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y separately published work icon Pobby and Dingan single work   children's fiction   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 Pobby and Dingan
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'This enchanting tale is at once a beautifully rendered narrative of childhood loss and a powerfully simple fable about the necessity of imagination.

'Pobby and Dingan are Kellyanne Williamson’s best friends, maybe her only friends, and only she can see them. Kellyanne’s brother, Ashmol, can’t see them and doesn’t believe they exist anywhere but in Kellyanne’s immature imagination. Only when Pobby and Dingan disappear and Kellyanne becomes heartsick over their loss does Ashmol realize that not only must he believe in Pobby and Dingan, he must convince others to believe in them, too.' (Publication summary)

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Opal Dream Peter Cattaneo , Ben Rice , ( dir. Peter Cattaneo ) United Kingdom (UK) Australia : Academy Features BBC Films Sherman Pictures , 2005 Z1239436 2005 single work film/TV

Pobby and Dingan are invisible. They live in an opal town in Australia and are friends with Kellyanne Williamson (Saphire Boyce), the 9-year-old daughter of opal miner Rex Williamson (Vince Colosimo). The film is a funny, uplifting and touching story of the bizarre and inexplicable disappearance of Pobby and Dingan, Kellyanne's imaginary friends, and the impact this has on her family and the whole town. The story is told through the eyes of Kellyanne's 11-year-old brother Ashmol (Christian Byers).

Source: Cinematic Intelligence Agency, http://thecia.com.au/reviews/p/pobby-and-dingan.shtml
Sighted: 14/02/2006

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Granta Australia : The New World Order no. 70 Ian Jack (editor), Granta , 2000 Z498386 2000 periodical issue Granta , 2000
    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House , 2000 .
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      Extent: 90p.
      ISBN: 1740510208
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Knopf ,
      2000 .
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      Extent: 93p.
      ISBN: 0375411275
    • London,
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      England,
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      Jonathan Cape ,
      2000 .
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      Extent: 89p.
      ISBN: 0224061100
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Vintage ,
      2001 .
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      Extent: 90p.
      Edition info: New Edition.
      ISBN: 0099285622
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Pobby and Dingan ; Specks in the Sky Ben Rice , London Sydney : Vintage , 2002 Z995750 2002 selected work children's fiction children's London Sydney : Vintage , 2002
    • London,
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      England,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Vintage ,
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      Extent: 114p.
      Note/s:
      • Published April 8, 2003
      ISBN: 9781400031887
Alternative title: Pobby e Dingan
Language: Italian
    • Milan,
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      Italy,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Rizzoli ,
      2000 .
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      Extent: 136p.
      ISBN: 8817865478
    • Milan,
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      Italy,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Bompiani ,
      2001 .
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      Extent: 163p.
      ISBN: 8845133583

Other Formats

  • Also large print.

Works about this Work

Powers of Imagination Gillian Lord , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 September 2006; (p. 8-9)
Paperbacks Stephen Saunders , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 2 February 2003; (p. 18)

— Review of Confessing the Blues Anson Cameron , 2002 single work novel ; Pobby and Dingan Ben Rice , 2000 single work children's fiction
Bitter-Sweet Parable Chris Brice , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 December 2000; (p. 21)

— Review of Pobby and Dingan Ben Rice , 2000 single work children's fiction
In Short Debra Adelaide , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 November 2000; (p. 14)

— Review of Pobby and Dingan Ben Rice , 2000 single work children's fiction ; Nightjar Bruce Pascoe , 2000 selected work short story
Lost Friends Veronica Sen , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 26 November 2000; (p. 45)

— Review of Pobby and Dingan Ben Rice , 2000 single work children's fiction
Paperbacks Stephen Saunders , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 2 February 2003; (p. 18)

— Review of Confessing the Blues Anson Cameron , 2002 single work novel ; Pobby and Dingan Ben Rice , 2000 single work children's fiction
Hidden Depths Paolo Totaro , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 December 2000; (p. 12)

— Review of Mavis Levack P. I. Marele Day , 2000 selected work short story ; Pobby and Dingan Ben Rice , 2000 single work children's fiction
Lost Friends Veronica Sen , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 26 November 2000; (p. 45)

— Review of Pobby and Dingan Ben Rice , 2000 single work children's fiction
In Short Debra Adelaide , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 November 2000; (p. 14)

— Review of Pobby and Dingan Ben Rice , 2000 single work children's fiction ; Nightjar Bruce Pascoe , 2000 selected work short story
Bitter-Sweet Parable Chris Brice , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 December 2000; (p. 21)

— Review of Pobby and Dingan Ben Rice , 2000 single work children's fiction
Powers of Imagination Gillian Lord , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 September 2006; (p. 8-9)
Precious Imagination Catherine Keenan , 2000 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 November 2000; (p. 12)

Awards

2000 winner International Awards Somerset Maugham Award Also shortlisted for the Mail on Sunday / John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, 2001.
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