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y separately published work icon The Ice Is Coming single work   novel   young adult  
Is part of The Book of Wirrun Patricia Wrightson , 1977 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1977... 1977 The Ice Is Coming
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'Wirrun was a man of the People, the Aborigines of Australia. He was young and educated in the ways of the whites. But when the mountain cried for help, he heard. For the Ninya, the ancient ice-spirits, were seeking to bring a new ice age to the land down under. Together with the Mimi, a rock-spirit from far away, he set out to find the Eldest Nargun, a creature of living rock that had defeated the Ninya in the long-gone past. And with the Power given him by a hero-spirit, he could see and command all the ancient earth-spirits. But the way was long and hard--and the Eldest Nargun was not what he expected.' (Source: Bookseller's website)

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has a Japanese translation.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hutchinson Australia , 1977 .
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      Extent: 222p.
      Description: maps.
      ISBN: 009129150X
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Atheneum ,
      1977 .
      Extent: 222p.
      ISBN: 0689500815
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Ballantine Books ,
      1981 .
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      Extent: 196p.
      ISBN: 0345294858
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1983 .
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      Extent: 222p.
      ISBN: 0140316280
      Series: Puffin Plus Puffin (publisher), series - publisher
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Song of Wirrun Patricia Wrightson , Melbourne : Douglas Century , 1987 Z515922 1987 selected work novel young adult Melbourne : Douglas Century , 1987
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Song of Wirrun Patricia Wrightson , Melbourne : Douglas Century , 1987 Z515922 1987 selected work novel young adult Ringwood : Puffin , 1993
Alternative title: Isen Kommer
Language: Swedish
    • Stockholm,
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      Sweden,
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      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
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      Sjostrands ,
      1981 .
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      Extent: 232p.
      ISBN: 9175740427

Works about this Work

Ten Adolescent Fiction Books Every English Teacher Should Read Ernie Tucker , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 43 no. 3 2008; (p. 86-87)
Patricia Wrightson : 'Spirits in Their Own Land' John Foster , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Adolescent Novel : Australian Perspectives 1997; (p. 227-235)
Aboriginal Australia : A Century of Attitudinal Change 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. 35-52)
Hero and Everyman Patricia Wrightson , 1993 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 8 no. 1 1993; (p. 5-8)
The Many Faced Bunyip and Teaching Children's Literature Rhonda Bunbury , Reinbert Tabbert , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 2 no. 3 1991; (p. 99-107)
Untitled Ralph Elliott , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 October 1983; (p. 13)

— Review of The Ice Is Coming Patricia Wrightson , 1977 single work novel
An Unassailable Mythology Malcolm G. Pettigrove , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 July 1978;

— Review of The Ice Is Coming Patricia Wrightson , 1977 single work novel
Untitled Eve Pownall , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time: The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , January no. 66 1978; (p. 39-40)

— Review of The Ice Is Coming Patricia Wrightson , 1977 single work novel
Over the Rim of Reality H. M. Saxby , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 3 no. 1 1988; (p. 4-8)
Hero and Everyman Patricia Wrightson , 1993 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 8 no. 1 1993; (p. 5-8)
Ten Adolescent Fiction Books Every English Teacher Should Read Ernie Tucker , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 43 no. 3 2008; (p. 86-87)
Children's Adult Patricia Rolfe , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 29 August 1989; (p. 113)
Patricia Wrightson : At the Edge of Australian Vision Walter McVitty , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Innocence and Experience : Essays on Contemporary Australian Children's Writers 1981; (p. 99-130)
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