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y Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'Like the three little pigs who leave the safety of their family home and venture out into the world, Clancy has moved with his parents from his cosy little cottage nestled amongst trees on a sunny street to a mutli-level mansion in a canyon of concrete buildings. It's the best house...It's a very fine dwelling remarks his mother and father. Clancy seems less convinced...he investigates the pile of empty packing boxes outside his new backyard. At that moment, Millie, his new next door neighbour...climbs over the fence and asks Can I play too?' (taken from Nola Allen's 'Cover Book Review' in Magpies: Talking about Books for Children, Vol 24, No. 4, Sept, 2009).

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has been translated into Chinese.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Surry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Little Hare Books , 2009 .
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      Extent: 1v. (unpaged)p.
      Description: col. ill.
      ISBN: 9781921541193
    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hardie Grant Egmont , 2016 .
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      Extent: 32p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date 11 August 2016
      ISBN: 9781760126681
Alternative title: 最溫暖的家
Transliterated title: Zui wen nuan de jia
Language: Chinese

Works about this Work

Kerfuffle in the Lodge Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 319 2010; (p. 59, 61)

— Review of Baby Wombat's Week Jackie French 2009 single work picture book ; Jasper and Abby and the Great Australia Day Kerfuffle Kevin Rudd Rhys Muldoon 2010 single work picture book ; Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House Libby Gleeson 2009 single work picture book ; Cautionary Tales for Boys and Girls John Hay-Mackenzie 2009 selected work children's fiction ; Little Blue Gaye Chapman 2008 single work picture book
Untitled Sharon Seymour , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 54 no. 1 2010; (p. 15)

— Review of Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House Libby Gleeson 2009 single work picture book
Book of the Year: Early Childhood - 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. 7-8)

— Review of Kip Christina Booth 2009 single work picture book ; Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House Libby Gleeson 2009 single work picture book
Cover Book Review: Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House Nola Allen , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies: Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 24 no. 4 2009; (p. 20)

— Review of Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House Libby Gleeson 2009 single work picture book
In her review of the latest collaborative effort from Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood, Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House, Allen says the 'limited color palette' and 'spare text' creates a 'thoughtful composition' that heightens the emotional impact of the story. Clancy has moved from a 'cosy weatherboard cottage' to a mutili-level mansion in a canyon of concrete dwellings' and despite his parent's enthusiasim for their new home, "It's the best house...It's a very fine dwelling', he feels very lost and lonely (20). Allen points out, how Clancy's vulnerability is accentuated and exaggerated and it is the depiction of his emotions that 'provide the catylyst for the satisfying resolution' (20). With his new neighbour Millie, he constructs a towering cardboard house, to which Millie remarks, 'It's the best house. It's a very fine dwelling' (20). Allen concludes that the story will 'undoubtedly strike a chord with many young children who have shared this experience and for its genuine and honest depiction' (20).
Untitled Marie Alafaci , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 15 November no. 72 2009; (p. 23-24)

— Review of Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House Libby Gleeson 2009 single work picture book
Untitled Kerry White , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 89 no. 3 2009; (p. 38)

— Review of Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House Libby Gleeson 2009 single work picture book
Cover Book Review: Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House Nola Allen , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies: Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 24 no. 4 2009; (p. 20)

— Review of Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House Libby Gleeson 2009 single work picture book
In her review of the latest collaborative effort from Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood, Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House, Allen says the 'limited color palette' and 'spare text' creates a 'thoughtful composition' that heightens the emotional impact of the story. Clancy has moved from a 'cosy weatherboard cottage' to a mutili-level mansion in a canyon of concrete dwellings' and despite his parent's enthusiasim for their new home, "It's the best house...It's a very fine dwelling', he feels very lost and lonely (20). Allen points out, how Clancy's vulnerability is accentuated and exaggerated and it is the depiction of his emotions that 'provide the catylyst for the satisfying resolution' (20). With his new neighbour Millie, he constructs a towering cardboard house, to which Millie remarks, 'It's the best house. It's a very fine dwelling' (20). Allen concludes that the story will 'undoubtedly strike a chord with many young children who have shared this experience and for its genuine and honest depiction' (20).
Untitled Marie Alafaci , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 15 November no. 72 2009; (p. 23-24)

— Review of Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House Libby Gleeson 2009 single work picture book
Untitled Kerry White , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 89 no. 3 2009; (p. 38)

— Review of Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House Libby Gleeson 2009 single work picture book
Kerfuffle in the Lodge Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 319 2010; (p. 59, 61)

— Review of Baby Wombat's Week Jackie French 2009 single work picture book ; Jasper and Abby and the Great Australia Day Kerfuffle Kevin Rudd Rhys Muldoon 2010 single work picture book ; Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House Libby Gleeson 2009 single work picture book ; Cautionary Tales for Boys and Girls John Hay-Mackenzie 2009 selected work children's fiction ; Little Blue Gaye Chapman 2008 single work picture book
Untitled Sharon Seymour , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 54 no. 1 2010; (p. 15)

— Review of Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House Libby Gleeson 2009 single work picture book
Book of the Year: Early Childhood - 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. 7-8)

— Review of Kip Christina Booth 2009 single work picture book ; Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House Libby Gleeson 2009 single work picture book
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