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Issue Details: First known date: 1976... 1976 The October Child
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'The arrival of baby Carl marks a turning point in the lives of the Mariners. Loved and wanted though he is, Carl casts a shadow over the household, and his adolescent brother becomes increasingly resentful and bewildered.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Autism.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view Third person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Oxford University Press ,
      1976 .
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      Extent: [7], 151p.p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0192713841
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Lothrop, Lee and Shepard ,
      1977 .
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      Alternative title: The Devil Hole
      Extent: 215p.
      ISBN: 0688417981
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hodder and Stoughton , 1993 .
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      Extent: iv, 151p.p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0340605480 (pbk.)
      Series: y separately published work icon Starlight Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1993-2003 Z1329409 1993- series - publisher children's fiction novel children's young adult
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hodder Headline , 1995 .
      Extent: 1v.p.
      ISBN: 0733601553
      Series: y separately published work icon Starlight Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1993-2003 Z1329409 1993- series - publisher children's fiction novel children's young adult
Alternative title: En toch hoor je er bij
Language: Dutch

Other Formats

  • Also braille and sound recording.

Works about this Work

'A Little Child Shall Lead Them' : The Child as Redeemer Margot Hillel , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature and the Fin de Siécle 2003; (p. 57-70)
Representations of Mothers and Mothering in Contemporary Australian Children's Literature Margot Hillel , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: La Trobe Library Journal , Spring no. 60 1997; (p. 97-107)
Eleanor Spence : Observer of Family Life Walter McVitty , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Innocence and Experience : Essays on Contemporary Australian Children's Writers 1981; (p. 67-93)
The Novels of Eleanor Spence Walter McVitty , 1977 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 64 (p. 8-20)
Reminiscences on the Writing of "The October Child" Eleanor Spence , 1977 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 64 (p. 4-7)
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