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Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 The House Guest
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A teenage boy who robs houses with a group of school friends, forms a strange attachment to an old house and a dog, and unwittingly solves the mystery of a missing boy.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 1991 .
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      Extent: 159p.
      ISBN: 0670841242 (pbk.)
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1993 .
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      Extent: 159p.
      ISBN: 0140346015 (pbk.)
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1997 .
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      Extent: 156p.
      ISBN: 0140386017
    • Balmain, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: Ligature , 2019 .
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      • Published 4 June 2019

      ISBN: 9781925883206
Alternative title: De huisvriend
Language: Dutch

Other Formats

  • Also braille, sound recording.

Works about this Work

On Corrupting the Youth - A Reply to Jill Ireland Val Van Putten , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 41 no. 2 1997; (p. 7-9)
Val van Putten counters Jill Ireland's criticism of some of the books written for older readers shortlisted in the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards.
Eleanor Nilsson : 'Unsettling Incongruities' Maureen Nimon , Sally Nimon , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Adolescent Novel : Australian Perspectives 1997; (p. 191-196)
The City: Multiculturalism and Other Urban Issues 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. 87-104)
Untitled Jill Midolo , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 7 no. 2 1993; (p. 21)

— Review of The House Guest Eleanor Nilsson , 1991 single work novel
Deceptively Simple: Eleanor Nilsson's Writing for Children Maureen Nimon , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 4 no. 3 1993; (p. 3-9)
A range of Nilsson's works for young, developing and older readers are discussed, with a particular emphasis on The House Guest and There's a Crocodile There Now Too. Nimon examines the way in which Nilsson represents the world of children within picture books for children around twelve years old; a genre which has trouble drawing attention and popular acclaim. Nilsson also writes about 'writing for children', analysing how to read books and how to construct them (9) and is quoted as saying that fantasy 'can be way of presenting our human experience more effectively and memorably than it may be possible to do in realist fictions' (9).
Untitled Stella Lees , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 36 no. 2 1992; (p. 30-31)

— Review of The House Guest Eleanor Nilsson , 1991 single work novel
Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 7 no. 2 1992; (p. 31)

— Review of The House Guest Eleanor Nilsson , 1991 single work novel
Untitled Jill Midolo , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 7 no. 2 1993; (p. 21)

— Review of The House Guest Eleanor Nilsson , 1991 single work novel
Tale of Young Burglars Has a Twist Laurie Copping , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 July 1992; (p. C11)

— Review of Peter Kate Walker , 1991 single work novel ; Del-Del Victor Kelleher , 1991 single work novel ; The House Guest Eleanor Nilsson , 1991 single work novel ; Change the Locks Simon French , 1991 single work novel
Life As It Is with Reality, Fantasy and Mystery Frances Kelly , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 30 November 1991; (p. 13)

— Review of The House Guest Eleanor Nilsson , 1991 single work novel
On Corrupting the Youth - A Reply to Jill Ireland Val Van Putten , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 41 no. 2 1997; (p. 7-9)
Val van Putten counters Jill Ireland's criticism of some of the books written for older readers shortlisted in the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards.
Know the Author : Eleanor Nilsson Moya Costello , 1991 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 6 no. 5 1991; (p. 19-21)
Housebreak Led to a Big Reward Nadine Williams , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 July 1992; (p. 7)
Eleanor Nilsson : 'Unsettling Incongruities' Maureen Nimon , Sally Nimon , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Adolescent Novel : Australian Perspectives 1997; (p. 191-196)
The City: Multiculturalism and Other Urban Issues 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. 87-104)
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