983 single work diary
Untitled Mark Tonkiss , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Review (South Australia. School Libraries Branch) , September vol. 12 no. 3 1984; (p. 18)

— Review of Penny Pollard's Diary Robin Klein 1983 single work diary
Untitled 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 July 1984; (p. 3)

— Review of Penny Pollard's Diary Robin Klein 1983 single work diary
Untitled 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 July 1984;

— Review of Penny Pollard's Diary Robin Klein 1983 single work diary
Untitled 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 21 July 1984;

— Review of Penny Pollard's Diary Robin Klein 1983 single work diary
Untitled 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Family Circle , 10 August 1984;

— Review of Penny Pollard's Diary Robin Klein 1983 single work diary
Untitled 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 July 1984;

— Review of Penny Pollard's Diary Robin Klein 1983 single work diary
Untitled Margaret Ingham , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , April no. 91 1984; (p. 46)

— Review of Penny Pollard's Diary Robin Klein 1983 single work diary
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)
Changing Perspectives : The Implied Reader in Australian Children's Literature 1841-1994 H. M. Saxby , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature in Education , March vol. 26 no. 1 1995; (p. 25-38)
Rereading Robin Klein Mark Macleod , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 9 no. 3 2001; (p. 8-11)
Judges' Report, 1984 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 92 1984; (p. 6-13)
Robin Klein on Writing for Children Robin Klein , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 92 1984; (p. 15-16)
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