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Issue Details: First known date: 1999 1999
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'A retired policeman is telling his grandchildren the "real life" horror story of "Dicky" Dingle. "Dicky" was the groundsman at a small bush school, none too bright and lamed by polio - a sitting duck for some of the nastier children, who make his life a misery. Unbeknown to the children, "Dicky" plans a horrible revenge on his tormentors.'
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Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has a Korean translation.

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    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 1999 .
      Extent: 47p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0850919657 (pbk.)
      Series: After Dark Gary Crew (editor), Lothian (publisher), 1995 series - publisher children's thriller horror After Dark is a popular series of thrillers, some containing mild horror or supernatural content, written for older children by Australian and New Zealand authors. The books are extensively illustrated, and are targeted at reluctant readers, although their appeal has proved to be much wider. The series is edited by Gary Crew, who has also authored some of the books in the series. After Dark has also been published as a series in the United Kingdom by Franklin Watts. According to the Courier Mail (Brisbane), "All the stories [in the After Dark series] are strong, dramatic and chilling. They are rich in symbolism and meaning. They are well crafted and feature a range of story structures from simple narratives to complex multi-layered plots. After Dark offers the promise of heart-stopping, spine-tingling drama and it doesn't disappoint." Number in series: 33
Language: Korean

Works about this Work

Untitled Esmé Kidd , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 13 no. 3 1999; (p. 9-10)

— Review of The Puppet Ian Bone 1999 single work children's fiction ; The Grandstand Gary Crew 1999 single work children's fiction ; The Hicksville Horror Nette Hilton 1999 single work children's fiction
Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 7 no. 2 1999; (p. 43)

— Review of The Grandstand Gary Crew 1999 single work children's fiction ; The Darkroom Gerard Ross 1999 single work children's fiction
Untitled Esmé Kidd , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 13 no. 3 1999; (p. 9-10)

— Review of The Puppet Ian Bone 1999 single work children's fiction ; The Grandstand Gary Crew 1999 single work children's fiction ; The Hicksville Horror Nette Hilton 1999 single work children's fiction
Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 7 no. 2 1999; (p. 43)

— Review of The Grandstand Gary Crew 1999 single work children's fiction ; The Darkroom Gerard Ross 1999 single work children's fiction
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