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Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'When a boat carrying a group of asylum seekers is sunk by a freak wave, Faris wakes from the shipwreck in an Australia he's always dreamed of. There are kangaroos grazing under orange trees and the sky is always blue. On a nearby beach, Faris meets a group of young people who have come from far different times and places. They are also seeking refuge, and each has their own story of why they had to leave their own story of why they had to leave their country to make a new life for themselves. It is only when Faris chooses to return to 'real life' and find his father in Australia that he learns the extraordinary truth about the friends he made in the golden beach. From one of Australia's best-loved authors comes a remarkable story about Australia's long history of migration and the people who make up our country.' (Publisher's blurb)

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    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2013 .
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      Extent: 272p.
      Note/s:
      • For ages 10 and over.
      • Published 1 August 2013
      ISBN: 9780732296179 (pbk.) :

Works about this Work

Young Adult Fiction Joy Lawn , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-39 March 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of Zac and Mia A. J. Betts 2012 single work novel ; Refuge Jackie French 2013 single work children's fiction ; Wildlife Fiona Wood 2013 single work novel
y Developing Intercultural Understanding through Asian-Australian Children's Literature Kerry Mallan , Deborah Henderson , Amy Cross , Cherie Allan , Marrickville : Primary English Teaching Association Australia , 2014 7259502 2014 single work criticism This PETAA paper discusses how the cross-curriculum priority concerned with developing Asia literacy, namely 'Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia', can be significantly advanced through the study of children's literature. The discussion proceeds from a brief overview of the historical development of Asia literacy to its current place with the Australian Curriculum. It then considers the potential of literature for assisting students and teachers in realising this priority through the Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing dataset, a research project on AustLit. Finally, it discusses a small selection of texts - two picture books and a novel - with suggestions of prompts for raising students' intercultural understanding.
Milking Echnidnas : A Chat With Jackie French Jenny Gorman , 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 28 no. 3 2013; (p. 8-10)
'What a fun opportunity to be given : a chance to interview Jackie French at the recent Sydney Writer's Festival School Day in Penrith. I had only heard her speak once before, to a large school group at Katoomba several years ago. Prior to that, as a children's bookseller I had read several of her books, admired her prolific and consistent output, and vaguely noticed her bobbing up on the like of Burke's Backyard every so often. What I wasn't prepared for, that day in Katoomba, was to be blown away by listening to someone with such an interesting and vigorous mind It was the equivalent of expecting a straightforward motorway trip and instead being treated to n off-road adventure: more challenging and much more memorable.' (Author's introduction)
Hot Reads Stephen Romei , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 December 2013; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Very Brave Bear Nick Bland 2013 single work picture book ; Seadog Claire Saxby 2013 single work picture book ; Ice, Wind, Rock : Douglas Mawson in the Antarctic 2013 single work biography picture book ; The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie Kirsty Murray 2013 single work children's fiction ; The Rules of Summer Shaun Tan 2013 single work picture book ; The Dying Beach Angela Savage 2013 single work novel ; The Ballad of Dixie Lee Lisa Nicol 2013 single work picture book ; Life in Outer Space Melissa Keil 2013 single work novel ; Refuge Jackie French 2013 single work children's fiction ; The Midnight Dress Karen Foxlee 2013 single work novel ; Watching You Michael Robotham 2013 single work novel ; The Best Australian Science Writing 2013 2013 anthology short story essay poetry autobiography ; Bitter Wash Road Garry Disher 2013 single work novel ; The Dunbar Case Peter Corris 2013 single work novel ; The Narrow Road to the Deep North Richard Flanagan 2013 single work novel ; The Night Guest Fiona McFarlane 2013 single work novel ; Questions of Travel Michelle De Kretser 2012 single work novel ; The Rosie Project Graeme Charles Simsion 2013 single work novel ; The Childhood of Jesus J. M. Coetzee 2013 single work novel ; Divine Comedy : A New Verse Translation Dante Alighieri Clive James (translator), 2013 single work poetry ; The Best Australian Poems 2013 2013 selected work poetry ; At the Close of Play Ricky Ponting 2013 single work autobiography ; Ned Kelly : The Story of Australia's Most Notorious Legend Peter FitzSimons 2013 single work biography ; Forgotten War Henry Reynolds 2013 single work non-fiction ; Kerry Stokes : Self-Made Man Margaret Simons 2013 single work biography ; The 39-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths 2013 single work children's fiction ; Twiggy : The High-Stakes Life of Andrew Forest Andrew Burell 2013 single work biography ; WeirDo Anh Do 2013 single work children's fiction ; Boomer & Me : A Memoir of Motherhood and Asperger's Jo Case 2013 single work autobiography ; The Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter Dorothy Porter 2013 selected work poetry ; Clive : The Story of Clive Palmer Sean Parnell 2013 single work biography ; Australian Poetry Journal vol. 3 no. 1 2013 periodical issue ; Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel ; Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel ; Barracuda Christos Tsiolkas 2013 single work novel
Refuge by Jackie French Sharon McGuinness , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , November 2013;

— Review of Refuge Jackie French 2013 single work children's fiction
Hot Reads Stephen Romei , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 December 2013; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Very Brave Bear Nick Bland 2013 single work picture book ; Seadog Claire Saxby 2013 single work picture book ; Ice, Wind, Rock : Douglas Mawson in the Antarctic 2013 single work biography picture book ; The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie Kirsty Murray 2013 single work children's fiction ; The Rules of Summer Shaun Tan 2013 single work picture book ; The Dying Beach Angela Savage 2013 single work novel ; The Ballad of Dixie Lee Lisa Nicol 2013 single work picture book ; Life in Outer Space Melissa Keil 2013 single work novel ; Refuge Jackie French 2013 single work children's fiction ; The Midnight Dress Karen Foxlee 2013 single work novel ; Watching You Michael Robotham 2013 single work novel ; The Best Australian Science Writing 2013 2013 anthology short story essay poetry autobiography ; Bitter Wash Road Garry Disher 2013 single work novel ; The Dunbar Case Peter Corris 2013 single work novel ; The Narrow Road to the Deep North Richard Flanagan 2013 single work novel ; The Night Guest Fiona McFarlane 2013 single work novel ; Questions of Travel Michelle De Kretser 2012 single work novel ; The Rosie Project Graeme Charles Simsion 2013 single work novel ; The Childhood of Jesus J. M. Coetzee 2013 single work novel ; Divine Comedy : A New Verse Translation Dante Alighieri Clive James (translator), 2013 single work poetry ; The Best Australian Poems 2013 2013 selected work poetry ; At the Close of Play Ricky Ponting 2013 single work autobiography ; Ned Kelly : The Story of Australia's Most Notorious Legend Peter FitzSimons 2013 single work biography ; Forgotten War Henry Reynolds 2013 single work non-fiction ; Kerry Stokes : Self-Made Man Margaret Simons 2013 single work biography ; The 39-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths 2013 single work children's fiction ; Twiggy : The High-Stakes Life of Andrew Forest Andrew Burell 2013 single work biography ; WeirDo Anh Do 2013 single work children's fiction ; Boomer & Me : A Memoir of Motherhood and Asperger's Jo Case 2013 single work autobiography ; The Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter Dorothy Porter 2013 selected work poetry ; Clive : The Story of Clive Palmer Sean Parnell 2013 single work biography ; Australian Poetry Journal vol. 3 no. 1 2013 periodical issue ; Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel ; Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel ; Barracuda Christos Tsiolkas 2013 single work novel
Young Adult Fiction Joy Lawn , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-39 March 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of Zac and Mia A. J. Betts 2012 single work novel ; Refuge Jackie French 2013 single work children's fiction ; Wildlife Fiona Wood 2013 single work novel
Refuge by Jackie French Sharon McGuinness , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , November 2013;

— Review of Refuge Jackie French 2013 single work children's fiction
Milking Echnidnas : A Chat With Jackie French Jenny Gorman , 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 28 no. 3 2013; (p. 8-10)
'What a fun opportunity to be given : a chance to interview Jackie French at the recent Sydney Writer's Festival School Day in Penrith. I had only heard her speak once before, to a large school group at Katoomba several years ago. Prior to that, as a children's bookseller I had read several of her books, admired her prolific and consistent output, and vaguely noticed her bobbing up on the like of Burke's Backyard every so often. What I wasn't prepared for, that day in Katoomba, was to be blown away by listening to someone with such an interesting and vigorous mind It was the equivalent of expecting a straightforward motorway trip and instead being treated to n off-road adventure: more challenging and much more memorable.' (Author's introduction)
y Developing Intercultural Understanding through Asian-Australian Children's Literature Kerry Mallan , Deborah Henderson , Amy Cross , Cherie Allan , Marrickville : Primary English Teaching Association Australia , 2014 7259502 2014 single work criticism This PETAA paper discusses how the cross-curriculum priority concerned with developing Asia literacy, namely 'Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia', can be significantly advanced through the study of children's literature. The discussion proceeds from a brief overview of the historical development of Asia literacy to its current place with the Australian Curriculum. It then considers the potential of literature for assisting students and teachers in realising this priority through the Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing dataset, a research project on AustLit. Finally, it discusses a small selection of texts - two picture books and a novel - with suggestions of prompts for raising students' intercultural understanding.
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