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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Stepping into Oz Literature
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'In the midst of the riches of picture books, novels, graphic novels and illustrated books published around the world., let's look at what is unique about Australian books for young people. Our land and country is unique. We are an island, so are geographically quite isolated. Our vast space inspires the settings of our literature, as does our climate(which is often warm and sunny but can be quite variable) and our bright light is reflected in our writing and illustrative styles- vibrant, innovative, and sometimes bold and audacious.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Magpies : Talking About Books for Children vol. 32 no. 3 July 2017 11613646 2017 periodical issue

    'It is the unexpected moments that make you sit back and think, or just smile, that can make your day. Yesterday I opened a box of books for review from Scholastic and for the first time noticed the text on the inside of the flaps. It read 'When you open my world with books everything becomes possible.' It reminded me of the famous quote from Dr Seuss in I can Read with my Eyes Shut : 'the more that you read, the more things you will know. The more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go'. I had to go to a list of quotes from Seuss ( and there are many) to check the exact wording and also found another quote from him : 'So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.'' 


    pg. 15-17
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