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Allan Baillie Allan Baillie i(A25509 works by) (a.k.a. Allan Stuart Baillie)
Born: Established: 1943 Prestwick,
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Scotland,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: ca. 1950
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1 2 y separately published work icon The First Voyage Allan Baillie , Melbourne : Penguin Books , 2014 7077880 2014 single work novel young adult historical fiction

'30,000 years ago, before the pyramids are built, before the Ice Age comes and goes, and before Neanderthals become extinct, the Yam tribe live in peace on Bird Island. But the Crocodile tribe have other ideas . . .

'The ferocious Crocodile warriors have already killed Bent Beak's pa, and now they seem determined to take out his whole tribe. The only way to survive is to flee the island. But where will they go?

'As the Yam tribe brave the perils of the sea, will they survive the voyage into the unknown, and what awaits them just over the horizon?

'An enthralling story about the plight of the very first boat people, of their desperation, bravery and hope.' (Publication summary)

1 3 y separately published work icon Outpost Allan Baillie , Camberwell : Puffin , 2012 Z1862565 2012 single work children's fiction children's science fiction Something was in the rings that shouldn't have been there. Life on the remote moon Ord is dangerous. Random eruptions in the ice, extreme cold, loneliness and loss: it's all Dece knows. Until one day he sees a mysterious object caught in the rings of the nearby gas planet, Cotal. With no choice but to investigate, what he will find is so extraordinary that it is almost beyond understanding (Libraries Australia).
1 7 y separately published work icon Krakatoa Lighthouse Allan Baillie , Camberwell : Puffin , 2009 Z1584615 2009 single work children's fiction children's

'Kerta didn't want to go to Krakatoa.

'He knows that a dark spirit, Orang Aljeh, is there and he is terrified he might wake it. But Kerta is there on the volcano, and the Ghost of Krakatoa has woken up.

'A powerful story of survival and loss based on the real-life events of the Krakatoa eruption in 1883.' (Publisher's blurb)

1 The Fog Allan Baillie , 2008 single work short story young adult fantasy
— Appears in: Trust Me! 2008; (p. 103-114)
1 The Battle Allan Baillie , 2007 single work autobiography
— Appears in: When We Were Young 2007; (p. 71-82)
1 y separately published work icon Archie the Big Good Wolf Allan Baillie , London : HarperCollins Australia , 2007 12162018 2007 single work drama children's
1 7 y separately published work icon Cat's Mountain Allan Baillie , Camberwell : Puffin , 2006 Z1251437 2006 single work novel young adult thriller 'When Cat is dropped off at her grandmother's hut in a remote part of the bush, she suddenly finds herself on her own. What has happened, and what can she do? Piecing together clues, Cat starts making sense of things . . . but not the sort of sense she was hoping for' (Source: publisher's blurb).
1 The Pencil Allan Baillie , 2005 single work short story young adult
— Appears in: A Taste of Cockroach 2005; (p. 151-164)
'A frightening story of life for women in Afghanistan under the rule of the "Beards", the Taliban, told from the perspective of a young girl. Caught with a stub of carpenter's pencil and threatened by an old man with execution, she nevertheless continues going to a secret school for girls' (Source: The Source).
1 The Bed-Sitter Allan Baillie , 2005 single work short story young adult
— Appears in: A Taste of Cockroach 2005; (p. 141-149)
'An Asian boy and an Australian girl are to be separated at the end of their senior schooling because of family expectations but not before an act of defiance' (Source: The Source).
1 Rebel! Allan Baillie , 2005 single work short story young adult
— Appears in: A Taste of Cockroach 2005; (p. 135-140)
In Burma in 1990, Aung San Suu Kyi won an election, but the ruling military junta refused to acknowledge the result. Author Allan Baillie heard a story about a real incident of rebellion that occurred that year, an incident in which a thong was thrown at a military officer. 'Rebel!' is based on that story.
1 The Bull Allan Baillie , 2005 single work short story young adult
— Appears in: A Taste of Cockroach 2005; (p. 67-88)
'When playing chicken with a bull a boy, Mon, has to overcome his fear to rescue his new friend Dave' (Source: The Source).
1 The Gold Buddha Allan Baillie , 2005 single work short story young adult
— Appears in: A Taste of Cockroach 2005; (p. 33-66)
'Having recovered from malaria, Yvette, a young French girl, is in the city of Luang Prabang with her greedy and unscrupulous Uncle Henri when the Haw bandits arrive. Uncle Henri thinks he can trick the monks and a young Lao hero into giving him their precious statue, the Pha Bang, for "safe-keeping," but he is tricked in turn' (Source: The Source).
1 The Domestic Allan Baillie , 2005 single work short story young adult
— Appears in: A Taste of Cockroach 2005; (p. 7-32)
Mary Ann comes to work as a domestic in Sophie's aunt's house in Balmain. She brings her two children, and a secret plan to help the children's father escape from the nearby Cockatoo Island prison.
1 The Offer Allan Baillie , 2005 single work short story young adult
— Appears in: A Taste of Cockroach 2005; (p. 1-6)
Baillie describes some of his experiences travelling in Nepal with friends in the 1960s.
1 5 y separately published work icon Castles Allan Baillie , Caroline Magerl (illustrator), Camberwell : Penguin , 2005 Z1219547 2005 single work picture book children's 'A day at the beach becomes a wonderful adventure in this magical book' (Source: NLA).
1 7 y separately published work icon A Taste of Cockroach Allan Baillie , Camberwell : Penguin , 2005 Z1192060 2005 selected work short story 'Here is a journey that begins with a shuddering disaster in the Himalayas, and ends with an ill-starred romance on Mars. In between are adventures down the rivers of Cambodia and Laos, battles with bulls in Australian country towns, encounters with French agents, freelance photography assignments, handbag-snatchers in Naples, thong-flingers in Rangoon, bread queues in Afghanistan, and more' (Source: back cover blurb).
1 Movie Plot Allan Baillie , 2005 single work short story
— Appears in: Storywizards 2005; (p. 37-39)
1 The Siege Allan Baillie , 2005 single work short story
— Appears in: Storywizards 2005; (p. 33)
1 4 y separately published work icon Riding with Thunderbolt : The Diary of Ben Cross Allan Baillie , Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2004 Z1130175 2004 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'I looked over my shoulder and saw a black stallion heading my way. There was a man riding the stallion and he was familiar somehow. As he got closer I could see a small child on the saddle in front of him...

'When Ben Cross runs away from his brutal uncle, he is looking for adventure. But he finds much more than that when he joins the bushranger Thunderbolt and becomes the cockatoo – or lookout – for the bushranger’s gang.

'In between raiding cattle stations, inns, stores and mail coaches Ben befriends Thunderbolt’s wife Mary Ann, helping in her endless hunt for food and hiding places in the wilderness.

'But at the end of a year of running from the law, of dramatic rescue and desperate shootouts, both Ben and Thunderbolt know they must give up the bushranging life.

'If they can...' (Publieher's blurb)

1 1 y separately published work icon Ten Out of Ten Allan Baillie , Melbourne : Phoenix Education , 2003 Z1157727 2003 selected work short story
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