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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 The Fall
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'In the middle of the night, Sam is woken by angry voices from the apartment above. He goes to the window to see what’s happening – only to hear a struggle, and see a body fall from the sixth-floor balcony. Pushed, Sam thinks. Sam goes to wake his father, Harry, a crime reporter, but Harry is gone. And when Sam goes downstairs, the body is gone, too. But someone has seen Sam, and knows what he’s witnessed. The next twenty-four hours could be his last.' (Publication Summary)

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Penguin Random House Australia , 2017 .
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      Extent: 244p.
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      • Published: May 29, 2017
      ISBN: 9780143783053
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 2019 .
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      Extent: 288p.
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      • Published: 18th June 2019
      ISBN: 9781760892654

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[Essay Review] The Fall Patricia Halsall , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 32 no. 2 2017; (p. 10)

'I woke to the sound of a voice pleading, high-pitched and urgent. I listened with my whole body. The man's voice was coming from the apartment above. Or was it below? I couldn't be sure. In the six days I'd been staying with my father I hadn't heard much from the other apartments

The microwave in the kitchenette read 2:08 am.'

'The argument accelerates, Sam's interest increases and, one crutches, he painfully makes his way to the window to see a man hanging bu his fingers from the balcony rail of the next apartment over ... and watches while a man in black prises each finger from the rail. Even worse, is the knowledge that the man in black has seen Sam watching him and is aware that Sam has taken a photo of him with his phone.' (Introduction)

Crime Teen Investigation Braiden Asciak (interviewer), 2017 single work interview
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , May vol. 96 no. 4 2017; (p. 15)

In Tristan Bancks' middle-grade novel The Fall, 12 year old Sam Garner finds himself investigating a crime after witnessing a body falling from his apartment building. Bancks spoke to Braiden Asciack. (Introduction)

Crime Teen Investigation Braiden Asciak (interviewer), 2017 single work interview
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , May vol. 96 no. 4 2017; (p. 15)

In Tristan Bancks' middle-grade novel The Fall, 12 year old Sam Garner finds himself investigating a crime after witnessing a body falling from his apartment building. Bancks spoke to Braiden Asciack. (Introduction)

[Essay Review] The Fall Patricia Halsall , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 32 no. 2 2017; (p. 10)

'I woke to the sound of a voice pleading, high-pitched and urgent. I listened with my whole body. The man's voice was coming from the apartment above. Or was it below? I couldn't be sure. In the six days I'd been staying with my father I hadn't heard much from the other apartments

The microwave in the kitchenette read 2:08 am.'

'The argument accelerates, Sam's interest increases and, one crutches, he painfully makes his way to the window to see a man hanging bu his fingers from the balcony rail of the next apartment over ... and watches while a man in black prises each finger from the rail. Even worse, is the knowledge that the man in black has seen Sam watching him and is aware that Sam has taken a photo of him with his phone.' (Introduction)

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