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Ganda Singh, the Indian hawker, is making his last journey along the Murray River. Travelling with him are tough young Griff and Bronwen, Griff's lively cousin.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it contains an Indian character.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hutchinson Australia , 1978 .
      Extent: 168p.
      Description: illus.
      Reprinted: 1979 Hutchinson, London.
      ISBN: 0091309301
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1981 .
      Extent: 168p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Cover illustration by Graeme Base.
      ISBN: 0140314075

Other Formats

  • Also braille, sound recording.

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon Re-Visiting Historical Fiction for Young Readers : The Past through Modern Eyes Kim Wilson , New York (City) : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group , 2011 Z1886683 2011 single work criticism 'This study is concerned with how readers are positioned to interpret the past in historical fiction for children and young adults. Looking at literature published within the last thirty to forty years, Wilson identifies and explores a prevalent trend for re-visioning and rewriting the past according to modern social and political ideological assumptions. Fiction within this genre, while concerned with the past at the level of content, is additionally concerned with present views of that historical past because of the future to which it is moving. Specific areas of discussion include the identification of a new sub-genre: Living history fiction, stories of Joan of Arc, historical fiction featuring agentic females, the very popular Scholastic Press historical journal series, fictions of war, and historical fiction featuring multicultural discourses.

Wilson observes specific traits in historical fiction written for children — most notably how the notion of positive progress into the future is nuanced differently in this literature in which the concept of progress from the past is inextricably linked to the protagonist's potential for agency and the realization of subjectivity. The genre consistently manifests a concern with identity construction that in turn informs and influences how a metanarrative of positive progress is played out. This book engages in a discussion of the functionality of the past within the genre and offers an interpretative frame for the sifting out of the present from the past in historical fiction for young readers.' (Publisher's blurb)
'Caught in the Crack' : Stereotypes of South Asians in Australian Children's and Adolescent Literature John Foster , Heather Foster , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookbird , vol. 37 no. 2 1999; (p. 30-35)
The article examines the characterisation and representation of South Asians in Australian children's literature.
Children's Book Survey Margaret Dunkle , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 35 1981; (p. 31-33)

— Review of The Man in the Red Turban David Martin , 1978 single work children's fiction ; A Pet for Mrs Arbuckle Gwenda Smyth , 1981 single work picture book ; Rooms of Paradise 1978 anthology short story ; Keith Garvey's Dinkum Little Aussies Keith Garvey , 1980 selected work poetry ; Knees Doug MacLeod , 1981 single work picture book ; Once There Was a Swagman Hesba Brinsmead , 1979 single work children's fiction ; Billy, the Most Horrible Boy in the World Michael Dugan , 1981 single work picture book ; Longtime Passing Hesba Brinsmead , 1971 single work novel ; Fish and Bird Jiri Tibor Novak , 1981 single work picture book ; Terri Dianne Bates , 1981 single work children's fiction ; How to Demolish a Monster Quentin Hole , 1981 single work picture book ; Altar of Shulaani : an exciting science fiction adventure Margaret Pearce , 1981 single work children's fiction ; The Story of a Picture Book Rodney David Martin , 1981 single work criticism ; Magpie Island Colin Thiele , 1974 single work children's fiction ; There's a Dinosaur in the Park! Rodney David Martin , 1980 single work picture book ; The Further Adventures of Dr A. A. A. McGurk M.D. Osmar E. White , 1981 selected work children's fiction ; Night of the Muttonbirds Mary Small , 1981 single work children's fiction ; A Tide Flowing Joan Phipson , 1981 single work children's fiction ; Pine-Cone Possum Jean Chapman , 1981 single work children's fiction
David Martin : Alienation and Belonging Walter McVitty , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Innocence and Experience : Essays on Contemporary Australian Children's Writers 1981; (p. 163-190)
Children's Book Survey Margaret Dunkle , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 35 1981; (p. 31-33)

— Review of The Man in the Red Turban David Martin , 1978 single work children's fiction ; A Pet for Mrs Arbuckle Gwenda Smyth , 1981 single work picture book ; Rooms of Paradise 1978 anthology short story ; Keith Garvey's Dinkum Little Aussies Keith Garvey , 1980 selected work poetry ; Knees Doug MacLeod , 1981 single work picture book ; Once There Was a Swagman Hesba Brinsmead , 1979 single work children's fiction ; Billy, the Most Horrible Boy in the World Michael Dugan , 1981 single work picture book ; Longtime Passing Hesba Brinsmead , 1971 single work novel ; Fish and Bird Jiri Tibor Novak , 1981 single work picture book ; Terri Dianne Bates , 1981 single work children's fiction ; How to Demolish a Monster Quentin Hole , 1981 single work picture book ; Altar of Shulaani : an exciting science fiction adventure Margaret Pearce , 1981 single work children's fiction ; The Story of a Picture Book Rodney David Martin , 1981 single work criticism ; Magpie Island Colin Thiele , 1974 single work children's fiction ; There's a Dinosaur in the Park! Rodney David Martin , 1980 single work picture book ; The Further Adventures of Dr A. A. A. McGurk M.D. Osmar E. White , 1981 selected work children's fiction ; Night of the Muttonbirds Mary Small , 1981 single work children's fiction ; A Tide Flowing Joan Phipson , 1981 single work children's fiction ; Pine-Cone Possum Jean Chapman , 1981 single work children's fiction
'Caught in the Crack' : Stereotypes of South Asians in Australian Children's and Adolescent Literature John Foster , Heather Foster , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookbird , vol. 37 no. 2 1999; (p. 30-35)
The article examines the characterisation and representation of South Asians in Australian children's literature.
David Martin : Alienation and Belonging Walter McVitty , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Innocence and Experience : Essays on Contemporary Australian Children's Writers 1981; (p. 163-190)
y separately published work icon Re-Visiting Historical Fiction for Young Readers : The Past through Modern Eyes Kim Wilson , New York (City) : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group , 2011 Z1886683 2011 single work criticism 'This study is concerned with how readers are positioned to interpret the past in historical fiction for children and young adults. Looking at literature published within the last thirty to forty years, Wilson identifies and explores a prevalent trend for re-visioning and rewriting the past according to modern social and political ideological assumptions. Fiction within this genre, while concerned with the past at the level of content, is additionally concerned with present views of that historical past because of the future to which it is moving. Specific areas of discussion include the identification of a new sub-genre: Living history fiction, stories of Joan of Arc, historical fiction featuring agentic females, the very popular Scholastic Press historical journal series, fictions of war, and historical fiction featuring multicultural discourses.

Wilson observes specific traits in historical fiction written for children — most notably how the notion of positive progress into the future is nuanced differently in this literature in which the concept of progress from the past is inextricably linked to the protagonist's potential for agency and the realization of subjectivity. The genre consistently manifests a concern with identity construction that in turn informs and influences how a metanarrative of positive progress is played out. This book engages in a discussion of the functionality of the past within the genre and offers an interpretative frame for the sifting out of the present from the past in historical fiction for young readers.' (Publisher's blurb)
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