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Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 My Sister Sif
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'Fourteen-year-old Riko manages to get her delicate older sister Sif and herself to their remote Pacific island home, where an American scientist who falls in love with Sif and discovers her connection with an underwater race creates complications in Riko's life.'

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking Kestrel , 1986 .
      Extent: 180p.
      Reprinted: 1987
      ISBN: 0670815241
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1988 .
      Extent: 180p.
      ISBN: 0140340009 (pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Viking ,
      1991 .
      Extent: 180p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      ISBN: 0670839248
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1996 .
      Extent: 180p.
      ISBN: 0140378154 (pbk)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Puffin ,
      1997 .
      Extent: 180p.
      ISBN: 0140384758 (pbk.)
Alternative title: Min sooster Sif
Language: Danish

Works about this Work

[Untitled] Jo Goodman , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 24 no. 1 2009; (p. 34-35)

— Review of My Sister Sif Ruth Park , 1986 single work novel
Re-issued in the Children's Classic series, Goodman describes My Sister Sif as an 'unusual' novel with a strong conservationist message that retains its relevance to current concerns of environmental pollution.
y separately published work icon Shakespeare in Children's Literature : Gender and Cultural Capital Erica Hateley , New York (City) : Routledge , 2009 13815357 2009 single work criticism

'Shakespeare in Children's Literature looks at the genre of Shakespeare-for-children, considering both adaptations of his plays and children's novels in which he appears as a character. Drawing on feminist theory and sociology, Hateley demonstrates how Shakespeare for children utilises the ongoing cultural capital of "Shakespeare," and the pedagogical aspects of children's literature, to perpetuate anachronistic forms of identity and authority.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)

A very long way from 'Billabong' Heather Scutter , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , April vol. 2 no. 1 1991; (p. 30-35)
Sources of Resilience: Australian Books for Children and Adolescents Don Pemberton , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature Association Quarterly , vol. 15 no. 4 1990; (p. 166-167)
Pemberton introduces six papers that critically engage with children's books in Australia and present a wide range of subjects and critical approaches. He briefly references the work of the aforementioned authors, quoting from Wrightson's Nargun and the Stars in recognition of the 'mythic potentialities' and 'immense challenge' of writing about what it means to be Australian (166). In this sense it is 'the image of the Australian child' and how this image is situated within and in relation to, the landscape that provides the focus for this issue of the periodical, drawing attention to how 'the dimensions of mythic distance in Australian children's literature are wide indeed' (167). For Pemberton, the authors and texts under discussion utilise 'the idiosyncrasies of Australian idiom, humour and candour' in ways that 'are testimony to a national resilience' and representative of 'the evolution of national identity' (166-67).
Know the Author : Ruth Park Toss Gascoigne , 1988 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 3 no. 1 1988; (p. 14-15)
Untitled Lois McVitty , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 2 no. 1 1987; (p. 24)

— Review of My Sister Sif Ruth Park , 1986 single work novel
[Untitled] Jo Goodman , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 24 no. 1 2009; (p. 34-35)

— Review of My Sister Sif Ruth Park , 1986 single work novel
Re-issued in the Children's Classic series, Goodman describes My Sister Sif as an 'unusual' novel with a strong conservationist message that retains its relevance to current concerns of environmental pollution.
Fascinating Dip into the Future Walter McVitty , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 20-21 December 1986; (p. 13)

— Review of Taronga Victor Kelleher , 1986 single work novel ; My Sister Sif Ruth Park , 1986 single work novel
Adventures with the Sea People Eleanor Stodart , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 December 1986; (p. B2)

— Review of My Sister Sif Ruth Park , 1986 single work novel
Mermaids For Conservation Margaret Aitken , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 22 November 1986; (p. 13)

— Review of My Sister Sif Ruth Park , 1986 single work novel
The Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards 1987 : The Short Lists Jo Goodman , 1987 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 2 no. 2 1987; (p. 12-13)
Know the Author : Ruth Park Toss Gascoigne , 1988 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 3 no. 1 1988; (p. 14-15)
Sources of Resilience: Australian Books for Children and Adolescents Don Pemberton , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature Association Quarterly , vol. 15 no. 4 1990; (p. 166-167)
Pemberton introduces six papers that critically engage with children's books in Australia and present a wide range of subjects and critical approaches. He briefly references the work of the aforementioned authors, quoting from Wrightson's Nargun and the Stars in recognition of the 'mythic potentialities' and 'immense challenge' of writing about what it means to be Australian (166). In this sense it is 'the image of the Australian child' and how this image is situated within and in relation to, the landscape that provides the focus for this issue of the periodical, drawing attention to how 'the dimensions of mythic distance in Australian children's literature are wide indeed' (167). For Pemberton, the authors and texts under discussion utilise 'the idiosyncrasies of Australian idiom, humour and candour' in ways that 'are testimony to a national resilience' and representative of 'the evolution of national identity' (166-67).
A very long way from 'Billabong' Heather Scutter , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , April vol. 2 no. 1 1991; (p. 30-35)
y separately published work icon Shakespeare in Children's Literature : Gender and Cultural Capital Erica Hateley , New York (City) : Routledge , 2009 13815357 2009 single work criticism

'Shakespeare in Children's Literature looks at the genre of Shakespeare-for-children, considering both adaptations of his plays and children's novels in which he appears as a character. Drawing on feminist theory and sociology, Hateley demonstrates how Shakespeare for children utilises the ongoing cultural capital of "Shakespeare," and the pedagogical aspects of children's literature, to perpetuate anachronistic forms of identity and authority.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)

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