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Issue Details: First known date: 1965... 1965 All the Green Year
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'It was the end of an era; a year of ‘outlandish happenings’; a time when everything seemed to change for Charlie Reeve, a daydreaming lad growing up in a small town on the Mornington Peninsula.

'His teacher and dad are giving him a hard time, his neighbour Squid keeps getting him into trouble, and his best mate Johnno is busy seeing a girl—which leads Charlie to a nasty fight with Big Simmons.

'First published in 1965, and subsequently made into a popular ABC TV series, All the Green Year is the story of a boy’s journey towards adulthood—‘not only the humour of it but its drama and pain’, as the 96-year-old Don Charlwood writes in his revised afterword.

'This Text Classics edition of one of Australia’s most loved coming-of-age novels comes with a new introduction by Michael McGirr, author of the bestseller Things You Get for Free. (Publication summary : Text Classics)

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form y separately published work icon All the Green Years Cliff Green , ( dir. Douglas Sharp ) Melbourne : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1980 6976795 1980 series - publisher film/TV

Coming-of-age story of a young boy living in Melbourne in 1929.

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  • Also published in large print, braille and sound recording formats.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Text Publishing , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Michael McGirr , 2012 essay

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pacific Books , 1967 .
      Series: Pacific Books Angus and Robertson (publisher), 1961 series - publisher The establishment of this paperback imprint of Angus Robertson was spearheaded by Beatrice Davis. It started with print runs of 20,000 in 1961 (Paper Empires: History of Book in Australia, 18).This paperback series, published by Angus and Robertson, contains both numbered and unnumbered volumes.
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      Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson ,
      1980 .
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      Extent: 183p.
      ISBN: 020714195
    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Eden Paperbacks , 1989 .
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      ISBN: 0207163456 (pbk.)
      Series: Eden Paperbacks Angus and Robertson (publisher), 1987 series - publisher This paperback imprint of Angus and Robertson was launched in September 1987. The first titles included Upfield's Winds of Evil and Derryn Hinch's Death at Newport.
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1996 .
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      Extent: 183p.
      ISBN: 0207191204
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2012 .
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      Extent: 240p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 22 August 2012.
      ISBN: 9781922079428
      Series: y separately published work icon Text Classics Text Publishing (publisher), Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2012- Z1851461 2012 series - publisher novel 'Great books by great Australian storytellers.' (Text website.)

Works about this Work

[Review] All the Green Year Bill Wootton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 20 no. 4 2012; (p. 10-11)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood , 1965 single work novel
Fiction : Pick of the Week Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 29 September 2012; (p. 26) The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 September 2012; (p. 32)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood , 1965 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 September 2012; (p. 24)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood , 1965 single work novel
Introduction Michael McGirr , 2012 essay
— Appears in: All the Green Year 2012;
Searching for an Aussie 'Tom Sawyer' -- The Classic Boy Anthony Ross , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August-December vol. 5 no. 2-3 1994; (p. 63-67)
In this essay, Anthony Ross searches for an Australian novel comparable in structure, plot and characterisation to Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Ross canvasses a range of works which depict a mainstream Australian boyhood, naming Don Charlwood's novel All The Green Year as 'the ranking contender for an Aussie Tom Sawyer' (63). The basis for this claim rests upon a perceived need for child readers to identify with a text by saying 'that is how I am now' (66) an element Ross finds in Charlwood's novel which he describes as 'episodic, adventurous and fun' (67).
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 September 2012; (p. 24)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood , 1965 single work novel
Fiction : Pick of the Week Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 29 September 2012; (p. 26) The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 September 2012; (p. 32)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood , 1965 single work novel
[Review] All the Green Year Bill Wootton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 20 no. 4 2012; (p. 10-11)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood , 1965 single work novel
[Review] All the Green Year Clive Kelly , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 February. 1966; (p. 16)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood , 1965 single work novel
[Review] All the Green Year A. R. Chisholm , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 May. 1966; (p. 25)

— Review of All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood , 1965 single work novel
Searching for an Aussie 'Tom Sawyer' -- The Classic Boy Anthony Ross , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August-December vol. 5 no. 2-3 1994; (p. 63-67)
In this essay, Anthony Ross searches for an Australian novel comparable in structure, plot and characterisation to Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Ross canvasses a range of works which depict a mainstream Australian boyhood, naming Don Charlwood's novel All The Green Year as 'the ranking contender for an Aussie Tom Sawyer' (63). The basis for this claim rests upon a perceived need for child readers to identify with a text by saying 'that is how I am now' (66) an element Ross finds in Charlwood's novel which he describes as 'episodic, adventurous and fun' (67).
Introduction Michael McGirr , 2012 essay
— Appears in: All the Green Year 2012;
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