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y separately published work icon Children of the Sun single work   non-fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 1957... 1957 Children of the Sun
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'Though eight years old, his body is so small, his face so pinched, you would take him for five or six.

'Antonino is an abandoned child struggling for survival in the dark alleys of Naples. He is one of thousands whose waking hours are spent in petty crime and whose bed is a street grating above a bakers oven.

'Yet there is hope, in the shape of a young priest, Mario Borrelli. In a journey of self-transformation and love, Father Borrelli befriends the street children and sets up a support network for them: The House of the Urchins.

'Morris West spent time in the slums of impoverished postwar Naples. His chilling account of the local street urchins in his international bestseller Children of the Sun drew the world's attention to their plight, and offers a timeless insight into child poverty. West's portrayal of Father Borelli has inspired many others to follow in Borelli's footsteps.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Allen & Unwin, 2017).

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Children of the Sun Morris West , ( dir. George More O'Ferrall ) United Kingdom (UK) : ITV Anglia Television , 1961 6012060 1961 single work film/TV

Based on Morris West's non-fiction book Children of the Sun: The Slum Dwellers of Naples (1957), this was adapted for ITV anthology television series ITV Television Playhouse during a period when British television was swinging strongly towards social realism.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      Heinemann ,
      1957 .
      Extent: xiv, 215p.p.
      Description: illus.
      Reprinted: 1961 , 1964
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Doubleday ,
      1957 .
      Alternative title: Children of the Shadows: the true story of the street urchins of Naples
      Extent: 189p.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      William Morrow ,
      1957 .
      Alternative title: Children of the Shadows: the true story of the street urchins of Naples
      Extent: 189p.
    • London,
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      Pan ,
      1958 .
      Extent: 187p.
      Reprinted: 1967
    • London,
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      England,
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      Catholic Book Club ,
      1958 .
      Alternative title: Children of the Sun: the true story of the street urchins of Naples
      Extent: 215p.
      Description: illus.
    • London,
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      England,
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      Fontana ,
      1977 .
      Alternative title: Children of the Sun: the true story of the street urchins of Naples
      Extent: 188p.
      Description: illus.
      Reprinted: 1983
      ISBN: 0006343066
    • London,
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      Mandarin ,
      1995 .
      Extent: 187p.
      ISBN: 074931835X
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Bolinda , 2000 .
      Extent: 311p.
      Edition info: Large print.
      ISBN: 1740302036
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2017 .
      image of person or book cover 7975022238107711395.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 188p.p.
      ISBN: 9781760297558, 9781760638290
Alternative title: Filhos das trevas
Language: Portuguese
    • Rio de Janeiro,
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      Brazil,
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      South America, Americas,
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      Record ,
      1957 .
      Extent: 150p.
      Note/s:
      • Reprinted five times by 1987.

Other Formats

  • Also braille and sound recording.

Works about this Work

Turning Points Morris West , 1994 single work biography
— Appears in: The Age , 10 September 1994; (p. 1,6) The Canberra Times , 10 September 1994; (p. C5) My First Love and Turning Points 1995; (p. 133-137)
Morris West : His Book on Naples Won Him International Fame John Hetherington , 1960 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 15 August 1960; (p. 18) The Daily Telegraph , 20 August 1960;
Turning Points Morris West , 1994 single work biography
— Appears in: The Age , 10 September 1994; (p. 1,6) The Canberra Times , 10 September 1994; (p. C5) My First Love and Turning Points 1995; (p. 133-137)
Morris West : His Book on Naples Won Him International Fame John Hetherington , 1960 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 15 August 1960; (p. 18) The Daily Telegraph , 20 August 1960;
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