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y Speak Chinese, Fang Fang! single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 1996 1996
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"Fang Fang is a young girl who migrated to Australia from China with her parents when she was little. Her desire to be as Australian as her classmates brings her into conflict with her mother, who is anxious that Fang Fang does not lose her cultural heritage. However, when Fang Fang's cousin Lily visits from China, Fang Fang is delighted to find that Lily speaks perfect English and is interested in the same music and singers."

Affiliation Notes

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

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Norwood, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 1996 .
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      Extent: [22]p.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Reprinted: 2006 ISBN of reprint: 9781862912908
      ISBN: 1862912904
    • Norwood, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 2017 .
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      Extent: 24p.
      Note/s:
      • Published January 2017
      ISBN: 9781742991818

Works about this Work

y Developing Intercultural Understanding through Asian-Australian Children's Literature Kerry Mallan , Deborah Henderson , Amy Cross , Cherie Allan , Marrickville : Primary English Teaching Association Australia , 2014 7259502 2014 single work criticism This PETAA paper discusses how the cross-curriculum priority concerned with developing Asia literacy, namely 'Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia', can be significantly advanced through the study of children's literature. The discussion proceeds from a brief overview of the historical development of Asia literacy to its current place with the Australian Curriculum. It then considers the potential of literature for assisting students and teachers in realising this priority through the Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing dataset, a research project on AustLit. Finally, it discusses a small selection of texts - two picture books and a novel - with suggestions of prompts for raising students' intercultural understanding.
The New Fringe Dwellers : The Problem of Ethnicity in Recent Australian Children's Picture Books Jeri Kroll , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Old Neighbours, New Visions 1997; Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August vol. 9 no. 2 1999; (p. 31-39)
Kroll looks at several children's texts in an effort to investigate a number of questions pertinent to the issue of moving the representation of ethnic groups 'beyond the immigration experience in literature so that the ethnicity of non-Anglo characters is no longer the focus' (31). This includes clarifying the cultural norms against which such characters are pitted, investigating the significance of the landscape in defining nationality and finally, considering whether having more authors/illustrators of non-Anglo origin in the field would 'alter the representation of ethnic groups' (31). She concludes that 'the appearance of non-Anglo children or adults as picture book protagonists has not increased to a substantial degree in recent years' and while ethnic characters are 'visible', the lack of centrality given to migrant groups and individuals continues the process of marginalization, tokenism and stereotyping which continues to dominate representations of non-Anglo experiences in Australian picture books (38).
Untitled Halina Nowicka , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 40 no. 4 1996; (p. 23)

— Review of Speak Chinese, Fang Fang! Sally Rippin 1996 single work picture book ; Fang Fang's Chinese New Year Sally Rippin 1996 single work picture book
Untitled Anne Hanzl , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 11 no. 4 1996; (p. 29-30)

— Review of Speak Chinese, Fang Fang! Sally Rippin 1996 single work picture book ; Fang Fang's Chinese New Year Sally Rippin 1996 single work picture book
Untitled Halina Nowicka , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 40 no. 4 1996; (p. 23)

— Review of Speak Chinese, Fang Fang! Sally Rippin 1996 single work picture book ; Fang Fang's Chinese New Year Sally Rippin 1996 single work picture book
Untitled Anne Hanzl , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 11 no. 4 1996; (p. 29-30)

— Review of Speak Chinese, Fang Fang! Sally Rippin 1996 single work picture book ; Fang Fang's Chinese New Year Sally Rippin 1996 single work picture book
The New Fringe Dwellers : The Problem of Ethnicity in Recent Australian Children's Picture Books Jeri Kroll , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Old Neighbours, New Visions 1997; Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August vol. 9 no. 2 1999; (p. 31-39)
Kroll looks at several children's texts in an effort to investigate a number of questions pertinent to the issue of moving the representation of ethnic groups 'beyond the immigration experience in literature so that the ethnicity of non-Anglo characters is no longer the focus' (31). This includes clarifying the cultural norms against which such characters are pitted, investigating the significance of the landscape in defining nationality and finally, considering whether having more authors/illustrators of non-Anglo origin in the field would 'alter the representation of ethnic groups' (31). She concludes that 'the appearance of non-Anglo children or adults as picture book protagonists has not increased to a substantial degree in recent years' and while ethnic characters are 'visible', the lack of centrality given to migrant groups and individuals continues the process of marginalization, tokenism and stereotyping which continues to dominate representations of non-Anglo experiences in Australian picture books (38).
y Developing Intercultural Understanding through Asian-Australian Children's Literature Kerry Mallan , Deborah Henderson , Amy Cross , Cherie Allan , Marrickville : Primary English Teaching Association Australia , 2014 7259502 2014 single work criticism This PETAA paper discusses how the cross-curriculum priority concerned with developing Asia literacy, namely 'Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia', can be significantly advanced through the study of children's literature. The discussion proceeds from a brief overview of the historical development of Asia literacy to its current place with the Australian Curriculum. It then considers the potential of literature for assisting students and teachers in realising this priority through the Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing dataset, a research project on AustLit. Finally, it discusses a small selection of texts - two picture books and a novel - with suggestions of prompts for raising students' intercultural understanding.
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