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Alternative title: Volcano Boy: A Novel in Verse
Issue Details: First known date: 2001 2001
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Placed in the custody of his puritanical Uncle Frank, Alexander finds himself in volcano-circled Rabaul, where the dark powers of the volcano call to him as powerfully as the dark eyes of Alice, his newfound love. Alexander records his experiences in a candid journal that surfaces many years after the volcano's fury has settled to ash. But what has become of the writer?

Notes

  • A novel in verse form.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 2001 .
      Extent: 192p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 073440249X

Works about this Work

The Verse-Novel : A New Genre Joy Alexander , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature in Education , September vol. 36 no. 3 2005; (p. 269-283)
This article examines the verse-novel, a genre that has gained some prominence in children's fiction in the last ten years. The chief evolving characteristics of the genre in both style and content are discussed.
Untitled Jo Goodman , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 46 no. 1 2002; (p. 40)

— Review of Volcano Boy Libby Hathorn 2001 single work novel
PAPERbacks Fiona Capp , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 12 January 2002; (p. 9)

— Review of Volcano Boy Libby Hathorn 2001 single work novel
Marketable but No Poetry Here Simon Patton , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 February 2002; (p. 14)

— Review of Volcano Boy Libby Hathorn 2001 single work novel ; The Angel of Barbican High Michelle A. Taylor 2001 single work novel
Verse Novels with Bite Jenny Pausacker , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 May 2002; (p. 13)

— Review of The Year It All Happened Catherine Bateson 2001 single work novel ; The Angel of Barbican High Michelle A. Taylor 2001 single work novel ; Jinx Margaret Wild 2001 single work novel ; Volcano Boy Libby Hathorn 2001 single work novel ; Love Poems and Leg Spinners : A Month in the Life of Class 5B Steven Herrick 2001 selected work poetry
Untitled Anne Briggs , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 17 no. 1 2002; (p. 39)

— Review of Volcano Boy Libby Hathorn 2001 single work novel
Teen Verse Novels Katharine England , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 20 July 2002; (p. 19)

— Review of Jinx Margaret Wild 2001 single work novel ; The Angel of Barbican High Michelle A. Taylor 2001 single work novel ; Volcano Boy Libby Hathorn 2001 single work novel ; Painted Love Letters Catherine Bateson 2002 single work children's fiction
Untitled Christian Mondeil , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 16 no. 1 2002; (p. 37-38)

— Review of Volcano Boy Libby Hathorn 2001 single work novel
Untitled Jo Goodman , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 46 no. 1 2002; (p. 40)

— Review of Volcano Boy Libby Hathorn 2001 single work novel
PAPERbacks Fiona Capp , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 12 January 2002; (p. 9)

— Review of Volcano Boy Libby Hathorn 2001 single work novel
Marketable but No Poetry Here Simon Patton , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 February 2002; (p. 14)

— Review of Volcano Boy Libby Hathorn 2001 single work novel ; The Angel of Barbican High Michelle A. Taylor 2001 single work novel
Verse Novels with Bite Jenny Pausacker , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 May 2002; (p. 13)

— Review of The Year It All Happened Catherine Bateson 2001 single work novel ; The Angel of Barbican High Michelle A. Taylor 2001 single work novel ; Jinx Margaret Wild 2001 single work novel ; Volcano Boy Libby Hathorn 2001 single work novel ; Love Poems and Leg Spinners : A Month in the Life of Class 5B Steven Herrick 2001 selected work poetry
Untitled Anne Briggs , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 17 no. 1 2002; (p. 39)

— Review of Volcano Boy Libby Hathorn 2001 single work novel
Teen Verse Novels Katharine England , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 20 July 2002; (p. 19)

— Review of Jinx Margaret Wild 2001 single work novel ; The Angel of Barbican High Michelle A. Taylor 2001 single work novel ; Volcano Boy Libby Hathorn 2001 single work novel ; Painted Love Letters Catherine Bateson 2002 single work children's fiction
Untitled Christian Mondeil , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 16 no. 1 2002; (p. 37-38)

— Review of Volcano Boy Libby Hathorn 2001 single work novel
The Verse-Novel : A New Genre Joy Alexander , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature in Education , September vol. 36 no. 3 2005; (p. 269-283)
This article examines the verse-novel, a genre that has gained some prominence in children's fiction in the last ten years. The chief evolving characteristics of the genre in both style and content are discussed.
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