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Colin Thiele Colin Thiele i(A13687 works by) (a.k.a. Colin Milton Thiele; C. M. Thiele)
Also writes as: Phoenix
Born: Established: 16 Nov 1920 Eudunda, Burra - Eudunda area, Mid North South Australia, South Australia, ; Died: Ceased: 4 Sep 2006 Brisbane, Queensland,
Gender: Male
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1 The Part-Time Writer - The Agony and the Ecstasy Colin Thiele , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Author , vol. 50 no. 2 2018; (p. 46-50)

'I have had some experience of the life of a part-time writer during the past 40 years. It's obviously a life of pressure—so much so that I wonder what happens when that pressure is suddenly removed. Does the writer suffer from the literary bends, get nitrogen in the ink of his arteries or suffer paralysis of the verbal nervous system? ' (Introduction)

2 y separately published work icon Storm Boy and Other Stories Colin Thiele , Chatswood : New Holland , 2018 13511881 2018 selected work short story children's

'STORM BOY is one of the classics of Australian writing for children. When Storm Boy goes walking along the beach, or over the sandhills, or in the sanctuary, the birds are not afraid. They know he is a friend. One of them comes to live with Storm Boy and his father, Hideaway. He is the pelican they call Mr Percival. This is one of Australia's favourite stories, for everyone knows that birds like Mr Percival never really die. Other stories in the book are: The Water Trolley, The Lock-Out, Dad Ran a Fowl Run, The Shell and The Fish Scales.'

Source: Publisher's website.

1 From : The Sun on the Stubble (Chapter 1: The Possum in the Kitchen) Colin Thiele , 2009 extract children's fiction (The Sun on the Stubble)
— Appears in: Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature 2009; (p. 653-661)
1 2 y separately published work icon Yours Sincerely Colin Thiele Colin Thiele , Stephany Steggall , Belair : Crawford House Publishing Crawford House Publishing , 2008 Z1474655 2008 anthology correspondence A selection from the correspondence between Thiele and his young readers, some of whom have gone on to be editors and authors.
1 4 y separately published work icon Miss Bilby Colin Thiele , Mavis Stucci (illustrator), Belair : Crawford House Publishing , 2007 Z1495769 2007 single work picture book children's

The story of a bilby who leads a peaceful life, until the the feral animals take over. A sanctuary is finally made for the endangered species, and they begin to rebuild their lives.

1 7 y separately published work icon The Fiery Salamander Colin Thiele , Sydney : Lothian , 2007 Z1370034 2007 single work children's fiction children's

'The other animals don't like salamander breathing hot fire over them but how can they stop him?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Christmas at the Beach i "You have to beat the crowds, Dad says -", Colin Thiele , 2007 single work poetry
— Appears in: Little Book of Christmas 2007; (p. 24-25)
1 1 y separately published work icon Mr Dumby's Duck Colin Thiele , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2006 Z1306884 2006 single work children's fiction children's 'Mr Dumby is very fond of his duck and they live a quiet life together on the farm. But when two mischievous boys come knocking at Mr Dumby's door one day, it is up to Duck to warn his friend that trouble is a afoot! This is a beautiful book by Colin Thiele for younger readers that contains all the hallmarks of his much-loved, beautifully written stories.' (Publisher's blurb)
1 Titan the Python Colin Thiele , 2005 single work short story children's
— Appears in: Kids' Night In 2 : A Feast of Stories 2005; (p. 416-428)
1 Revolt of the Cars Colin Thiele , 2004 single work poetry
— Appears in: Can I Call You Colin? : The Authorised Biography of Colin Thiele 2004; (p. 211)
1 The Parting i "Because my heart was wrung", Colin Thiele , 2004 single work poetry
— Appears in: Can I Call You Colin? : The Authorised Biography of Colin Thiele 2004; (p. 169)
1 1 y separately published work icon The Twilight Ghost Colin Thiele , Camberwell : Puffin , 2004 Z1159075 2004 single work children's fiction children's

'Mysterious accidents threaten Robby, the new kid on the block in Twilight, a town where ghostly legends flourish. Does Robby dare to discover what haunts the old Children's Home, which holds the scariest sight in Twilight?'

Source: Publisher's blurb (2006 ed.)

1 4 y separately published work icon Wedgetail Colin Thiele , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003 Z1068717 2003 single work children's fiction children's

'Andy is fascinated by wedgetail eagles. He lies on the shed roofs of his family's farm and watches them cruising about on their huge wings, high above him in the sunlit air. They are like skaters skimming on ice, gliding together or apart in vast arcs and circles a kilometre wide.

'One day a ranger brings him an orphaned eaglet so tiny that is seems unlikely to survive. 'Wedgetail' is the story of Andy's struggle to save its life, to nurse it and feed it, to protect it from danger and finally to watch it grow into a proud and beautiful eagle.

'The boy and the bird form a bond so deep that they understand each other instinctively. But sooner or later, he must release his friend into the wild . . .' (Publication summary)

1 3 y separately published work icon Sun Warm Memories : The Colin Thiele Reciter Colin Thiele , Wagga Wagga : Triple D Books , 2003 Z1050890 2003 selected work poetry children's

'Colin’s poems share with his stories his love of rural Australia and his admiration for the characters he knew. The collection also includes quirky humorous poems about bunyips and ducks and very big trucks – something for every performer to enjoy.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Sands of Time Colin Thiele , 2003 extract novel (Swan Song)
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 February 2003; (p. 4)
1 The Glory of Galumph Colin Thiele , 2002 single work novella
— Appears in: The Cave and The Glory of Galumph 2002; (p. 71-126)
1 y separately published work icon The Cave and The Glory of Galumph Colin Thiele , South Melbourne : Lothian , 2002 Z959900 2002 selected work children's fiction children's
1 The Cave Colin Thiele , 2002 single work children's fiction children's
— Appears in: The Cave and The Glory of Galumph 2002; (p. 1-68)
1 5 y separately published work icon Swan Song Colin Thiele , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2002 Z954348 2002 single work children's fiction children's

Mitch Bird, the son of a wildlife ranger, lives in the Coorong. He rears a wild swan which becomes his constant companion and ultimately helps save his life.

When Mitch discovers an abandoned swan's egg and takes it home, his park ranger father doesn't approve. But this proves to be the start of a heartwarming friendship.

1 Foreword : To Move the World Colin Thiele , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Lost Angry Penguins : D.B. Kerr and P.G. Pfeiffer : A Path to the Wind 2000; (p. vii-xi)
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