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Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'Harry reads books, he asks questions; he's a naturally curious young man. So when he and his parents head out to the country for Great-uncle Frank's fourth wedding, he prepares himself. He learns what he can before they leave. After all, he doesn't want to look stupid when Frank's time in the Vietnam War comes up in conversation. If it comes up.

'But perhaps Harry has more to worry about than an old man's war stories. Is there a crazed gunman in the bush? And what's being kept hidden in the old caravan behind Frank's house? Besides, Harry has scars and memories and guilt of his own to deal with, which won't be easy while ever he's surrounded by truths that sound like lies, and lies that might just be true.

'... this novel bravely takes the young reader into the real world, where the assumptions we make can sometimes be dead wrong, and where the things we refuse to talk about might be bigger than we ever imagined.' (Publisher's blurb)

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has references to the Vietnam War.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Woolshed Press , 2008 .
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      Extent: 352p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 October 2008
      ISBN: 9781741663266

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— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 February 2009; (p. 13)

— Review of Somebody's Crying Maureen McCarthy 2008 single work novel ; The Beginner's Guide to Living Lia Hills 2009 single work novel ; Hunting Elephants James Roy 2008 single work novel
Untitled Peta Harrison , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 23 no. 2 2009; (p. 36)

— Review of Hunting Elephants James Roy 2008 single work novel
Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 53 no. 2 2009; (p. 36)

— Review of Hunting Elephants James Roy 2008 single work novel
Find It or Flee from It, You Can't Ignore Truth Angie Schiavone , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 November 2008; (p. 37)

— Review of Give Me Truth Bill Condon 2008 single work novel ; Hunting Elephants James Roy 2008 single work novel ; Where the Streets Had a Name Randa Abdel-Fattah 2008 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Sally Harding , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 23 no. 5 2008; (p. 44)

— Review of Hunting Elephants James Roy 2008 single work novel
[Untitled] Pam Macintyre , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 16 no. 4 2008; (p. 9)

— Review of Hunting Elephants James Roy 2008 single work novel
Find It or Flee from It, You Can't Ignore Truth Angie Schiavone , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 November 2008; (p. 37)

— Review of Give Me Truth Bill Condon 2008 single work novel ; Hunting Elephants James Roy 2008 single work novel ; Where the Streets Had a Name Randa Abdel-Fattah 2008 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Sally Harding , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 23 no. 5 2008; (p. 44)

— Review of Hunting Elephants James Roy 2008 single work novel
The Art of Dealing with Death and Its Consequences Marisa Pintado , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 February 2009; (p. 13)

— Review of Somebody's Crying Maureen McCarthy 2008 single work novel ; The Beginner's Guide to Living Lia Hills 2009 single work novel ; Hunting Elephants James Roy 2008 single work novel
[Untitled] Pam Macintyre , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 16 no. 4 2008; (p. 9)

— Review of Hunting Elephants James Roy 2008 single work novel
Untitled Peta Harrison , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 23 no. 2 2009; (p. 36)

— Review of Hunting Elephants James Roy 2008 single work novel
Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 53 no. 2 2009; (p. 36)

— Review of Hunting Elephants James Roy 2008 single work novel
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