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Issue Details: First known date: 1989 1989
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Nam-Huong is a young Vietnamese refugee trying to come to terms with her new life in Australia without her family. She cries a lot of onion tears but eventually learns to smile inside and laugh so her tears fall like drops of dew.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it contains a Vietnamese character, and has been translated into Japanese.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 1990 .
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      Extent: 88p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 1st November 1990
      ISBN: 9780207170287
Alternative title: ナム・フォンの風
Transliterated title: Namu fon no kaze
Language: Japanese
    • Tokyo, Honshu,
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      Japan,
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      East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      Akane Shobo , 2003 .
      Extent: 99p.
      ISBN: 4251041887, 9784251041883

Works about this Work

Attitudes to War in Australian Children's Literature Anne M. O'Sullivan , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , April vol. 5 no. 1 1994; (p. 34-48)
O'Sullivan seeks to 'identify attitudes to war in Australian children's literature' in the period 1914-1994, noting in particular the movement from identification with Britain and the Empire in the early decades of this period to an affinity with Asia and the Pacific in the latter decades (34). The discussion begins with a literature review of Australian and overseas critical research in this field and then surveys a large number of (mainly Australian) novels with war as the central/pivotal theme. O'Sullivan concludes that there has been a change in attitudes to war in Australian children's literature, whereby 'once Australia was part of the British Empire and prepared to fight for that anywhere in the world, now multicultural Australia takes a broader view and sees herself as part of a global family' (47).
Juniors no Longer a Neglected Species Katharine England , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 March 1990;

— Review of The Ghost in Abigail Terrace Robin Klein 1989 single work picture book ; Onion Tears Diana Kidd 1989 single work children's fiction
The Pick for the Children Leonie Tyle , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 March 1990; (p. 7-8)

— Review of A Nice Walk in the Jungle Nan Bodsworth 1989 single work picture book ; Following the Gold 1989 selected work poetry ; The Red King Victor Kelleher 1989 single work novel ; Onion Tears Diana Kidd 1989 single work children's fiction ; A Proper Little Lady Nette Hilton 1989 single work picture book ; Balyet Patricia Wrightson 1989 single work novel ; I Wish I Had a Pirate Suit Pamela Allen 1989 single work picture book ; Papa and the Olden Days Ian Edwards 1989 single work picture book ; Grandad's Magic Bob Graham 1989 single work picture book ; The Journey Home Alison Lester 1989 single work picture book ; Came Back to Show You I Could Fly Robin Klein 1989 single work novel ; The Very Best of Friends Margaret Wild 1989 single work picture book ; Merryll of the Stones Brian Caswell 1989 single work novel
The Children's Book of the Year Awards Shortlists Jenni Connor , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 5 no. 2 1990; (p. 22-24)

— Review of The Journey Home Alison Lester 1989 single work picture book ; I Wish I Had a Pirate Suit Pamela Allen 1989 single work picture book ; A Nice Walk in the Jungle Nan Bodsworth 1989 single work picture book ; Grandad's Magic Bob Graham 1989 single work picture book ; A Proper Little Lady Nette Hilton 1989 single work picture book ; The Very Best of Friends Margaret Wild 1989 single work picture book ; Pigs and Honey Jeanie Adams 1989 single work picture book ; Papa and the Olden Days Ian Edwards 1989 single work picture book ; Onion Tears Diana Kidd 1989 single work children's fiction ; The Extraordinary Magics of Emma McDade Libby Hathorn 1989 single work children's fiction ; Following the Gold 1989 selected work poetry ; The Dragon of Mith Kate Walker 1989 single work children's fiction ; Merryll of the Stones Brian Caswell 1989 single work novel ; The Red King Victor Kelleher 1989 single work novel ; Balyet Patricia Wrightson 1989 single work novel ; Skymaze Gillian Rubinstein 1989 single work children's fiction ; Thunderwith Libby Hathorn 1989 single work novel ; Came Back to Show You I Could Fly Robin Klein 1989 single work novel
Untitled Bernice Eastman , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 34 no. 3 1990; (p. 24)

— Review of Onion Tears Diana Kidd 1989 single work children's fiction
Juniors no Longer a Neglected Species Katharine England , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 March 1990;

— Review of The Ghost in Abigail Terrace Robin Klein 1989 single work picture book ; Onion Tears Diana Kidd 1989 single work children's fiction
The Pick for the Children Leonie Tyle , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 March 1990; (p. 7-8)

— Review of A Nice Walk in the Jungle Nan Bodsworth 1989 single work picture book ; Following the Gold 1989 selected work poetry ; The Red King Victor Kelleher 1989 single work novel ; Onion Tears Diana Kidd 1989 single work children's fiction ; A Proper Little Lady Nette Hilton 1989 single work picture book ; Balyet Patricia Wrightson 1989 single work novel ; I Wish I Had a Pirate Suit Pamela Allen 1989 single work picture book ; Papa and the Olden Days Ian Edwards 1989 single work picture book ; Grandad's Magic Bob Graham 1989 single work picture book ; The Journey Home Alison Lester 1989 single work picture book ; Came Back to Show You I Could Fly Robin Klein 1989 single work novel ; The Very Best of Friends Margaret Wild 1989 single work picture book ; Merryll of the Stones Brian Caswell 1989 single work novel
The Children's Book of the Year Awards Shortlists Jenni Connor , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 5 no. 2 1990; (p. 22-24)

— Review of The Journey Home Alison Lester 1989 single work picture book ; I Wish I Had a Pirate Suit Pamela Allen 1989 single work picture book ; A Nice Walk in the Jungle Nan Bodsworth 1989 single work picture book ; Grandad's Magic Bob Graham 1989 single work picture book ; A Proper Little Lady Nette Hilton 1989 single work picture book ; The Very Best of Friends Margaret Wild 1989 single work picture book ; Pigs and Honey Jeanie Adams 1989 single work picture book ; Papa and the Olden Days Ian Edwards 1989 single work picture book ; Onion Tears Diana Kidd 1989 single work children's fiction ; The Extraordinary Magics of Emma McDade Libby Hathorn 1989 single work children's fiction ; Following the Gold 1989 selected work poetry ; The Dragon of Mith Kate Walker 1989 single work children's fiction ; Merryll of the Stones Brian Caswell 1989 single work novel ; The Red King Victor Kelleher 1989 single work novel ; Balyet Patricia Wrightson 1989 single work novel ; Skymaze Gillian Rubinstein 1989 single work children's fiction ; Thunderwith Libby Hathorn 1989 single work novel ; Came Back to Show You I Could Fly Robin Klein 1989 single work novel
Untitled Bernice Eastman , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 34 no. 3 1990; (p. 24)

— Review of Onion Tears Diana Kidd 1989 single work children's fiction
Attitudes to War in Australian Children's Literature Anne M. O'Sullivan , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , April vol. 5 no. 1 1994; (p. 34-48)
O'Sullivan seeks to 'identify attitudes to war in Australian children's literature' in the period 1914-1994, noting in particular the movement from identification with Britain and the Empire in the early decades of this period to an affinity with Asia and the Pacific in the latter decades (34). The discussion begins with a literature review of Australian and overseas critical research in this field and then surveys a large number of (mainly Australian) novels with war as the central/pivotal theme. O'Sullivan concludes that there has been a change in attitudes to war in Australian children's literature, whereby 'once Australia was part of the British Empire and prepared to fight for that anywhere in the world, now multicultural Australia takes a broader view and sees herself as part of a global family' (47).
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