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y Fox and Fine Feathers single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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Lyrebird, Coucal, Pitta and Nightjar are groundbirds of the Australian forest floor. Although as different from each other as it is possible to be, they always watch out for danger and warn each other to hide. A classic tale from the forest floor about the dangers of vanity and the value of being different (Libraries Australia record)

Notes

  • Set in the Border Ranges region of Australia along the New South Wales and Queensland state borders.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Malvern, Unley area, Adelaide - South / South East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 2009 .
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      Extent: 1v. (unpaged)p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references.
      ISBN: 9781862918061 (hbk.), 9781862918078

Works about this Work

Kids' Writers Queue Up for Kudos Katharine England , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 April 2010; (p. 50-51)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2010 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 3)
Picture Book of the Year - Honour Books 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Fox and Fine Feathers Narelle Oliver 2009 single work picture book ; Isabella's Garden Glenda Millard 2009 single work picture book
Under Age Frances Atkinson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 6 September 2009; (p. 21)

— Review of The Billionaire's Curse Richard Newsome 2008 single work novel ; Fox and Fine Feathers Narelle Oliver 2009 single work picture book
Review Jane Barry , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 September 2009; (p. 25)

— Review of Fox and Fine Feathers Narelle Oliver 2009 single work picture book
Exploring Australia's Natural Worlds Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 September 2009; (p. 20)

— Review of The Short Tragic Life of Leo the Marsupial Lion John A. Long 2009 single work picture book ; Fox and Fine Feathers Narelle Oliver 2009 single work picture book ; Journey of the Sea Turtle Mark Wilson 2009 single work picture book
The Art of Narelle Oliver Joy Lawn (interviewer), 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies: Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 24 no. 4 2009; (p. 4-6)
In response to Lawn's questions regarding her artistic vision, innovative techniques and interest in natural Australian history, Oliver says her work is created through the 'intriguing relationship between words and pictures' and how 'they work either together or against each other as different points of view in a narrative' (4). Lawn asks Oliver about her 'vision and vocation' which, through her strong artistic style and celebratory designs of Australian indigenous animals, produces texts that are a 'melding of non-fiction and fiction' (5). Oliver says she has been fascinated by indigenous adaptations of Australian native animals since early childhood and this interest developed further when she studied biology. With her first picture book, Leaf Tail she wanted to introduce young readers to 'some of the less-well-known Australian creatures' but 'did not want to write a straight information book' (5). Instead, she wanted to explore the creative potential of the adaptive features to be found among many creatures - design, shape, texture and pattern - in terms of storytelling and 'problem-solution scenarios' (5). Oliver has also produced picture books about imaginary and mythological creatures, for example, Mermaids Most Amazing, The Very Blue Thingamajig, and Dancing the Boom-cha-cha Boogie, however, it is mainly through her natural history picture books that she aims to capture the diversity of Australia's natural landscapes and 'instil postive feelings about these places in young Australian readers' (6). In this sense, her work is driven by the belief that 'a personal feeling and knowledge of the landscape is critical to developing a desire to preserve that landscape' (6).
[Untitled] Joan Zahnleiter , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies: Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 24 no. 4 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Fox and Fine Feathers Narelle Oliver 2009 single work picture book
Untitled Dawn Meredith , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 15 November no. 72 2009; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Fox and Fine Feathers Narelle Oliver 2009 single work picture book
Under Age Frances Atkinson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 6 September 2009; (p. 21)

— Review of The Billionaire's Curse Richard Newsome 2008 single work novel ; Fox and Fine Feathers Narelle Oliver 2009 single work picture book
Review Jane Barry , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 September 2009; (p. 25)

— Review of Fox and Fine Feathers Narelle Oliver 2009 single work picture book
Exploring Australia's Natural Worlds Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 September 2009; (p. 20)

— Review of The Short Tragic Life of Leo the Marsupial Lion John A. Long 2009 single work picture book ; Fox and Fine Feathers Narelle Oliver 2009 single work picture book ; Journey of the Sea Turtle Mark Wilson 2009 single work picture book
[Untitled] Joan Zahnleiter , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies: Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 24 no. 4 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Fox and Fine Feathers Narelle Oliver 2009 single work picture book
Untitled Dawn Meredith , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 15 November no. 72 2009; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Fox and Fine Feathers Narelle Oliver 2009 single work picture book
Picture Book of the Year - Honour Books 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Fox and Fine Feathers Narelle Oliver 2009 single work picture book ; Isabella's Garden Glenda Millard 2009 single work picture book
The Art of Narelle Oliver Joy Lawn (interviewer), 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies: Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 24 no. 4 2009; (p. 4-6)
In response to Lawn's questions regarding her artistic vision, innovative techniques and interest in natural Australian history, Oliver says her work is created through the 'intriguing relationship between words and pictures' and how 'they work either together or against each other as different points of view in a narrative' (4). Lawn asks Oliver about her 'vision and vocation' which, through her strong artistic style and celebratory designs of Australian indigenous animals, produces texts that are a 'melding of non-fiction and fiction' (5). Oliver says she has been fascinated by indigenous adaptations of Australian native animals since early childhood and this interest developed further when she studied biology. With her first picture book, Leaf Tail she wanted to introduce young readers to 'some of the less-well-known Australian creatures' but 'did not want to write a straight information book' (5). Instead, she wanted to explore the creative potential of the adaptive features to be found among many creatures - design, shape, texture and pattern - in terms of storytelling and 'problem-solution scenarios' (5). Oliver has also produced picture books about imaginary and mythological creatures, for example, Mermaids Most Amazing, The Very Blue Thingamajig, and Dancing the Boom-cha-cha Boogie, however, it is mainly through her natural history picture books that she aims to capture the diversity of Australia's natural landscapes and 'instil postive feelings about these places in young Australian readers' (6). In this sense, her work is driven by the belief that 'a personal feeling and knowledge of the landscape is critical to developing a desire to preserve that landscape' (6).
Kids' Writers Queue Up for Kudos Katharine England , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 April 2010; (p. 50-51)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2010 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 3)
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