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Issue Details: First known date: 1967... 1967 To the Wild Sky
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'No one had talked about fuel; what was the use of talking, anyway? But they all knew that engines which run on fuel have to run out of fuel sometime, and that the Egret just couldn’t keep on going for ever. They seemed to have been sitting in this plane, imprisoned, for days, waiting to die. Gerald just flew on and on as though he wanted to fly away to another world, almost as though he didn’t want to go down, almost as though he didn’t know how to go down.

When the Egret’s pilot dies suddenly mid-flight six teenagers, the only passengers on board, face a terrifying situation. Gerald has had some flying lessons, but he has never flown alone, and he has never landed a plane. Lost and afraid, they fly on as the fuel gauge drops and night closes in. Will they find a clear landing place? Could they land in the sea? If they do somehow land safely how will they find their way back to civilisation?'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Text Publishing edition).

Notes

  • Prequel to A City Out of Sight.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1967 .
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      Extent: 184p.
      Description: illus.
      Reprinted: 1968
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      St. Martin's Press ,
      1967 .
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      Extent: 184p.
      Description: illus.
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1971 .
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      Extent: 220p.
      Description: illus.
      Reprinted: 1976
      ISBN: 0140304835 (pbk.), 0207946345 (1976 printing)
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2014 .
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      Extent: 304p.
      Note/s:
      ISBN: 9781922147868
      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.)
Alternative title: Uberleben
Language: German

Works about this Work

The Outback: In Fear of the Bush John Foster , E. J. Finnis , Maureen Nimon , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : An Exploration of Genre and Theme 1995; (p. 71-86)
Always His Own Man : A Brief Account of Ivan Southall's Major Writing Don Matthews , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , April vol. 1 no. 1 1990; (p. 39-47)
Ivan Southall : Wounding and Regeneration Walter McVitty , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Innocence and Experience : Essays on Contemporary Australian Children's Writers 1981; (p. 233-265)
To the Wild Sky Eve Pownall , 1968 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : New Books for Boys and Girls , July no. 30 1968; (p. 6-7)
Untitled G. A. , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : New Books for Boys and Girls , July no. 27 1967; (p. 29-30)

— Review of To the Wild Sky Ivan Southall , 1967 single work children's fiction
Untitled G. A. , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : New Books for Boys and Girls , July no. 27 1967; (p. 29-30)

— Review of To the Wild Sky Ivan Southall , 1967 single work children's fiction
Ivan Southall : Wounding and Regeneration Walter McVitty , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Innocence and Experience : Essays on Contemporary Australian Children's Writers 1981; (p. 233-265)
Always His Own Man : A Brief Account of Ivan Southall's Major Writing Don Matthews , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , April vol. 1 no. 1 1990; (p. 39-47)
The Outback: In Fear of the Bush John Foster , E. J. Finnis , Maureen Nimon , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : An Exploration of Genre and Theme 1995; (p. 71-86)
To the Wild Sky Eve Pownall , 1968 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : New Books for Boys and Girls , July no. 30 1968; (p. 6-7)
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