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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Checkers
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For years she dreamed of owning a dog. She got Checkers. He was an exuberant undisciplined mutt, with a heap of attitude. His white and black coat had passers-by pointing and laughing. It looked like a mosaic of tiles that had been smashed, then re-assembled. A bit like her life really. And somehow she has to piece it all back together. Only then might she understand why it fell apart in the first place. (Source: Trove)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Albie, who jumped fences, chased rabbits, and barked at life.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      • Publisher: Pan
      Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan , 1997 .
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      Extent: 123p.
      ISBN: 0330359738
    • Boston, Massachusetts,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Houghton Mifflin ,
      1998 .
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      Extent: 122p.
      ISBN: 0395857546
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Dell Laurel-Leaf ,
      2000 .
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      Extent: 122p.
      ISBN: 0440228603 (pbk.)
Alternative title: En Bricka i Spelet
Language: Swedish
    • Falun,
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      Sweden,
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      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      BonnierCarlsen ,
      1999 .
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      Extent: 142p.
      ISBN: 9163835967

Works about this Work

Checkers : The Political Novel John Noell Moore , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: John Marsden : Darkness, Shadow, and Light 2011; (p. 101-114)
[Review] Checkers Sally Pyvis , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 13 no. 2 1999; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Checkers John Marsden , 1996 single work novel
John Marsden : 'Fighting On' John Foster , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Adolescent Novel : Australian Perspectives 1997; (p. 173-182)
Electr(a)ic Realism : Part 2 : Idealised Reality Joanne McPherson , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Making It Real : Proceedings of the Fourth Children's Literature Conference 1997; (p. 27-30)
[Review] Checkers H. M. Saxby , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 11 no. 2 1996; (p. 48)

— Review of Checkers John Marsden , 1996 single work novel
[Review] Checkers Ashley Freeman , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 40 no. 3 1996; (p. 35)

— Review of Checkers John Marsden , 1996 single work novel
[Review] Checkers H. M. Saxby , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 11 no. 2 1996; (p. 48)

— Review of Checkers John Marsden , 1996 single work novel
[Review] Checkers Sally Pyvis , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 13 no. 2 1999; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Checkers John Marsden , 1996 single work novel
All It Takes is a Little Bit of Imagination Stephen Matthews , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 August 1996; (p. C10)

— Review of Green Monkey Dreams : Stories Isobelle Carmody , 1996 selected work short story ; Johnny Hart's Heroes David Metzenthen , 1996 single work novel ; Checkers John Marsden , 1996 single work novel
Teenager's Plight Hits Raw Nerve Christine Walsh , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 17 May 1996; (p. 8)

— Review of Checkers John Marsden , 1996 single work novel
Telling Teenagers the Truth Bron Sibree , 1996 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 June 1996; (p. 20)
Electr(a)ic Realism : Part 2 : Idealised Reality Joanne McPherson , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Making It Real : Proceedings of the Fourth Children's Literature Conference 1997; (p. 27-30)
Looking for Adventure Suzanne Brown , 1996 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 14 April 1996; (p. 8)
Problem Parents : Parental Dishonesty - the Untold Story Rod Moran , 1996 single work column biography
— Appears in: The West Australian , 23 April 1996; (p. 7)
John Marsden : 'Fighting On' John Foster , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Adolescent Novel : Australian Perspectives 1997; (p. 173-182)
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