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y A Country Far Away single work   picture book   children's  
Is part of Picture Puffins series - publisher
Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Parallel pictures reveal the essential similarities between the lives of two boys, one in a western country, one in a tribal African village.

Notes

  • This work has also been translated into French, German, Dutch and Danish.
  • Winner of the Christian Media Children's Book Prize, France; the Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year, USA; the NSCC/CBS Notable Children's Book, USA; and the Children's Book Foundation Book of the Year, UK.

Affiliation Notes

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

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Andersen , 1988 .
      Extent: 27p.
      Edition info: "An Andersen giant"
      Description: col. illus.
      Reprinted: 1998
      ISBN: 0862642043
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Puffin , 1988 .
      8335321706473051526.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 30p.
      Description: chiefly col. illus.
      Reprinted: 1990
      Note/s:
      • Part of Picture Puffins series.
      ISBN: 0140509542 (pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Orchard Books , 1989 .
      Extent: 31p.
      Edition info: 1st US ed.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0531083926
Alternative title: Dúr daraj ek mulk
Language: Urdu , English
    • Middlesex,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Magi , 1988 .
      Extent: 28p.
      ISBN: 1870271246

Works about this Work

A Similarity or Difference : The Problem of Race in Australian Picture Books Victoria Flanagan , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookbird , April vol. 51 no. 2 2013; (p. 13-22)
'The prevailing humanist ideology in fiction produced for children entails that thematic explorations of race usually pivot on the notion that humans are all created equal, regardless of race. However, this position fails to acknowledge the privileged status of whiteness as a racial category. This article examines two recent Australian picture books which explore the relationship between white and non-white identities in an Australian social context, arguing that the construction of whiteness as a normative standard of human experience must be interrogated before genuinely intersubjective race relations can be achieved.' (Author's abstract)
A Similarity or Difference : The Problem of Race in Australian Picture Books Victoria Flanagan , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookbird , April vol. 51 no. 2 2013; (p. 13-22)
'The prevailing humanist ideology in fiction produced for children entails that thematic explorations of race usually pivot on the notion that humans are all created equal, regardless of race. However, this position fails to acknowledge the privileged status of whiteness as a racial category. This article examines two recent Australian picture books which explore the relationship between white and non-white identities in an Australian social context, arguing that the construction of whiteness as a normative standard of human experience must be interrogated before genuinely intersubjective race relations can be achieved.' (Author's abstract)
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