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y Selby Speaks single work   children's fiction   children's   humour  
Is part of Selby Series Duncan Ball 1985- series - author children's fiction
Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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'Selby is still valiantly trying to keep his gift of the gab a secret. After all, if his owners, the Trifles, find out that their pet pooch can talk, they might ask him to do chores like answer the telephone or do the shopping. Worse still, they might hand him over to snoopy scientists and he'd spend the rest of his life answering stupid questions. Selby has vowed to keep his trap shut — even if it kills him! But only fast talking can save him when he's caught in a cage with Two-Tooth Tina, or is about to be dumped over a cliff, or is going to be sliced into Selby-salami by a gigantic saw blade ... Yikes!' (Source: author'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

    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1988 .
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      Extent: 137p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • At head of dustcover: More Riotous Adventures of a Talking Dog.
      ISBN: 020716794X (pbk.), 0207157391
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 2005 .
      Extent: xi, 156p.
      ISBN: 9780207200243 (paperback)
    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2009 .
      ISBN: 9780207200243 (pbk.), 0207200246 (pbk.)
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2011 .
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      Extent: 176p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 March 2011
      ISBN: 9780730495246
  • Appears in:
    y Selby Celebrates Duncan Ball , Sydney : HarperCollins , 2015 8702649 2015 selected work poetry children's Sydney : HarperCollins , 2015
Alternative title: Serubī no bōken
Alternative title: セルビーのぼう

Works about this Work

The Nine Lives of Aoi Kashima Duncan Ball , 1995 single work prose
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 39 no. 2 1995; (p. 5-7)
In this essay, Ball discusses some of the problems that translators encounter when they try to translate his works. He also describes the translation of his books into Japanese by 'Aoi Kashima', who is not actually a single translator, but rather a group of nine Japanese women who translate as a team, working under a pseudonym of their own construction; the name 'Aoi Kashima' is 'made up of letters from the names of the actual translators', Ball writes.
Untitled Ashley Freeman , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 35 no. 3 1991; (p. 22)

— Review of Selby Speaks Duncan Ball 1988 single work children's fiction ; Selby Screams Duncan Ball 1989 single work children's fiction
Magical Gorilla in a Hat and Coat Jackie Hammerton , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Herald Sun , 2 March 1991; (p. 58)

— Review of Selby Speaks Duncan Ball 1988 single work children's fiction
Untitled James Lewis , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 3 no. 5 1988; (p. 30)

— Review of Selby Speaks Duncan Ball 1988 single work children's fiction
Untitled Ashley Freeman , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 35 no. 3 1991; (p. 22)

— Review of Selby Speaks Duncan Ball 1988 single work children's fiction ; Selby Screams Duncan Ball 1989 single work children's fiction
Untitled James Lewis , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 3 no. 5 1988; (p. 30)

— Review of Selby Speaks Duncan Ball 1988 single work children's fiction
Magical Gorilla in a Hat and Coat Jackie Hammerton , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Herald Sun , 2 March 1991; (p. 58)

— Review of Selby Speaks Duncan Ball 1988 single work children's fiction
The Nine Lives of Aoi Kashima Duncan Ball , 1995 single work prose
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 39 no. 2 1995; (p. 5-7)
In this essay, Ball discusses some of the problems that translators encounter when they try to translate his works. He also describes the translation of his books into Japanese by 'Aoi Kashima', who is not actually a single translator, but rather a group of nine Japanese women who translate as a team, working under a pseudonym of their own construction; the name 'Aoi Kashima' is 'made up of letters from the names of the actual translators', Ball writes.
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