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y Bumface single work   children's fiction   children's   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1998 1998
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Bumface! That's who Angus wants to be. He dreams of being bold, brave, wild and free. Like the pirate in the stories he tells his younger brother and sister. Instead Angus is just plain tired from changing nappies and wiping food off walls. His mum calls him Mr Dependable, but Angus can barely cope. Another baby would be a disaster. So Angus comes up with a bold and brave plan to stop her getting pregnant. That's when he meets Rindi, an Indian girl, and Angus thought he had problems... (Source: Author's website)

Notes

  • Included in the 1999 White Raven's Catalogue compiled by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it contains an Indian character.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1998 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 182p.
      Note/s:
      • Published:01/08/1998
      ISBN: 0140387978 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Subversion or Socialization? : Humour and Carnival in Morris Gleitzman's Texts Kathryn James , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature in Education , December vol. 35 no. 4 2004; (p. 367-379)
"Like their counterparts elsewhere, Australian children favour humorous novels; comedic writers consistently dominate the preteen and early teen fiction market in Australia. Regardless of its popularity, however, in comparison to more serious writing, humorous literature has received little critical attention. Of the studies aimed at this area, most have tended to concentrate on the various stages of development in childrens preferences for humor, its strategies, forms and appeal, with very few examining the ideological assumptions informing particular texts. Yet, this article argues, humorous books are no less concerned with culture, value and meaning than any other kind of fiction for children. As Morris Gleitzmans texts illustrate, by highlighting the cultural processes involved in the construction of language and meaning, inviting readers to play with ideas about language, social roles and behaviors, and creating characters who act in ways which are oppositional to usual socializing expectations, humorous literature, especially in carnivalized forms, has the potential to problematize unquestioning acceptance of various ideological para-digms, values, social practices and rules."
'Caught in the Crack' : Stereotypes of South Asians in Australian Children's and Adolescent Literature John Foster , Heather Foster , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookbird , vol. 37 no. 2 1999; (p. 30-35)
The article examines the characterisation and representation of South Asians in Australian children's literature.
Untitled Judithe Hall , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 42 no. 4 1998; (p. 21)

— Review of Bumface Morris Gleitzman 1998 single work children's fiction
Untitled Russ Merrin , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 13 no. 4 1998; (p. 35)

— Review of Bumface Morris Gleitzman 1998 single work children's fiction
Infectious Laughter Ruth Starke , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 206 1998; (p. 44)

— Review of Bumface Morris Gleitzman 1998 single work children's fiction ; Just Annoying! Andy Griffiths 1998 selected work children's fiction
Untitled Alex Radovanovic , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 6 no. 3 1998; (p. 44)

— Review of Bumface Morris Gleitzman 1998 single work children's fiction
Untitled Judithe Hall , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 42 no. 4 1998; (p. 21)

— Review of Bumface Morris Gleitzman 1998 single work children's fiction
Untitled Russ Merrin , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 13 no. 4 1998; (p. 35)

— Review of Bumface Morris Gleitzman 1998 single work children's fiction
Infectious Laughter Ruth Starke , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 206 1998; (p. 44)

— Review of Bumface Morris Gleitzman 1998 single work children's fiction ; Just Annoying! Andy Griffiths 1998 selected work children's fiction
Untitled Alex Radovanovic , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 6 no. 3 1998; (p. 44)

— Review of Bumface Morris Gleitzman 1998 single work children's fiction
Subversion or Socialization? : Humour and Carnival in Morris Gleitzman's Texts Kathryn James , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature in Education , December vol. 35 no. 4 2004; (p. 367-379)
"Like their counterparts elsewhere, Australian children favour humorous novels; comedic writers consistently dominate the preteen and early teen fiction market in Australia. Regardless of its popularity, however, in comparison to more serious writing, humorous literature has received little critical attention. Of the studies aimed at this area, most have tended to concentrate on the various stages of development in childrens preferences for humor, its strategies, forms and appeal, with very few examining the ideological assumptions informing particular texts. Yet, this article argues, humorous books are no less concerned with culture, value and meaning than any other kind of fiction for children. As Morris Gleitzmans texts illustrate, by highlighting the cultural processes involved in the construction of language and meaning, inviting readers to play with ideas about language, social roles and behaviors, and creating characters who act in ways which are oppositional to usual socializing expectations, humorous literature, especially in carnivalized forms, has the potential to problematize unquestioning acceptance of various ideological para-digms, values, social practices and rules."
'Caught in the Crack' : Stereotypes of South Asians in Australian Children's and Adolescent Literature John Foster , Heather Foster , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookbird , vol. 37 no. 2 1999; (p. 30-35)
The article examines the characterisation and representation of South Asians in Australian children's literature.
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