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Issue Details: First known date: 1978... 1978 Keep Calm
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'It began so slowly, so quietly, that at first they did not notice it had begun at all. There had been so may weeks of one strike or another, of a demonstration here, or a confrontation there. The words "nuclear reactor" had made almost daily headlines ...'.

'The first hint that something is wrong comes to Nick Lorimer when he discovers that the trains are not running after school. As everything grinds to a stop, and all services break down, Nick decides to take his younger sister and flee the now dangerous city before they become its victims. But where will they go...?' (Source: back cover blurb.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Colin.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Macmillan ,
      1978 .
      image of person or book cover 3567739741342993507.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 166p.
      ISBN: 0333238400
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Atheneum ,
      1978 .
      image of person or book cover 2911269197025334819.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Alternative title: When the City Stopped
      Extent: 181p.
      ISBN: 0689501218
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Piccolo ,
      1980 .
      image of person or book cover 6087057873544181096.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Alternative title: When the City Stopped
      Extent: 155p.
      ISBN: 0330260324 (pbk)
    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Macmillan , 1988 .
      Extent: 166p.
      ISBN: 0333501225 (pbk.)
Alternative title: La Ville en Panne
Language: French

Other Formats

  • Also braille and sound recording.

Works about this Work

Children of the Apocalypse Roslyn Weaver , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Film : A Critical Study 2011; (p. 108-134)

This chapter explores apocalypse in children's literature with reference to literary attitudes to children, nature and dystopia. Examinations of works by Lee Harding, Victor Kelleher, and John Marsden then focus on how these writers adapt apocalyptic themes for a juvenile audience. Their novels display tyranny, large-scale catastrophe, invasion, and children in danger, and their apocalyptic settings reveal anxieties about isolation, invasion, Indigenous land rights and colonization. (108)

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)
Children of the Apocalypse Roslyn Weaver , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Film : A Critical Study 2011; (p. 108-134)

This chapter explores apocalypse in children's literature with reference to literary attitudes to children, nature and dystopia. Examinations of works by Lee Harding, Victor Kelleher, and John Marsden then focus on how these writers adapt apocalyptic themes for a juvenile audience. Their novels display tyranny, large-scale catastrophe, invasion, and children in danger, and their apocalyptic settings reveal anxieties about isolation, invasion, Indigenous land rights and colonization. (108)

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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