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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Flight
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'Tonight is the night.

'The family has to flee.

'They've been tipped off that the authorities are after their blood.

'Set in biblical times, a small family sets off across a desert in search of refuge from persecution in their own country, and an ancient story becomes a fable for our times. Their journey is beset by heat and thirst, threatening tanks and the loss of their donkey, but eventually they reach a refugee camp where they can wait in safety for asylum in another country.

'In this first-time collaboration between multi-award-winning author, Nadia Wheatley, and internationally-renowned illustrator, Armin Greder, words and images blend seamlessly to take readers on a journey they will never forget. ' (Publication summary)

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Kew East, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Windy Hollow , 2015 .
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      • Published: 1st June 2015
      ISBN: 9781922081483

Works about this Work

Seeing the Human Face : Refugee and Asylum Seeker Narratives and an Ethics of Care in Recent Australian Picture Books Debra Dudek , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature Association quarterly , Winter vol. 43 no. 4 2018; (p. 363-376)

'In this article, I survey eight Australian picture books that seek to redress a seeming absence of care in Australian politics in relation to refugees and asylum seekers: My Two Blankets (2014), Suri's Wall (2015), Ride, Ricardo, Ride! (2015), Mate and Me (2015), Teacup (2015), Flight (2015), Out (2016), and I'm Australian Too (2017). These books depict a healthy community founded upon an ethics of care, and/or a depleted community when care is absent. Although none of these books invokes structural change, all of them demonstrate how relational well-being forms a foundation for civic virtue.'

The Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year Awards: the Winners Your Kids Must Read Linda Morris , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 19 August 2016;

'There is a paradox in Australian children's literature and it is this: in an age where the young are attached to the very digital devices predicted to crucify the printed book, children's book publishing is in robust health. Not surviving but thriving.'

'Children's book sales have been on the rise on the back of vibrant stories from Mem Fox, Jackie French and Bob Graham and many others. ...'

Review : Flight Carole Poustie , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 30 no. 5 2015; (p. 31)

— Review of Flight Nadia Wheatley , 2015 single work picture book
Review : Flight Angie Holst , 2015 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , June 2015;

— Review of Flight Nadia Wheatley , 2015 single work picture book
Review : Flight Angie Holst , 2015 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , June 2015;

— Review of Flight Nadia Wheatley , 2015 single work picture book
Review : Flight Carole Poustie , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 30 no. 5 2015; (p. 31)

— Review of Flight Nadia Wheatley , 2015 single work picture book
The Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year Awards: the Winners Your Kids Must Read Linda Morris , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 19 August 2016;

'There is a paradox in Australian children's literature and it is this: in an age where the young are attached to the very digital devices predicted to crucify the printed book, children's book publishing is in robust health. Not surviving but thriving.'

'Children's book sales have been on the rise on the back of vibrant stories from Mem Fox, Jackie French and Bob Graham and many others. ...'

Seeing the Human Face : Refugee and Asylum Seeker Narratives and an Ethics of Care in Recent Australian Picture Books Debra Dudek , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature Association quarterly , Winter vol. 43 no. 4 2018; (p. 363-376)

'In this article, I survey eight Australian picture books that seek to redress a seeming absence of care in Australian politics in relation to refugees and asylum seekers: My Two Blankets (2014), Suri's Wall (2015), Ride, Ricardo, Ride! (2015), Mate and Me (2015), Teacup (2015), Flight (2015), Out (2016), and I'm Australian Too (2017). These books depict a healthy community founded upon an ethics of care, and/or a depleted community when care is absent. Although none of these books invokes structural change, all of them demonstrate how relational well-being forms a foundation for civic virtue.'

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