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Alternative title: Mister Nick's Knitting
Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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When his knitting companion, Mrs. Jolley, who rides with him every day on the train into the city, becomes ill, Mr. Nick finds a way to cheer her up.

Notes

  • Also available as a sound recording.

Affiliation Notes

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

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Ai zhi maoxian de ni ke xiansheng
Language: Chinese
    • Taipei,
      c
      Taiwan,
      c
      East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      Hsinex , 1998 .
      Extent: 1 v. (unpaged)p.
      ISBN: 9789577621924, 9577621929

Works about this Work

Ideological Drift in Children's Picture Books Beverley Pennell , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August vol. 6 no. 2 1996; (p. 5-13)
Pennell discusses the ideological assumptions regarding reality in four children's picture books, The Widow's Broom by American writer, Chris Van Allsburg (1993), Beware, Beware by British author, Angela Barrett (1993) and two Australian texts, Drac and the Gremlin (Jane Tanner and Allan Baillie, 1988) and Mr Nick's Knitting, (Dee Huxley and Margaret Wild, 1988). Pennell examines the interdependent relationship between text and illustrations arguing that the collaboration between author and illustrator produces 'ideological tensions between the visual and verbal text' (5). Pennel claims that all four picture books may be seen as 'progressive' in their overt attempts to address sexism and reconsider 'the issue of gender roles and male /female relationships' however she argues that it is only in Beware, Beware that the reader will find a progressive feminist ideology. In relation to the other texts, the ideological underpinnings of the narratives reflect 'unconscious cultural assumptions' which function implicitly to reinscribe a patriarchal world view' (5). Pennell refers to this as the ideological 'drift' and argues that there needs to be 'consistency of the levels of signification in the verbal and visual texts' to ensure that this 'drift' does not occur in works which aim to demonstrate progressive social attitudes (12).
The Children's Book Council of Australia Awards 1989 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 33 no. 3 1989; (p. 3-8)
The judges' report for the 1989 Australian Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards.
Travelling by Illustration Dee Huxley , 1989 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 33 no. 3 1989; (p. 11-12)
Untitled Moya Costello , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 4 no. 2 1989; (p. 25)

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Angsting Emus and Punk Zebras Helen Markstein , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Editions , August no. 1 1989; (p. 8-9)

— Review of The Eleventh Hour : A Curious Mystery Graeme Base 1988 single work picture book ; Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book ; Drac and the Gremlin Allan Baillie 1988 single work picture book ; Megan's Star Allan Baillie 1988 single work novel
Untitled Robina Weir , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Lines , June vol. 5 no. 3 1989; (p. 32)

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Untitled 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Scan , May vol. 8 no. 4 1989;

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Untitled Ilene Cooper , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Booklist , 1 October vol. 86 no. 3 1989;

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Logical Selection and One Glaring Omission Sally McInerney , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 June 1989;

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book ; The Eleventh Hour : A Curious Mystery Graeme Base 1988 single work picture book ; Callie's Family Ruth Park 1988 single work children's fiction ; You Take the High Road Mary K. Pershall 1988 single work novel ; The Best-Kept Secret Emily Rodda 1988 single work children's fiction ; Answers to Brut Gillian Rubinstein 1988 single work children's fiction ; Drac and the Gremlin Allan Baillie 1988 single work picture book ; Wiggy and Boa Anna Fienberg 1988 single work children's fiction ; Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Walter McVitty 1988 single work picture book ; Megan's Star Allan Baillie 1988 single work novel ; The Lake at the End of the World Caroline Macdonald 1988 single work novel
Untitled Alice Brown , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Scan , May vol. 8 no. 4 1989; (p. 15)

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Untitled 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Lines , June vol. 5 no. 3 1989; (p. 32)

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Untitled Ilene Cooper , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Booklist , 1 October vol. 86 no. 3 1989; (p. 356-7)

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Of Seas, Dinosaurs, Fires and Grans Jenni Connor , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 14 October 1989;

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book ; There's a Sea in My Bedroom Margaret Wild 1984 single work picture book ; Derek, the Dinosaur Mary Blackwood 1987 single work picture book ; Clark Max Dann 1987 single work children's fiction
Untitled Kathy Haese , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Incite , July no. 10 1989; (p. 13)

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
The Book of the Year Award Shortlists Carmel Ballinger , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 4 no. 2 1989; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Wiggy and Boa Anna Fienberg 1988 single work children's fiction ; Megan's Star Allan Baillie 1988 single work novel ; The Lake at the End of the World Caroline Macdonald 1988 single work novel ; Deepwater Judith O'Neill 1987 single work novel ; You Take the High Road Mary K. Pershall 1988 single work novel ; Answers to Brut Gillian Rubinstein 1988 single work children's fiction ; Beyond the Labyrinth Gillian Rubinstein 1988 single work novel ; The Split Creek Kids Roger Vaughan Carr 1988 single work children's fiction ; The Australopedia : How Australia Works After 200 Years of Other People Living Here 1988 reference non-fiction ; Callie's Family Ruth Park 1988 single work children's fiction ; The Best-Kept Secret Emily Rodda 1988 single work children's fiction ; Melanie and the Night Animal Gillian Rubinstein 1988 single work children's fiction ; The Eleventh Hour : A Curious Mystery Graeme Base 1988 single work picture book ; Edward the Emu Sheena Knowles 1988 single work picture book children's fiction ; Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Walter McVitty 1988 single work picture book ; My Place in Space Robin A Hirst Sally Hirst 1988 single work picture book ; Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book ; Drac and the Gremlin Allan Baillie 1988 single work picture book
Untitled Beatrice Fincher , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 33 no. 3 1989; (p. 16)

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Untitled Moya Costello , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 4 no. 2 1989; (p. 25)

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Angsting Emus and Punk Zebras Helen Markstein , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Editions , August no. 1 1989; (p. 8-9)

— Review of The Eleventh Hour : A Curious Mystery Graeme Base 1988 single work picture book ; Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book ; Drac and the Gremlin Allan Baillie 1988 single work picture book ; Megan's Star Allan Baillie 1988 single work novel
Untitled Robina Weir , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Lines , June vol. 5 no. 3 1989; (p. 32)

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Untitled 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Scan , May vol. 8 no. 4 1989;

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Untitled Ilene Cooper , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Booklist , 1 October vol. 86 no. 3 1989;

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Logical Selection and One Glaring Omission Sally McInerney , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 June 1989;

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book ; The Eleventh Hour : A Curious Mystery Graeme Base 1988 single work picture book ; Callie's Family Ruth Park 1988 single work children's fiction ; You Take the High Road Mary K. Pershall 1988 single work novel ; The Best-Kept Secret Emily Rodda 1988 single work children's fiction ; Answers to Brut Gillian Rubinstein 1988 single work children's fiction ; Drac and the Gremlin Allan Baillie 1988 single work picture book ; Wiggy and Boa Anna Fienberg 1988 single work children's fiction ; Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Walter McVitty 1988 single work picture book ; Megan's Star Allan Baillie 1988 single work novel ; The Lake at the End of the World Caroline Macdonald 1988 single work novel
Untitled Alice Brown , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Scan , May vol. 8 no. 4 1989; (p. 15)

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Untitled 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Lines , June vol. 5 no. 3 1989; (p. 32)

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Untitled Ilene Cooper , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Booklist , 1 October vol. 86 no. 3 1989; (p. 356-7)

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Of Seas, Dinosaurs, Fires and Grans Jenni Connor , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 14 October 1989;

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book ; There's a Sea in My Bedroom Margaret Wild 1984 single work picture book ; Derek, the Dinosaur Mary Blackwood 1987 single work picture book ; Clark Max Dann 1987 single work children's fiction
Untitled Kathy Haese , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Incite , July no. 10 1989; (p. 13)

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
The Book of the Year Award Shortlists Carmel Ballinger , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 4 no. 2 1989; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Wiggy and Boa Anna Fienberg 1988 single work children's fiction ; Megan's Star Allan Baillie 1988 single work novel ; The Lake at the End of the World Caroline Macdonald 1988 single work novel ; Deepwater Judith O'Neill 1987 single work novel ; You Take the High Road Mary K. Pershall 1988 single work novel ; Answers to Brut Gillian Rubinstein 1988 single work children's fiction ; Beyond the Labyrinth Gillian Rubinstein 1988 single work novel ; The Split Creek Kids Roger Vaughan Carr 1988 single work children's fiction ; The Australopedia : How Australia Works After 200 Years of Other People Living Here 1988 reference non-fiction ; Callie's Family Ruth Park 1988 single work children's fiction ; The Best-Kept Secret Emily Rodda 1988 single work children's fiction ; Melanie and the Night Animal Gillian Rubinstein 1988 single work children's fiction ; The Eleventh Hour : A Curious Mystery Graeme Base 1988 single work picture book ; Edward the Emu Sheena Knowles 1988 single work picture book children's fiction ; Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Walter McVitty 1988 single work picture book ; My Place in Space Robin A Hirst Sally Hirst 1988 single work picture book ; Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book ; Drac and the Gremlin Allan Baillie 1988 single work picture book
Untitled Beatrice Fincher , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 33 no. 3 1989; (p. 16)

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Ideological Drift in Children's Picture Books Beverley Pennell , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August vol. 6 no. 2 1996; (p. 5-13)
Pennell discusses the ideological assumptions regarding reality in four children's picture books, The Widow's Broom by American writer, Chris Van Allsburg (1993), Beware, Beware by British author, Angela Barrett (1993) and two Australian texts, Drac and the Gremlin (Jane Tanner and Allan Baillie, 1988) and Mr Nick's Knitting, (Dee Huxley and Margaret Wild, 1988). Pennell examines the interdependent relationship between text and illustrations arguing that the collaboration between author and illustrator produces 'ideological tensions between the visual and verbal text' (5). Pennel claims that all four picture books may be seen as 'progressive' in their overt attempts to address sexism and reconsider 'the issue of gender roles and male /female relationships' however she argues that it is only in Beware, Beware that the reader will find a progressive feminist ideology. In relation to the other texts, the ideological underpinnings of the narratives reflect 'unconscious cultural assumptions' which function implicitly to reinscribe a patriarchal world view' (5). Pennell refers to this as the ideological 'drift' and argues that there needs to be 'consistency of the levels of signification in the verbal and visual texts' to ensure that this 'drift' does not occur in works which aim to demonstrate progressive social attitudes (12).
The Children's Book Council of Australia Awards 1989 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 33 no. 3 1989; (p. 3-8)
The judges' report for the 1989 Australian Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards.
Travelling by Illustration Dee Huxley , 1989 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 33 no. 3 1989; (p. 11-12)
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