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y separately published work icon Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo single work   novel   young adult   humour  
Is part of Lockie Leonard Series Tim Winton , 1990-1997 series - author novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo
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'Lockie Leonard, hot surf-rat, is in love. The human torpedo is barely settled into his new school, and already he's got a girl on his mind. And not just any girl: it has to be Vicki Streeton, the smartest, prettiest, richest girl in the class. What chance have you got when your dad's a cop, your mum's a frighteningly understanding parent, your brother wets the bed and the teachers take an instant dislike to you and then you fall in love at twelve-and-three-quarter years old? It can only mean trouble, worry, mega-embarrassment and some wild, wild times ' (Publication summary)

Adaptations

y separately published work icon Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo : The Play Paige Gibbs , Sydney : Currency Press , 1996 Z859525 1996 single work drama young adult

Notes

  • Other formats: Also braille and sound recording, ebook

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Yarra, South Yarra - Glen Iris area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: McPhee Gribble , 1990 .
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      Extent: 132p.
      ISBN: 0869141848
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Bodley Head ,
      1990 .
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      Extent: 132p.
      ISBN: 0370314743
    • Boston, Massachusetts,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Little, Brown ,
      1991 .
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      Extent: 148p.
      ISBN: 0316947539
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Red Fox ,
      1992 .
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      Extent: 132p.
      ISBN: 099973200
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1993 .
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      Extent: 132p.
      Reprinted: 2003
      ISBN: 0140366512
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2000 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 132p.
      Reprinted: 2003 , 2007
      ISBN: 0143300962
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin Books , 2013 .
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      Extent: 1vp.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 12/07/2013
      ISBN: 9781743481202
Alternative title: Lockie Leonard, de torpedo
Language: Dutch
    • Amsterdam,
      c
      Netherlands,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Van Goor ,
      1991 .
      Extent: 127p.

Works about this Work

Moral Panics and Masculinities : Queering Australian YA Jonno Revanche , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , April 2018;

'For a generation of boys, the youth lit canon often centralised visceral physicality over true intimacy and vulnerability. But for today’s young queer readers grappling with questions of gender and desire, a new canon is emerging that captures more nuanced and diverse ways to come of age.' (Introduction)

Teaching English : Some Remarks on the Emergence of the Sympathetic Teacher in the English Classroom Annette Patterson , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Teaching Australian Literature : From Classroom Conversations to National Imaginings 2011; (p. 319-332)
In this essay, Annette Patterson illustrates how ‘The study of Australian literature is one technique among many at our disposal in shaping the lives of future citizens.’ (330)
Winton's Books for Kids to Become a TV Series Melissa Kent , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 13 August 2005; (p. 7)
'When the Voices of Children are Heard on the Green' : The Innocent Child in Literature Margot Hillel , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature Matters : Proceedings of the 3rd Australian Children's Literature Association for Research Conference 2001;
Lockie Leonard Modified Liesbeth Botman , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 8 no. 3 2000; (p. 13-14)
Details the textual changes made to Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo in order that it be understood by (and acceptable to) American and British audiences.
Avalon Fantasy and Reality Robyn Boydell , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 March 1991; (p. 5)

— Review of Brother Night Victor Kelleher , 1990 single work novel ; Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo Tim Winton , 1990 single work novel ; Message from Avalon Jenny Wagner , 1990 single work novel
Kids' Books Meg Sorensen , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 119 1990; (p. 44-45)

— Review of Hero Allan Baillie , 1990 single work novel ; The Road to Summering Maureen Pople , 1990 single work novel ; Clare Street Nora Dugon , 1990 single work novel ; Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo Tim Winton , 1990 single work novel
[Review] Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Children's Book Review Service , April 1992; (p. 108)

— Review of Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo Tim Winton , 1990 single work novel
[Review] Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Horn Book Magazine , Mar/April vol. 68 no. 2 1992; (p. 212)

— Review of Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo Tim Winton , 1990 single work novel
Good catch hauled from children's book ocean Toss Gascoigne , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Mercury , 3 March 1990; (p. 21)

— Review of Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo Tim Winton , 1990 single work novel ; Where the Forest Meets the Sea Jeannie Baker , 1987 single work picture book ; Polar Story Elaine Moss , 1975 single work picture book
y separately published work icon Tim Winton : The Writer and His Work Michael McGirr , South Yarra : Macmillan Education Australia , 1999 Z1022919 1999 single work criticism Aimed principally at younger readers and students, this work contains biographical information about Winton which situates him in a Western Australian context and has chapters dealing with each of Winton's novels to date. Each chapter concludes with a section 'Questions and Activities'.
Tim Winton Alfred R. Mappin , 1990 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 5 no. 2 1990; (p. 18-19)
Novel Teachers : The Image of Teachers in Australian Children's Literature Mary Durrington , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 9 no. 4 1994; (p. 5-8)
Winton's Books for Kids to Become a TV Series Melissa Kent , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 13 August 2005; (p. 7)
Teaching English : Some Remarks on the Emergence of the Sympathetic Teacher in the English Classroom Annette Patterson , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Teaching Australian Literature : From Classroom Conversations to National Imaginings 2011; (p. 319-332)
In this essay, Annette Patterson illustrates how ‘The study of Australian literature is one technique among many at our disposal in shaping the lives of future citizens.’ (330)
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