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Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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Author's synopsis: 'Two tales interweave through this novel, set in the dinosaur triangle of western Queensland. We follow the fate of a small ornithopod trying to survive as a plant-eater in a land of carnivores, through its fight for life to its ultimate death in the claws of a terrifying flesh eating theropod. Twelve-year-old Ellie Honeywell regards herself as an amateur palaeontologist. She's more familiar with ancient fossils than teenage boys. When Tom Hart, the son of Museum palaeontologists, invites her to a fossil dig near Winton, she thinks her fossil-finding fantasies have come true. But why did Tom have to invite his friend Peta along as well? She's 14, gorgeous, sophisticated and totally unbearable. So a camping trip to the Lark Quarry Dinosaur Stampede is a welcome relief for Ellie. But three men illegally mining for valuable opal fossils are at work in the area and they're not about to let some camping kids jeopardise their plans to escape undetected with their treasure. If the two girls are to outwit and survive these ruthless criminals they need to become allies. In a dramatic conclusion Ellie's discovery of the fossilized femur of the small ornithopod neatly ties the two narratives together, producing a satisfying conclusion to this adventure-packed novel.'

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    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 2006 .
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      Extent: 174p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 0734409125

Works about this Work

Out Back Adventures Kevin Steinberger , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 22 no. 5 2007; (p. 8-10)

— Review of Croc on the Loose Grace MacDonald Baldwin 2004 single work children's fiction ; The Giant Scrub Python Grace MacDonald Baldwin 2003 single work children's fiction ; Cross Currents Mrs Patchett Martin 1899 single work short story ; Bushfire Rescue Justin D'Ath 2005 single work children's fiction ; Crocodile Attack! Justin D'Ath 2005 single work children's fiction ; Scorpion Sting Justin D'Ath 2006 single work children's fiction ; Spider Bite Justin D'Ath 2007 single work children's fiction ; Secrets of Eromanga Sheryl Gwyther 2006 single work novel ; Blind Trek Jim Kennedy 2007 single work children's fiction ; 68 Teeth James Moloney 2004 single work children's fiction ; Croc Bait Leonie Robin Norrington 2003 single work children's fiction ; The Barrumbi Kids Leonie Robin Norrington 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Spirit of Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington 2003 single work children's fiction ; Leaving Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington 2007 single work children's fiction ; The Last Muster Leonie Robin Norrington 2004 single work children's fiction ; Crocodile Attack Leone Peguero 2004 single work picture book ; Brumby Plains Joanne Van Os 2006 series - author children's fiction ; Castaway Joanne Van Os 2007 single work children's fiction
Arguing that 'the elemental adventure story is making a comeback' (8), Steinberger gives a brief overview of a number of Australian children's fictions which he sees as representing a 'new wave of outback adventures' (10).
Untitled Stella Lees , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 50 no. 3 2006; (p. 37)

— Review of Secrets of Eromanga Sheryl Gwyther 2006 single work novel
Untitled Helen Purdie , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 21 no. 3 2006; (p. 36)

— Review of Secrets of Eromanga Sheryl Gwyther 2006 single work novel
Untitled Jean Yates , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Books from Our Backyard : Must-Read Books from Queensland 2006; (p. 74)

— Review of Secrets of Eromanga Sheryl Gwyther 2006 single work novel
Untitled Stella Lees , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 50 no. 3 2006; (p. 37)

— Review of Secrets of Eromanga Sheryl Gwyther 2006 single work novel
Untitled Helen Purdie , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 21 no. 3 2006; (p. 36)

— Review of Secrets of Eromanga Sheryl Gwyther 2006 single work novel
Out Back Adventures Kevin Steinberger , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 22 no. 5 2007; (p. 8-10)

— Review of Croc on the Loose Grace MacDonald Baldwin 2004 single work children's fiction ; The Giant Scrub Python Grace MacDonald Baldwin 2003 single work children's fiction ; Cross Currents Mrs Patchett Martin 1899 single work short story ; Bushfire Rescue Justin D'Ath 2005 single work children's fiction ; Crocodile Attack! Justin D'Ath 2005 single work children's fiction ; Scorpion Sting Justin D'Ath 2006 single work children's fiction ; Spider Bite Justin D'Ath 2007 single work children's fiction ; Secrets of Eromanga Sheryl Gwyther 2006 single work novel ; Blind Trek Jim Kennedy 2007 single work children's fiction ; 68 Teeth James Moloney 2004 single work children's fiction ; Croc Bait Leonie Robin Norrington 2003 single work children's fiction ; The Barrumbi Kids Leonie Robin Norrington 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Spirit of Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington 2003 single work children's fiction ; Leaving Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington 2007 single work children's fiction ; The Last Muster Leonie Robin Norrington 2004 single work children's fiction ; Crocodile Attack Leone Peguero 2004 single work picture book ; Brumby Plains Joanne Van Os 2006 series - author children's fiction ; Castaway Joanne Van Os 2007 single work children's fiction
Arguing that 'the elemental adventure story is making a comeback' (8), Steinberger gives a brief overview of a number of Australian children's fictions which he sees as representing a 'new wave of outback adventures' (10).
Untitled Jean Yates , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Books from Our Backyard : Must-Read Books from Queensland 2006; (p. 74)

— Review of Secrets of Eromanga Sheryl Gwyther 2006 single work novel
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