Cover image courtesy ABC.
y Yirra and Her Deadly Dog, Demon single work   children's fiction  
Note: Written by Anita Heiss and the students of La Perouse Public School. Illustrations Adam Hill.
Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Yirra's Mum's sick of vacuuming up fur balls, the neighbours are fed up with having their undies nicked from the clothesline, and her Step-Dad just wants his slippers back.
'If Yirra doesn't find a dog-trainer soon, she'll have to give her beloved Demon to a new family - one who likes dogs who run and dig a lot. Bursting with energy and madcap fun, Yirra and Her Deadly Dog, Demon gives young readers a contemporary view of urban Indigenous life in Sydney.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Reviewed briefly in the Weekend Australian (Review), 30 June - 1 July 2007, p.12.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: ABC Books , 2007 .
      Cover image courtesy ABC.
      Extent: 102p.
      Description: illus., map, ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes a glossary and biographical information on all the children involved in the story's composition.
      ISBN: 9780733320392, 0733320392

Works about this Work

BlackWords : Children's Literature About Country Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 6)

In this essay Heiss addresses the increasing number of Aboriginal authored children's and young adult literature published that focuses on the 'meaning of place' in an Indigenous context. She demonstrates this by selecting writings and stories from regions such as remote, semi-remote and desert to tropics, which showcase the diversity of life in different parts of Indigenous Australia and the essence of Aboriginal storytelling.

Untitled Margaret Hamilton , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 86 no. 8 2007; (p. 23)

— Review of Yirra and Her Deadly Dog, Demon Anita Heiss La Perouse Public School 2007 single work children's fiction
Untitled Moira Robinson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 22 no. 3 2007; (p. 35)

— Review of Yirra and Her Deadly Dog, Demon Anita Heiss La Perouse Public School 2007 single work children's fiction
All Things Nice and Puppy Dogs' Tails Anna Ryan-Punch , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 295 2007; (p. 57-58)

— Review of Annabel, Again Megan McKinlay 2007 single work children's fiction ; Leaving Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington 2007 single work children's fiction ; Yirra and Her Deadly Dog, Demon Anita Heiss La Perouse Public School 2007 single work children's fiction ; Eric and Einstein John Heffernan 2007 single work children's fiction ; Horse Girl Rides Again John Larkin 2007 single work children's fiction ; Danger Unlimited Dafne Bidwell 2007 single work children's fiction ; Megs and the Vootball Kids Neil Montagnana Wallace Mark Schwarzer 2007 single work children's fiction
Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 51 no. 3 2007; (p. 34)

— Review of Yirra and Her Deadly Dog, Demon Anita Heiss La Perouse Public School 2007 single work children's fiction
Untitled Margaret Hamilton , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 86 no. 8 2007; (p. 23)

— Review of Yirra and Her Deadly Dog, Demon Anita Heiss La Perouse Public School 2007 single work children's fiction
Untitled Moira Robinson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 22 no. 3 2007; (p. 35)

— Review of Yirra and Her Deadly Dog, Demon Anita Heiss La Perouse Public School 2007 single work children's fiction
All Things Nice and Puppy Dogs' Tails Anna Ryan-Punch , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 295 2007; (p. 57-58)

— Review of Annabel, Again Megan McKinlay 2007 single work children's fiction ; Leaving Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington 2007 single work children's fiction ; Yirra and Her Deadly Dog, Demon Anita Heiss La Perouse Public School 2007 single work children's fiction ; Eric and Einstein John Heffernan 2007 single work children's fiction ; Horse Girl Rides Again John Larkin 2007 single work children's fiction ; Danger Unlimited Dafne Bidwell 2007 single work children's fiction ; Megs and the Vootball Kids Neil Montagnana Wallace Mark Schwarzer 2007 single work children's fiction
Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 51 no. 3 2007; (p. 34)

— Review of Yirra and Her Deadly Dog, Demon Anita Heiss La Perouse Public School 2007 single work children's fiction
BlackWords : Children's Literature About Country Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 6)

In this essay Heiss addresses the increasing number of Aboriginal authored children's and young adult literature published that focuses on the 'meaning of place' in an Indigenous context. She demonstrates this by selecting writings and stories from regions such as remote, semi-remote and desert to tropics, which showcase the diversity of life in different parts of Indigenous Australia and the essence of Aboriginal storytelling.

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