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Is part of A Promised Land? Alan Collins , 1987-1995 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1987... 1987 The Boys from Bondi
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Jacob and Solly Kaiser's world suddenly falls apart when they are pitched into the alien world of a Sydney children's home. It is the 1930's, Depression-time, clouded by the rise of Fascism in Europe. Tragedy and comedy intermingle as Jacob steps through the minefield of his teenage years to discover his own place in the world.

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The Children's Hour : Down Under Gay Toltl Kinman , 2004-2005 single work review
— Appears in: Mystery Readers Journal , Winter vol. 20 no. 4 2004-2005; (p. 50-52)

— Review of Incognito Claire Carmichael , 2000 single work novel ; The Boys from Bondi Alan Collins , 1987 single work novel ; Escape from Botany Bay : The True Story of Mary Bryant Gerald Hausman , Loretta Hausman , 2003 single work children's fiction ; Guitar Highway Rose Brigid Lowry , 1997 single work novel ; Winter John Marsden , 2000 single work novel ; The Cats Joan Phipson , 1976 single work children's fiction ; Saving Aunt Alice Claire Carmichael , 2001 single work children's fiction
Who Am I Writing For? Alan Collins , 1993 single work biography criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 1 no. 1 1993; (p. 8-9)
Untitled Millicent Jones , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 35 no. 3 1991; (p. 27)

— Review of The Boys from Bondi Alan Collins , 1987 single work novel
Advocating Multiculturalism: Migrants in Australian Children's Literature After 1972 John Stephens , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature Association Quarterly , vol. 15 no. 4 1990; (p. 180-188)
This article is concerned with a major shift in Australian ideology and values that Stephens argues occurred during the 1970s. He argues that 'within a decade during the 1970s Australian political and educational institutions underwent a palpable shift towards an ideology of multiculturalism and Australian Children's Literature shifted with it' (180). By the mid-seventies multiculturalism in children's literature was advocated as 'a desirable social value and one to be inculcated in child readers' (180). Multiculturalism in children's fiction was conceived as 'acceptance of difference and heterogeneity' which was in accordance with the general principles expressed by the Australian Council on population and Ethnic Affairs (1982). Stephens critiques a number of contemporary novels that deal with issues of multiculturalism and identity formation: On Loan (Anne Brooksbank), The Boys from Bondi (Alan Collins), Moving Out (Helen Garner & Jennifer Giles), New Patches for Old (Christobel Mattingly), Deepwater (Judith O'Neill), The Other Side of the Family (Maureen Pople), The Seventh Pebble (Eleanor Spence), Five Times Dizzy and Dancing in the Anzac Deli (Nadia Wheatley). He makes three pertinent claims regarding representations of multicultural identity and/or community in Australia: that the representation of multiculturalism is questionable in these novels as most of the authors do not come from a non-Anglo background; that there is a general subordination of the themes of migration and culture to the theme of personal identity development (a common thematic concern of children's literature); while the novels 'pivot on aspects of difference' the narratives are generally focalized through members of the majority culture and 'hence the privilege of narrative subjectivity is rarely bestowed upon minority groups' (181). Stephens posits that within the genre of children's fiction, 'the absence of significant migrant voices...leads to a partial and hence false, representation of the Australian experience of migration and the development of multiculturalism' (181).
Untitled Serge Liberman , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 46-47)

— Review of The Boys from Bondi Alan Collins , 1987 single work novel
Untitled Millicent Jones , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 35 no. 3 1991; (p. 27)

— Review of The Boys from Bondi Alan Collins , 1987 single work novel
The Children's Hour : Down Under Gay Toltl Kinman , 2004-2005 single work review
— Appears in: Mystery Readers Journal , Winter vol. 20 no. 4 2004-2005; (p. 50-52)

— Review of Incognito Claire Carmichael , 2000 single work novel ; The Boys from Bondi Alan Collins , 1987 single work novel ; Escape from Botany Bay : The True Story of Mary Bryant Gerald Hausman , Loretta Hausman , 2003 single work children's fiction ; Guitar Highway Rose Brigid Lowry , 1997 single work novel ; Winter John Marsden , 2000 single work novel ; The Cats Joan Phipson , 1976 single work children's fiction ; Saving Aunt Alice Claire Carmichael , 2001 single work children's fiction
Three for the Road from Youth to Euthanasia John Hanrahan , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Times on Sunday , 8 November 1987;

— Review of The Boys from Bondi Alan Collins , 1987 single work novel ; Summer Press Rosemary Dobson , 1987 single work novel ; A Season of Grannies James Grieve , 1987 single work novel
Untitled Serge Liberman , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 46-47)

— Review of The Boys from Bondi Alan Collins , 1987 single work novel
Who Am I Writing For? Alan Collins , 1993 single work biography criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 1 no. 1 1993; (p. 8-9)
Advocating Multiculturalism: Migrants in Australian Children's Literature After 1972 John Stephens , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature Association Quarterly , vol. 15 no. 4 1990; (p. 180-188)
This article is concerned with a major shift in Australian ideology and values that Stephens argues occurred during the 1970s. He argues that 'within a decade during the 1970s Australian political and educational institutions underwent a palpable shift towards an ideology of multiculturalism and Australian Children's Literature shifted with it' (180). By the mid-seventies multiculturalism in children's literature was advocated as 'a desirable social value and one to be inculcated in child readers' (180). Multiculturalism in children's fiction was conceived as 'acceptance of difference and heterogeneity' which was in accordance with the general principles expressed by the Australian Council on population and Ethnic Affairs (1982). Stephens critiques a number of contemporary novels that deal with issues of multiculturalism and identity formation: On Loan (Anne Brooksbank), The Boys from Bondi (Alan Collins), Moving Out (Helen Garner & Jennifer Giles), New Patches for Old (Christobel Mattingly), Deepwater (Judith O'Neill), The Other Side of the Family (Maureen Pople), The Seventh Pebble (Eleanor Spence), Five Times Dizzy and Dancing in the Anzac Deli (Nadia Wheatley). He makes three pertinent claims regarding representations of multicultural identity and/or community in Australia: that the representation of multiculturalism is questionable in these novels as most of the authors do not come from a non-Anglo background; that there is a general subordination of the themes of migration and culture to the theme of personal identity development (a common thematic concern of children's literature); while the novels 'pivot on aspects of difference' the narratives are generally focalized through members of the majority culture and 'hence the privilege of narrative subjectivity is rarely bestowed upon minority groups' (181). Stephens posits that within the genre of children's fiction, 'the absence of significant migrant voices...leads to a partial and hence false, representation of the Australian experience of migration and the development of multiculturalism' (181).
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