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Issue Details: First known date: 1983... 1983 A Little Fear
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A strong-minded old woman struggles with an ancient gnome-like creature for the right to live in the small cottage that she has just bought, on land that the Njimbin has occupied for centuries.

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  • Other formats: Also braille and sound recording.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has a Japanese translation.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Hutchinson Australia ,
      1983 .
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      Extent: 110p.
      Reprinted: 1996
      ISBN: 0091484502
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Atheneum ,
      1983 .
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      Extent: 110p.
      Note/s:
      • A Margaret K. McElderry book.
      ISBN: 0689502915
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1985 .
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      Extent: 110p.
      Reprinted: 1993
      ISBN: 014031847X
Alternative title: En Liten Radsla
Language: Swedish
    • Stockholm,
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      Sweden,
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      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
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      Sjostrands Forlag ,
      1984 .
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      Extent: 130p.

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon Teaching Classic Australian Children's Fiction Anthony Shaw , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2016- 15827758 2016 website prose

This Exhibition is a collection of extensive teaching resources for classic Australian children's texts. The resources are aimed at upper primary school and lower high school teachers. The collection forms part of Anthony Shaw's Learning with Literature program.

Patricia Wrightson : 'Spirits in Their Own Land' John Foster , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Adolescent Novel : Australian Perspectives 1997; (p. 227-235)
A Little Masterpiece: Patricia Wrightson's 'A Little Fear' John Murray , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 6 no. 3 1996; (p. 5-12)
Murray discusses Patricia Wrightson's novel A Little Fear which he describes as 'notable among the growing umber of regional novels in Australian Children's literature (5). Wrightson's use of Aboriginal spirit creatures, argues Murray, helps 'assist Australian readers of European descent in making imaginative connections with a landscape into which they were born but to which they are not indigenous' (5). According to Murray, the text's uncertainties and unconventional resolution coupled with 'multiplicity of meaning, precision of setting and innovation', make it 'one of Wrightson's most successful novels' (12).
y separately published work icon The Responses of Early Adolescent, White Australian Readers to Selected Cross-Cultural Folklore-Based Fantasy Novels by Patricia Wrightson Barbara Joan Tobin , Ann Arbor : University Microfilms International , 1994 Z1524171 1994 single work thesis
Patricia Wrightson's 'Wirrun': A Modern Aboriginal Mythic Hero John Gough , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 1 no. 3 1990; (p. 140-144)
[Review] A Little Fear [and] The White Crane Walter McVitty , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 July 1984;

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson , 1983 single work children's fiction ; The White Crane Junko Morimoto , Helen Smith (translator), 1983 single work picture book
[Review] A Little Fear Natalie Babbitt , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 13 November 1983; (p. 40)

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson , 1983 single work children's fiction
[Review] A Little Fear Shan Small , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 July 1984;

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson , 1983 single work children's fiction
[Review] A Little Fear 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 July 1984;

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson , 1983 single work children's fiction
[Review] A Little Fear 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Family Circle , 10 August 1984;

— Review of A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson , 1983 single work children's fiction
Of Hopes and Njimbins Fay Griffiths , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Looking Back (1988-1788) : The Bicentennial Book of the Rockhampton Writers' Club 1988; (p. 31-32)
y separately published work icon The Responses of Early Adolescent, White Australian Readers to Selected Cross-Cultural Folklore-Based Fantasy Novels by Patricia Wrightson Barbara Joan Tobin , Ann Arbor : University Microfilms International , 1994 Z1524171 1994 single work thesis
Patricia Wrightson : 'Spirits in Their Own Land' John Foster , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Adolescent Novel : Australian Perspectives 1997; (p. 227-235)
Patricia Wrightson's 'Wirrun': A Modern Aboriginal Mythic Hero John Gough , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 1 no. 3 1990; (p. 140-144)
Judges' Report, 1984 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 92 1984; (p. 6-13)
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