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Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 All We Know
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This year is a turning point for Arkie. Things are changing, people are moving on - but maybe that's nothing new, maybe it's just that Arkie is beginning to see it because she is changing most of all.

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  • Other formats: Also published in braille and sound recording formats.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Angus and Robertson ,
      1987 .
      image of person or book cover 4600745976554051884.jpg
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      Extent: 255p.
      ISBN: 0207153590
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1988 .
      Extent: 255p.
      ISBN: 0140326146
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1995 .
      Extent: 255p.
      Edition info: New ed.
      ISBN: 0140326146
Alternative title: Med Nye Ojne
Language: Danish
    • c
      Denmark,
      c
      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Tellerup ,
      1987 .
      Extent: 198p.
      ISBN: 8758802703

Works about this Work

Alternative Music : Simon French Suzanne Eggins , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 11 no. 4 2003; (p. 6-8)
Shifting Versions of Masculinity in Australian Children's Literature, 1953-1997 Beverley Pennell , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookbird , vol. 39 no. 2 2001; (p. 6-11)
Pennell encountered significant change with regard to the concept of 'masculinity' in Australian realist children's fiction. She decided a major outcome of her research would be a literary sociocultural map of the shifting paradigms of gendered social relations in Australian society.
'You're a Failure as a Parent, Joe Edwards!': Reconfiguring the Male Parent in Australian Realist Fictions for Children 1966-1986 Beverley Pennell , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , April vol. 9 no. 1 1999; (p. 31-40)
Pennell argues that 'within the constraints of their historical contexts, both The Min-Min and All We Know allow us to trace that desired shift in focus of patriarchy and hegemonic masculinity from insisting upon dichotomy and domination in gender relations to foregrounding a concern for the best interests and aspirations of girls and women' (40). She posits that in the context of the time in which they were written, they may be read as subversive and progressive in their problematization of 'hegemonic masculinity as privileged by Western patriarchy' (31), particularly in their reconfiguration of 'gendered social relations' in the domestic sphere' and the representation of male parents and parenting (31). This she considers as no easy task considering 'the traditional configuration of Australian masculinity is antithetical to all that is deemed 'feminine'' (31).
Post-Colonial Resignification of Domestic Spatiality in Australian Children's Fiction Beverley Pennell , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August vol. 7 no. 2 1997; (p. 38-48)
Pennell examines 'some of the changes and tensions in the Australian cultural context which have been influential in altering the ways that domestic settings, or spatial frameworks, are represented in [recent] realist fiction' (38). She focuses on Simon French's All We Know as an example that represents 'the suburban domestic settings as the normal site for Australian children to grow up' rather than the more traditional and dominant image of 'real Australians as people of the land, or the bush' (38). Pennell argues that the dominant spatialized images of Australia, the Bush and the city, sets up a dialectic between two paradigms of spatiality based on the dominant, patriarchal paradigm of binary opposites. Pennell argues that urban/suburban spatial frameworks are extremely under-represented in Australian fiction but the work of Simon French has been influential in 'leading children's literature in Australia way from representations of childhood settings as either pastoral idyll/adventure or outback disaster adventure' (39). Arguing that French's novel 'represents the plurality of spaces in the Australian suburbs' (46), Pennell views All We Know as an influential marker regarding Australian texts which foreground the experiences of children growing up in suburbia (47).
Novel Teachers : The Image of Teachers in Australian Children's Literature Mary Durrington , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 9 no. 4 1994; (p. 5-8)
[Review] All We Know Alice Carroll , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 2 no. 2 1987; (p. 24)

— Review of All We Know Simon French , 1986 single work children's fiction
Australian Children's Book Awards : The 1987 shortlist Margaret Dunkle , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 91 1987; (p. 29-32)

— Review of Riverman Allan Baillie , 1986 single work novel ; Creatures in the Beard Margaret Wild , 1986 single work picture book ; Kojuro and the Bears Helen Smith (translator), 1987 single work picture book ; The Wild Bob Graham , 1986 single work picture book ; All About Anna and Harriet and Christopher and Me Libby Hathorn , 1986 single work children's fiction ; Melissa's Ghost Michael Dugan , 1986 single work children's fiction ; Blue Days Donna Sharp , 1986 single work novel ; Space Demons Gillian Rubinstein , 1986 single work novel ; Taronga Victor Kelleher , 1986 single work novel ; My Sister Sif Ruth Park , 1986 single work novel ; All We Know Simon French , 1986 single work children's fiction ; Animalia Graeme Base , 1986 single work picture book ; Farmer Schulz's Ducks Colin Thiele , 1986 single work picture book ; Pigs Might Fly Emily Rodda , 1986 single work children's fiction ; Sister Madge's Book of Nuns Doug MacLeod , 1986 selected work poetry ; Boss of the Pool Robin Klein , 1986 single work children's fiction ; Murgatroyd's Garden Judy Zavos , 1986 single work picture book ; The Nativity Ron Lander , 1986 single work picture book
[Review] All We Know Donna Ryan , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 31 no. 3 1987; (p. 72)

— Review of All We Know Simon French , 1986 single work children's fiction
The Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards 1987 : The Short Lists Jo Goodman , 1987 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 2 no. 2 1987; (p. 12-13)
Know the Author : Simon French Kerry White (interviewer), 1988 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 3 no. 2 1988; (p. 20-23)
Alternative Music : Simon French Suzanne Eggins , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 11 no. 4 2003; (p. 6-8)
Novel Teachers : The Image of Teachers in Australian Children's Literature Mary Durrington , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 9 no. 4 1994; (p. 5-8)
Shifting Versions of Masculinity in Australian Children's Literature, 1953-1997 Beverley Pennell , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookbird , vol. 39 no. 2 2001; (p. 6-11)
Pennell encountered significant change with regard to the concept of 'masculinity' in Australian realist children's fiction. She decided a major outcome of her research would be a literary sociocultural map of the shifting paradigms of gendered social relations in Australian society.
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