AustLit logo
Robin Klein Robin Klein i(A16968 works by)
Born: Established: 1936 Kempsey, Kempsey area, Mid North Coast, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

Works By

Preview all
1 y separately published work icon The Robin Klein Collection : Three Award-Winning Books in One Robin Klein , Camberwell : Viking , 2003 Z1162917 2003 selected work children's fiction novel children's young adult
1 1 y separately published work icon Penny Pollard's Scrapbook Robin Klein , Rydalmere : Hodder Children's Books , 1999 Z835297 1999 single work children's fiction children's humour A humorous collection of notes, letters, scribbles, postcards, e-mails, drawings, photographs and other memorabilia are used to tell the story of Penny's project on saints, and her efforts to stop her mother from selling their home.
1 3 y separately published work icon Barney's Blues Robin Klein , Ringwood London : Puffin , 1998 Z834439 1998 single work children's fiction children's humour

Barney is under siege from his older siblings, who happen to be twins, but he finds his Nan is a terrific ally when she comes to stay.

1 y separately published work icon Gabby's Fair Robin Klein , South Australia : Omnibus Books , 1998 Z834331 1998 single work children's fiction children's

'Why does Gabby's brother Matt have to choose what they do at the school fair? Gabby doesn't like the ferris wheel - and she hates the haunted house!' (Publication summary)

2 2 y separately published work icon The Goddess Robin Klein , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 1998 Z834301 1998 single work children's fiction children's horror 'Mattie and Joel are uneasy in their new step sister/​brother relationship, and when they move to a new house they suffer a terrible fate from a peculiar old rag doll which they find.'
Source: Trove
1 7 y separately published work icon The Listmaker Robin Klein , Camberwell : Viking , 1997 Z833902 1997 single work children's fiction children's

'Twelve-year-old Sarah makes lists. It helps her remain in control when her life is on hold. But what sort of life does she want when the choice is between eccentric elderly aunts and her sophisticated glamorous stepmother? A wonderful portrayal of families with all their idiosyncrasies.' (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon Thinglets Robin Klein , Alison Lester (illustrator), 1996 11167121 1996 series - author picture book children's
1 y separately published work icon Thingitis Robin Klein , Alison Lester (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder Headline , 1996 Z1009116 1996 single work picture book children's

'Emily is worried that her pet stegosaurus, Thing, is sick. But when she takes him to the vet, it turns out that her pet is lonely for the company of other dinosaurs.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Thing Finds a Job Robin Klein , Alison Lester (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder Headline , 1996 Z1009109 1996 single work picture book children's

'Everyone else seems to be finding work and Thing wants to be like them. The problem is, what is 'work'? Emily's pet dinosaur gets into quite a bit of trouble before he finds the answer. An illustrated title in the 'Thinglets' series book. (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Thing's Birthday Robin Klein , Alison Lester (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder Headline , 1996 Z1009106 1996 single work picture book children's

'Emily is planning a surprise birthday party for her pet stegosaurus, Thing, but he doesn't understand what secrets are all about. When he accidentally invites all the neighbours it becomes a real celebration. ' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Thing's Concert Robin Klein , Alison Lester (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder Headline , 1996 Z1009103 1996 single work picture book children's
1 10 y separately published work icon The Sky in Silver Lace Robin Klein , Ringwood : Penguin , 1995 Z566799 1995 single work novel young adult

'The Melling family has moved from Wilgawa to the city suburb of Lacey’s Bay. There’s a new school, a new place to live and new friends to make—this is exciting, but also terrifying, especially when the first potential friend Vivienne meets is large, bold and threatening.

'The Sky in Silver Lace is the third and final book in the Melling Sister’s Trilogy, Robin Klein’s humorous and heartwarming tale of four girls—Grace, Heather, Cathy and Vivienne—growing up in the Australia of the 1940s.' (Publication summary)

1 The Magician's Rabbit Robin Klein , 1994 single work children's fiction children's
— Appears in: Magic and Mystery : Short Stories 1994; (p. 43-48)
1 3 y separately published work icon Turn Right for Zyrgon Robin Klein , Ringwood : Penguin , 1994 Z105506 1994 single work novel humour science fiction young adult
1 11 y separately published work icon Seeing Things Robin Klein , Ringwood : Viking , 1993 Z500077 1993 single work novel young adult

'Miranda doesn't tell lies, but her imagination sometimes works overtime, especially when she is in trouble, and often with surprising results. A novel about school and family life by this perennially popular Australian author of books for young people.' (Publication summary)

1 The Two Chefs Robin Klein , 1992 single work children's fiction children's
— Appears in: The Best of Listen and Read 1992; (p. 5-14)
1 1 y separately published work icon Amy's Bed Robin Klein , Coral Tulloch (illustrator), South Australia : Omnibus Books , 1992 Z837600 1992 single work picture book children's
1 10 y separately published work icon Dresses of Red and Gold Robin Klein , Ringwood New York (City) : Viking , 1992 Z87420 1992 single work novel young adult

'The Melling sisters and their mother are preparing for a wedding. Cathy is to be bridesmaid and her dress is a thing of awe and beauty, but not in Cathy’s eyes—she hates the idea of being a bridesmaid. Vivienne would love to wear it, and perhaps she will.

'Dresses of Red and Gold, the second book in the Melling Sisters Trilogy, is a warm and humorous story of four sisters—their rivalries and their loyalty and affection—growing up in an Australian country town in the 1940s.' (Publication abstract)

1 22 y separately published work icon All in the Blue Unclouded Weather Robin Klein , Ringwood : Viking , 1991 Z194332 1991 single work novel young adult Set in a summer of the post war years of the 1940s, this is the story of three dynamic sisters growing up in poverty.
1 The Melling Girls Robin Klein , 1991-1995 series - author novel young adult
X