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y Requiem for a Beast single work   picture book   young adult  
Alternative title: Requiem for a Beast : A Work for Images, Word and Music
Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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'Requiem for a Beast is a remarkable exploration of the parallels between a young man's battle for psychological freedom and the processes that bind and blind us in society. Matt Ottley asks readers to be moved by beauty, truth and ultimately the knowledge of their own humanity. The book contains a CD of orchestral music, composed by Matt Ottley, and Aboriginal song.' (Source: TROVE)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 2007 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 90p.
      Description: col. illus., plus 1 audio CD
      Note/s:
      • Includes an audio component with accompanying music of Indigenous songs plus compositions by Ottley based on the Roman Catholic Requiem.
      ISBN: 0734407963 (hbk), 9780734407962

Works about this Work

Friday Essay: Feminist Medusas and Outback Minotaurs – Why Myth Is Big in Children’s Books Elizabeth Hale , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 3 June 2016;

'... Monsters from classical myth have been lurking in the gullies of Western literature for a long time – in retellings and adaptations, and acting as symbols and metaphors for aspects of the human experience.'

'They’ve been surfacing recently in fantasy for children and young adults. Imaginary Medusas, realistically drawn Minotaurs, as well as a multitude of many-headed Scyllas, Hydras and Cerberuses: they all appear in Australian children’s and YA fiction. ...'

Visual Identities : Australianness in Australian Picture Books Pam Macintyre , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Teaching Australian Literature : From Classroom Conversations to National Imaginings 2011; (p. 352-368)
‘The literature written for young people can be a vehicle for mediating change in mainstream attitudes, or it can confirm existing values. As with all literature, it carries ideologies. In this chapter, I will focus on the picture book, which constructs its meanings through dual visual and written texts. In particular, I will analyse selected, recent award-winning Australian picture books for their representations of ‘Australianness’.’ (From author’s introduction, p. 352)
Picture Books as Graphic Novels and Vice Versa : The Australian Experience John Foster , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookbird , vol. 49 no. 4 2011; (p. 68-75)
Blood and Violence Raises Hostile Reaction to Picture Book Winner Sarina Talip , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 August 2008; (p. 3)
Awards Sequel for Cat Picture-Book Project Deborah Bogle , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 August 2008; (p. 22)
A Book of Beastly Tales Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 August 2008; (p. 8-9)
Stephanie Owen Reeder charts the rise of picture books 'with dark themes' both in Australia and overseas and asks 'Is it time for the [Children's Book Council of Australia] to review all its categories and decide whether age or format should be the underlying criterion?'
'Foul' Kids' Book One of Century's Best Rosemary Sorensen , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 August 2008; (p. 9)
Vengeance Without Warning Jason Steger , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 20 September 2008; (p. 23)
A column canvassing current literary news including a brief report on John Birmingham's novel Without Warning and a comment on the use of strong language in Matt Ottley's Requiem for a Beast.
Analysing Their Dark Materials Rosemary Neill , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 September 2008; (p. 14-15)
Rosemary Neill canvasses opinion from authors, publishers and academics in relation to the depiction of violence and sex in children's and young adult literature.
Kids Book Choice Slammed Katherine Field , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 21 August vol. 7 no. 160 2008; (p. 12)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2008 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 52 no. 3 2008; (p. 3 - 9)
CBCA Awards - Acceptance Speeches : Matt Ottley Matt Ottley , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 52 no. 4 2008; (p. 4-5)
The Changing Face of Australian Picture Books Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2008 extract column (A Book of Beastly Tales)
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 52 no. 4 2008; (p. 6-7)
The contoversy concerning the winner of The Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year award for 2009, Requiem for a Beast by Matt Ottley, is examined.
An Early Taste of Literature Angie Schiavone , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 August 2008; (p. 33)

— Review of The Ghost's Child Sonya Hartnett 2007 single work novel ; Dragon Moon Carole Wilkinson 2007 single work children's fiction ; Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley Aaron Blabey 2007 single work picture book ; Requiem for a Beast Matt Ottley 2007 single work picture book ; Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books Frances Watts 2007 single work picture book
A review of the category winners in the 2008 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards.
Requiem for a Beast Jan Ormerod , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 16 no. 1 2008; (p. 41-42)

— Review of Requiem for a Beast Matt Ottley 2007 single work picture book
Requiem for a Beast by Matt Ottley Sonya Helbig , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Specusphere , March no. 1 2008;

— Review of Requiem for a Beast Matt Ottley 2007 single work picture book
How Requiem Came To Be Matt Ottley , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 21 no. 3 2007; (p. 13)
Untitled Heath Graham , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , June vol. 86 no. 9 2007; (p. 61)

— Review of Requiem for a Beast Matt Ottley 2007 single work picture book
Books Children's Emma Rodgers , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 - 12 August 2007; (p. 26)

— Review of Requiem for a Beast Matt Ottley 2007 single work picture book
[Untitled] Chloe Mauger , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 22 no. 4 2007; (p. 38)

— Review of Requiem for a Beast Matt Ottley 2007 single work picture book
Untitled Heath Graham , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , June vol. 86 no. 9 2007; (p. 61)

— Review of Requiem for a Beast Matt Ottley 2007 single work picture book
Books Children's Emma Rodgers , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 - 12 August 2007; (p. 26)

— Review of Requiem for a Beast Matt Ottley 2007 single work picture book
[Untitled] Chloe Mauger , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 22 no. 4 2007; (p. 38)

— Review of Requiem for a Beast Matt Ottley 2007 single work picture book
[Untitled] Linnet Hunter , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 15 no. 4 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of Requiem for a Beast Matt Ottley 2007 single work picture book
Untitled Sharon Seymour , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 51 no. 4 2007; (p. 7)

— Review of Requiem for a Beast Matt Ottley 2007 single work picture book
An Early Taste of Literature Angie Schiavone , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 August 2008; (p. 33)

— Review of The Ghost's Child Sonya Hartnett 2007 single work novel ; Dragon Moon Carole Wilkinson 2007 single work children's fiction ; Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley Aaron Blabey 2007 single work picture book ; Requiem for a Beast Matt Ottley 2007 single work picture book ; Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books Frances Watts 2007 single work picture book
A review of the category winners in the 2008 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards.
Requiem for a Beast Jan Ormerod , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 16 no. 1 2008; (p. 41-42)

— Review of Requiem for a Beast Matt Ottley 2007 single work picture book
Cover Book Joy Lawn , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 21 no. 3 2007; (p. 11)

— Review of Requiem for a Beast Matt Ottley 2007 single work picture book
Requiem for a Beast by Matt Ottley Sonya Helbig , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Specusphere , March no. 1 2008;

— Review of Requiem for a Beast Matt Ottley 2007 single work picture book
Blood and Violence Raises Hostile Reaction to Picture Book Winner Sarina Talip , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 August 2008; (p. 3)
Awards Sequel for Cat Picture-Book Project Deborah Bogle , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 August 2008; (p. 22)
A Book of Beastly Tales Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 August 2008; (p. 8-9)
Stephanie Owen Reeder charts the rise of picture books 'with dark themes' both in Australia and overseas and asks 'Is it time for the [Children's Book Council of Australia] to review all its categories and decide whether age or format should be the underlying criterion?'
'Foul' Kids' Book One of Century's Best Rosemary Sorensen , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 August 2008; (p. 9)
Vengeance Without Warning Jason Steger , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 20 September 2008; (p. 23)
A column canvassing current literary news including a brief report on John Birmingham's novel Without Warning and a comment on the use of strong language in Matt Ottley's Requiem for a Beast.
Analysing Their Dark Materials Rosemary Neill , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 September 2008; (p. 14-15)
Rosemary Neill canvasses opinion from authors, publishers and academics in relation to the depiction of violence and sex in children's and young adult literature.
Kids Book Choice Slammed Katherine Field , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 21 August vol. 7 no. 160 2008; (p. 12)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2008 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 52 no. 3 2008; (p. 3 - 9)
CBCA Awards - Acceptance Speeches : Matt Ottley Matt Ottley , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 52 no. 4 2008; (p. 4-5)
The Changing Face of Australian Picture Books Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2008 extract column (A Book of Beastly Tales)
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 52 no. 4 2008; (p. 6-7)
The contoversy concerning the winner of The Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year award for 2009, Requiem for a Beast by Matt Ottley, is examined.
How Requiem Came To Be Matt Ottley , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 21 no. 3 2007; (p. 13)
Visual Identities : Australianness in Australian Picture Books Pam Macintyre , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Teaching Australian Literature : From Classroom Conversations to National Imaginings 2011; (p. 352-368)
‘The literature written for young people can be a vehicle for mediating change in mainstream attitudes, or it can confirm existing values. As with all literature, it carries ideologies. In this chapter, I will focus on the picture book, which constructs its meanings through dual visual and written texts. In particular, I will analyse selected, recent award-winning Australian picture books for their representations of ‘Australianness’.’ (From author’s introduction, p. 352)
Picture Books as Graphic Novels and Vice Versa : The Australian Experience John Foster , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookbird , vol. 49 no. 4 2011; (p. 68-75)
Friday Essay: Feminist Medusas and Outback Minotaurs – Why Myth Is Big in Children’s Books Elizabeth Hale , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 3 June 2016;

'... Monsters from classical myth have been lurking in the gullies of Western literature for a long time – in retellings and adaptations, and acting as symbols and metaphors for aspects of the human experience.'

'They’ve been surfacing recently in fantasy for children and young adults. Imaginary Medusas, realistically drawn Minotaurs, as well as a multitude of many-headed Scyllas, Hydras and Cerberuses: they all appear in Australian children’s and YA fiction. ...'

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