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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... vol. 34 no. 4 September 2019 of Magpies : Talking About Books for Children est. 1986-1995 Magpies : Talking About Books for Children
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'Clearing my old 'things to do/think about' folder, I came across an email from Jo Goodman who sadly passed away some years ago. It was brief: Here's an anecdote for you: bloke in overalls and work boots, books under arm, seen whizzing up the steps to Eltham Library. Gets to 'self-opening doors', stops and calls out, 'OPEN SESAME' - and it worked! They opened!'

(Editor's Comments, Introduction)


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The Joys and Perils of Research, Wendy Orr , single work column
'In the excavations of a Bronze Age town overlooking the Aegean Sea, I stood on a patch of soft clay and picked up a smooth, oval river stone. This was the floor of the pottery workshop, said my archeologist guide. That stone was used for smoothing the inside of pots - if you find a stone out of context, it's nearly always a tool.' (Introduction)
(p. 4-6)
Know the Author : Nick Bland, Joy Lawn , single work interview
'Nick Bland writes and illustrates character-driven stories that are brimming with humour. They have enormous child appeal and adults enjoy them as well. He is particularly well-known for The Very Cranky Bear.' (Introduction)
(p. 8-9)
Allison Patterson and Michelle Taylor Discuss Poetry, Allison Paterson , single work interview (p. 24)

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