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Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 UQP Young Adult Fiction
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y separately published work icon The Boys from Bondi Alan Collins , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1987 Z81644 1987 single work novel young adult 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. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1987
y separately published work icon Lonely Summers Nora Dugon , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1988 Z416339 1988 single work novel young adult Kelly Ryan, an abandoned sixteen-year old, befriends an impulsive elderly woman and helps her face excitement and danger in a once charming inner-city neighborhood now threatened by real estate developers, con artists, and a wave of crime and violence. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1988
y separately published work icon The Inheritors Jill Dobson , Queensland : University of Queensland Press , 1988 Z832078 1988 single work novel young adult science fiction

'Twenty-five years after a nuclear war, a community of survivors lives on beneath a protective dome. Sixteen-year-old Claudia and her friends have grown up in a ultilitarian society, guided strictly by a protective ideology. When they meet the subversive Davina, they begin to question their society's rigidity and thought control and Claudia is torn between the old world and the new.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Queensland : University of Queensland Press , 1988
y separately published work icon Pelican Creek Maureen Pople , Queensland : University of Queensland Press , 1988 Z832165 1988 single work novel young adult Queensland : University of Queensland Press , 1988
y separately published work icon The Great Secondhand Supper Greg Bastian , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1989 Z117691 1989 single work novel young adult 'Jason, 15, is quickly learning to become a writer, with the help of Angela, his girlfriend. He hopes his short story will win a lucrative competition and help his family out of financial trouble. But life isn't as easy as that.' (Publisher's website) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1989
y separately published work icon Long White Cloud James Porter , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1989 Z362094 1989 single work novel young adult St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1989
y separately published work icon The Road to Summering Maureen Pople , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990 Z556864 1990 single work novel young adult St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990
y separately published work icon The Patchwork Hero Michael Noonan , New York (City) : John Day , 1958 Z350429 1958 single work novel young adult St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990
y separately published work icon The December Boys Michael Noonan , London Melbourne : Heinemann , 1963 Z347495 1963 single work novel young adult 'When a group of close friends leave the dusty outback orphanage where they've grown up for a summer holiday together at the coast, their future is full of possibilities. But the chance that one of them, just one, might gain a real family to live with calls everything they thought they knew about themselves and each other into question.' Source: http://www.uqp.uq.edu.au (Sighted: 24/05/2012). St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990
y separately published work icon Clare Street Nora Dugon , St Lucia Portland : University of Queensland Press International Specialized Book Services , 1990 Z847702 1990 single work novel young adult Sixteen-year-old Kelly Ryan has come to stay with her grandfather and continues her involvement in the lives of the various residents of the once-fashionable Clare Street. St Lucia Portland : University of Queensland Press International Specialized Book Services , 1990
y separately published work icon Al Capsella and the Watchdogs Judith Clarke , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990 Z893504 1990 single work novel humour young adult Whether goofing off with his friends or fleeing the unwanted attentions of a girl from school, fifteen-year-old Al suffers from constant surveillance by a growing horde of watchdog parents. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990
y separately published work icon The Edge of the Rainforest James Porter , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1991 Z560961 1991 single work novel young adult St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1991
y separately published work icon Morning in Queensland Margaret Trist , Philadelphia : Lippincott , 1958 Z129975 1958 single work novel young adult St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1991
y separately published work icon Rookwood Dorothy Porter , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1991 Z273206 1991 single work novel young adult St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1991
y separately published work icon Relative Strangers Maureen Pople , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 Z488275 1992 single work novel young adult detective When his classmate Linda Cade is assaulted one night, teenager Henry Potter is determined to find out who did it. His investigations force him to do some fast thinking about himself and the other relative strangers that live in his small country town. -- NLA catalogue. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992
y separately published work icon A Blaze of Summer Sophie Masson , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 Z552148 1992 single work novel young adult fantasy

'Twin sisters Brigitte and Maria are not looking forward to their brief stay with their aunt Claire and cousin Raoul in southwest France. Claire's primitive farmhouse is miles away from the nearest village. And Raoul is very different to the boy they remember.

But what the twins come close to, during that strange blazing summer, is something altogether unexpected, which brings them all into danger.In the ancient forest of Vernemeton, a mysterious force has waited centuries for its rebirth...'. (From the back cover).

St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992
y separately published work icon A Long Way to Tipperary Sue Gough , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 Z116227 1992 single work novel young adult adventure historical fiction

An entertainment troupe formed from a mixed bunch of city folk, travels Queensland at the turn of the century and becomes involved in a series of adventures. (Source: Trove)

St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992
y separately published work icon Jim and Me Hugh Lunn , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 Z668742 1992 single work non-fiction young adult St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992
y separately published work icon Crossfire James Moloney , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 Z248006 1992 single work novel young adult When Luke is suspended for taking a rifle to school, he's in big trouble. But his mother's unexpected hospitalisation means that he can join his father on a forbidden hunting trip, where he discovers the guns, the killing, and even his father aren't quite as he imagined. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992
y separately published work icon Brief Encounters : Short Stories Barbara Ker Wilson (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 Z270849 1992 selected work short story young adult St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992
y separately published work icon Lies and Alibis Greg Bastian , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 Z310128 1992 single work novel young adult 'Is Hamish a fire-bug or is he the victim of a conspiracy? As tempers rise dangerously, the loyalties of Hamish's family and friends are tested. His world begins to close in on him when the authorities decide the vandalism has to end. Finally, Hamish must confront his accusers.' (Publisher's website) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992
y separately published work icon A Cage of Butterflies Brian Caswell , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 Z331829 1992 single work novel young adult science fiction A scientist imprisons some highly gifted children, hoping to exploit their telepathic abilities, but lives are endangered when a drug company sponsor demands faster results from the project. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992
y separately published work icon The Witch Number Dorothy Porter , St Lucia Portland : University of Queensland Press , 1993 Z165078 1993 single work novel young adult In 1968, in the Blue Mountains of Australia, thirteen-year-old Shelley meets Leah, also thirteen, who lures her into a sinister world of witchcraft and danger St Lucia Portland : University of Queensland Press , 1993
y separately published work icon Going Home Alan Collins , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 Z189107 1993 single work novel young adult Set in Sydney and Palestine in 1947, this novel continues the odyssey of Jacob Kaiser. At odds with post-war Australian society, Jacob yearns for the pioneering life in the emerging Jewish State of Israel. But Ruti, his childhood sweetheart, no longer shares such dreams. Eventually, someone very different joins Jacob in his search for fulfilment. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993
y separately published work icon Finwood and Lisa Barbara Wels , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 Z202267 1993 single work novel young adult 'In the summer of her eighteenth birthday, Lisa Jordan takes to the road in Finwood, a mint-green 1960s Valiant, looking for freedom and a few answers. Independent and headstrong, Lisa is determined to find her own place in the world. Through notebooks and filmscripts, interviews and letters, Lisa and her boyfriend Tom tell the stories of their epic journey, from Melbourne to Surfers Paradise - from the Summerland Motor Inn to the Perpetual Cafe and beyond.' (Back cover) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993
y separately published work icon Winning Streak Donna Sharp , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 Z272587 1993 selected work short story young adult Thirteen stories about teenagers, especially boys, losing out as well as winning. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993
y separately published work icon Canoes of the Dead David Kelly , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 Z837520 1993 single work novel young adult

'Novel about a lonely Australian boy whose friendship with teenagers from a village in Papua New Guinea leads him on a voyage of self-discovery. This is the author's first novel.' (Publication summary)

St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993
y separately published work icon Dangerous Redheads Louise Amanda Jane Elliott , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z562856 1994 single work novel young adult St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994
y separately published work icon Hands Up! : Who Enjoyed their Schooldays Barbara Ker Wilson , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z68722 1994 anthology short story prose extract biography young adult

'An anthology of experiences told by 21 Australian writers, including Henry Handel Richardson, Alan Marshall, Sally Morgan, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Brian Caswell and school students.'

St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994
y separately published work icon Holding On Donna Sharp , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z90531 1994 single work novel young adult Marty's dad is the supervisor of the local cemetery and Marty sometimes confides his problems to one or other of the permanent residents there - to "Hattie Luisa Tomlins, In Loving Memory" for example. For Marty does have problems-and there's no one else he feels able to take them to....(Publisher's blurb, back cover). St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994
y separately published work icon Dreamslip Brian Caswell , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z97272 1994 single work novel young adult science fiction Rebecca and Martin are twins, but they share much more than just a birthday. When the memories surface and the "dreamslips" begin, they are caught up in a dangerous sequence of events as varied as Time itself. With your sister lost somewhere in history and all the Time in the world to choose from, where do you start looking? St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994
y separately published work icon Friend of My Heart Judith Clarke , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z273358 1994 single work novel young adult St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994
y separately published work icon Inventing Anthony West Gary Crew , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z276181 1994 single work novel young adult satire St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994
y separately published work icon Gracey James Moloney , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z364422 1994 single work novel young adult

'Her brother, Dougy, is an embarrassment, especially when he finds some gruesome old bones that bring experts and activists to town. Gracey’s glad she can get back to school, but Dougy and those bones won’t leave her alone. They’re part of a history that draws her in, revealing more about her family than she could possibly have guessed. Who is Gracey? Does she even know herself? ' (Publication summary)
 

St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994
y separately published work icon Water Bombs : A Book of Poems for Teenagers Steven Herrick , Nundah : Jam Roll Press , 1992 Z501140 1992 selected work poetry young adult Waterbombs St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995
y separately published work icon The News They Didn't Use Stephen Measday , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995 Z443538 1995 single work novel young adult humour

'At sixteen, Rick Street's ambition is to become a journalist: he talks his way into becoming a country correspondent for the National Broadcasting Service, covering such mega-exciting events in his home town as the local netball championship, a bushfire along the Cattle Track and a whopper banana crop ... The big break comes when Rick is invited to Sydney during the holidays for work experience in the TV newsroom. That's when it all begins ... his meeting with Lisa, daughter of the State Premier; his involuntary involvement with a sinister new political party; and above all, his creation of the newest thing in news since the smoke signal: a TV program called The News They Didn't Use. Read on ...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995
y separately published work icon Yesterday's Heroes Natalie Jane Prior , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995 Z563428 1995 single work novel young adult Where do all the old pop stars go? Sometimes they become parents...When an old film clip of her mother and father dressed in satin disco gear is aired on national television, Marie Harker nearly dies of embarrassment. But with the band's re-formation, Marie begins to realise that her parents' stories about their past are full of inconsistencies. Skeletons start tumbling out of the cupboard and Marie learns things about her past she would rather not have confronted. (Back cover blurb). St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995
y separately published work icon The House on River Terrace James Moloney , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995 Z563533 1995 single work novel young adult 'The House on River Terrace is set in Brisbane, at the foot of the Kangaroo Point cliffs. It tells the story of sixteen year old Ben Fielding, the son of a conservative politician, Rob Fielding. Rob is creating a documentary on his family and their now derelict property, Gwendolan House. In reading old family diaries, Ben finds himself caught up in the family's history and drawn into the lives of his predecessors, discovering previously unknown convict links and the story of his immigrant grandmother. Ben also befriends a street kid, Jess, a relationship that finds him clashing with his father's political stance. Jess challenges Ben to see himself, his father and his own abilities and beliefs in a different light. Through the course of events Ben gains a better understanding of the complexities of families, social issues and the role that the media can play in manipulating people's attitudes.' Source: www.uqp.uq.edu.au St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995
y separately published work icon Deucalion Brian Caswell , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995 Z566701 1995 single work novel young adult science fiction Across light years of space, millions of settlers have come to the planet Deucalion to escape their past and build their future. Deucalion is a source of great wealth and a chance for a new beginning. But what does this mean for the Elokoi, who lived there first, or for the children of "Icarus", who made the journey for a very different reason? And why are people dying mysteriously? St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995
y separately published work icon Lone Bandits Louise Amanda Jane Elliott , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995 Z571721 1995 single work novel young adult St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995
y separately published work icon Nightmares in Paradise : A Collection of Short Stories Robyn Sheahan-Bright , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995 Z467454 1995 anthology short story young adult An anthology of stories by Queensland writers. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995
y separately published work icon Joshua Alan Collins , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995 Z90673 1995 single work novel young adult It is 1967. The Vietnam War is at its height. Joshua and his father are committed pacifists. On Joshua's twentieth birthday a chain of events is set in motion which leads him on a journey for identity. While being pursued by Federal police and Israeli secret agents he finds romance, friendship, and perhaps peace. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995
y separately published work icon Panic Stations Judith Clarke , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995 Z239795 1995 selected work short story young adult St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995
y separately published work icon Almost Wednesday James Roy , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996 Z428514 1996 single work novel young adult

'Charlie loves Beck. The thing is, her never told her and now after her bizarre disappearance he's left wondering why. And then his dad returns home from gaol to discover that everything has changed. Charlie can't take any more. He's got to get away from the oppression of a small fishing village. This sensitive novel captures the insecurities experienced during the transition from childhood to adulthood.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996
y separately published work icon West End Shuffle Natalie Jane Prior , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996 Z430781 1996 single work novel young adult All her life, bubbly redhead Carmen Morton has dreamed of being a dancer in a West End musical. When she's accepted into the Dance Centre, a prestigious dance training school, it seems she's half-way there. Leaving home for the first time, sixteen-year-old Carmen is caught in a whirl of freedoms. She soon learns that the price of independence may be higher than she had expected - and that friends are not always what they seem.... (Back cover blurb). St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996
y separately published work icon Streetwise John Maddocks , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996 Z447020 1996 single work novel young adult St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996
y separately published work icon After January Nick Earls , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996 Z536268 1996 single work novel young adult

'This January is different. School is over for Alex Delaney and he's waiting for his university offer - only seventeen days away. The waiting is killing him. He's not expecting much from January.

'So he's not ready for the girl who cuts past him on a wave. Not at all prepared for her perfect balance, compelling green eyes and gold skin. January is about to change.' (From the publisher's website.)

After Summer
St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996
y separately published work icon Love, Ghosts and Nose Hair Steven Herrick , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996 Z536725 1996 single work novel young adult humour (taught in 2 units) Jack is sixteen, obsessed with the beautiful Annabel, the ghost of his mother and nose hair. - back cover St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996
y separately published work icon Original Sin Robyn Sheahan-Bright (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996 Z549665 1996 anthology short story young adult St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996
y separately published work icon Asturias Brian Caswell , St Lucia Portland : University of Queensland Press , 1996 Z96380 1996 single work novel young adult Plucked from obscurity and thrown together with four other musical 'prodigies', Alex rides the power of his music to fame and fortune as the lead guitarist for Asturias, the latest creation of the music industry machine. But will the forces of commercialism and the stresses of fame destroy them, just as a bloody civil war tore apart another group of young idealists six decades earlier? St Lucia Portland : University of Queensland Press , 1996
y separately published work icon The News on Aliens Stephen Measday , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1997 Z375091 1997 single work novel young adult humour ' Rick Street, roving reporter from The News They Didn't Use is back, investigating the mysterious appearance of UFOs at World's End Creek. In his usual humorous and cynical manner and with the aid of a couple of intergalactic reporters, he goes in search of the scoop of the century.' (Libraries Australia record). St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1997
y separately published work icon Here Comes the Night Sue Gough , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1997 Z10527 1997 single work novel young adult adventure 'In this sequel to A Long Way to Tipperary the world teeters on the edge of war as a German spy makes his way stealthily to a remote Himalayan Kingdom. In Sydney, a young Mohawk chief turns the tables on the cowboys and gallops out of a wild west show, while over the Simpson Desert a test pilot puts a secret prototype through its paces. And in Brisbane, the inimitable Mrs Featherstonehaugh-Beauchamp escapes from St Bartholomew's Hospital for the insane on a desperate quest. Destiny brings together these unlikely players on a roller-coaster adventure.' (Source: Author's website) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1997
y separately published work icon London Calling Natalie Jane Prior , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1997 Z399622 1997 single work novel young adult Shattered by her father's unexpected death, Carmen Morton decides to achieve her life's ambition: to be a dancer in a London West End musical. But London is a big and lonely city, and the path to fame is paved with unemployment and botched relationships. As she lurhces from one disaster to the next, Carmen is forced to re-examine her motives - and confront the unplesant possibility that she might not make it after all...(Back cover blurb). St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1997
y separately published work icon The Killing of Mud-Eye Celeste Walters , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1997 Z78172 1997 single work novel young adult St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1997
y separately published work icon Only the Heart Brian Caswell , David Phu An Chiem , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1997 Z243861 1997 single work novel young adult (taught in 6 units) From the chaos and fear of post-war Saigon, and the terror of pirates on the open ocean, to the triumph and tragedy of a new life, Only the Heart is the story of Toan and Linh, and a family that endures the nightmare, in search of the dream. When logic says the dream is beyond your reach, only the heart knows the truth. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1997
y separately published work icon Killing Darcy Melissa Lucashenko , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998 Z464956 1998 single work novel young adult

'Angry young Koori Darcy Mango is on parole, and looking for his mob in Northern New South Wales. Befriending the Menzies family wasn't at all what he had in mind, but then neither was the old house hidden in the bush near Desperation Creek. Why does the camera from the house take pictures of the past? It's Darcy's fate to find out.' (Source: UQP website)

St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998
y separately published work icon A Place Like This Steven Herrick , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998 Z566196 1998 single work novel young adult In this sequel to Love, Ghosts and Nose Hair, two young lovers, Annabel and Jack take time out from study in an effort to find their place in the world, and in the process help Emma and her family cope with Emma's teenage pregnancy. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998
y separately published work icon The View from Ararat Brian Caswell , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998 Z144896 1998 single work novel young adult science fiction 'When we die, we who lived it, we who ultimately survived . who will really remember? For all the volumes written, all the minutely researched accounts of events. Deep down at the core of their understanding, who will know? Who will even remember how it all began? Deucalion a hundred years after the Revolution is a model society, and life is good. But all that is about to change. Death arrives one day on the C-ship Pandora, and suddenly no one is safe. Over night, the old rules no longer apply. When every breath and every decision is a matter of life and death, when every friend is a potential threat, and the only one you can count on is yourself, how deep does your civilisation really run? In his long-anticipated sequel to the multi-award-winning Deucalion, Brian Caswell takes us a century further into his vision of Humanity's future.' (Publisher's blurb)
St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998
y separately published work icon Nothing to Remember Julia Holland , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998 Z25106 1998 single work novel young adult 'Since the accident that killed her parents, Lara remembers nothing of her previous life. Small memories drift through her mind, but nothing seems to fit together. In this stylish and intelligent story of amnesia, loss, love and hope, fifteen-year-old Lara must confront a dramatic and painful reality' (Source: publisher's website).
St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998
y separately published work icon Yumba Days Herb Wharton , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1999 Z551934 1999 single work autobiography young adult

'The Yumba, an Aboriginal settlement, is home to Herbie, his brothers,

sisters, relations and friends on the outskirts of town. From his back

door the view of his playground stretches beyond the banks of the

Warrego River, as far as the eye can see. The fun-loving Herbie learns

his culture from both Aboriginal and white worlds: from his tribal

elders and from the local townies. For Herbie his Yumba is a village

peopled with friends and family, who keep an eye on him and his mates.

But there's always escape to the surrounding hopbush plain, a larrikin's

paradise. Herbie's rollicking adventures range from school-age antics

to his teenage years as a stockman and, briefly-on into the present and

his wry observations in travelling the world as an author.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)

St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1999
y separately published work icon The Heroic Lives of Al Capsella Judith Clarke , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000 Z551204 2000 selected work novel young adult humour St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000
y separately published work icon The Last Race Celeste Walters , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000 Z559568 2000 single work novel young adult St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000
y separately published work icon A Dangerous Girl Catherine Bateson , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000 Z668068 2000 single work novel young adult Merri, John, Leigh and Nick are positioned like the four points of a gameboard. Gentle John is Dungeon Master and a craftsman of wood, but can he master the manipulative and ambitious Leigh? His sister Merri is seduced by the glamour of the stage, but her attention turns to Nick and his email haikus... (Source: Trove) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000
y separately published work icon In the Poet's Den Julia Holland , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000 Z797100 2000 single work novel young adult 'Daniel Jarvis is searching for something. When he is introduced to The Poet, charismatic leader of the Sacred New Tribe cult, he is drawn into a mesmeric, new way of life - a path that leads him to India. His sister Hannah, along with his parents, are in turn led on a journey to retrieve him - a pilgrimage that is both spiritual, and an attempt to restore family unity. But will they get through to him?' (Source: Bookseller's website) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000
y separately published work icon Wish You Weren't Here Daryl McCann , Debbie Forbes , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000 Z339242 2000 single work novel young adult humour St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000
y separately published work icon A New Kind of Dreaming Anthony Eaton , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2001 Z911772 2001 single work novel young adult

'You want to hear a story?'

'Eh?'

'This town, it's full of stories.  Some Aboriginal, some white, some Malay and Indonesian.  All sorts of different ideas.  I reckon you might need to hear on of them.'

When the court sent Jamie Riley to Port Barren, he hadn't expected much – thought he'd just serve his time and get out.  He hadn't counted on being drawn into the town's murky past, into a web of secrets, lies and murder which might well cost him much more than just his freedom.

This is the story of a boy's journey to reveal a buried secret, and of a town too scared of its past to face its future.

It's a story for anyone who dreams . . .

St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2001
y separately published work icon Alex Jackson : Grommet Pat Flynn , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2001 Z911779 2001 single work novel young adult St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2001
y separately published work icon The Full Story Brian Caswell , David Phu An Chiem , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2002 Z985174 2002 single work novel young adult 'From Saigon to Sydney, from Fremantle to the Blue Mountains. Three intensely emotional relationships begin to crumble in the present, under pressures from the secrets of the past. This is a modern love story - a compelling journey that peels away the superficial present to reveal the history that lingers at the core of who we are, and proves that we are the sum of all who love us. Even if we can never know the Full Story.'
(Source: Google Books)
St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2002
y separately published work icon Alex Jackson : Closing Out Pat Flynn , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2003 Z1020080 2003 single work novel young adult St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2003
y separately published work icon The Glass Mountain Celeste Walters , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2003 Z1021161 2003 single work novel young adult

'Ossie is an outcast. Traveling with his late father's bike gang, his head is full of his father's death and his mother's abandonment. Ossie's life goes from bad to worse. He crashes his bike, is reviled by his gang, and spends months in recovery. Then he meets Essie Ellis, a manipulative little old lady with a passion for living. Their relationship takes Ossie on a physical and emotional journey where he learns, through Essie's experience of life, what it means to love and be loved. Ossie learns about life from her - about words, ideas and books - with poignant reference to The Wind in the Willows deftly woven through the novel. Essie tells him the legend of the Glass Mountain and together they take a journey that will end in a trial and a conviction, but also in a life redeemed.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2003
y separately published work icon The Spare Room Kathryn Lomer , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2004 Z1146149 2004 single work novel young adult 'Akira is sent by his family [in] Japan to learn English in Australia, a journey into a world very different from his own. Akira's homestay hosts, the Moffat family, are not quite what he was expecting. But then, what does he know about Australians? In this tender and evocative tale, Kathryn Lomer takes us into two cultures, into lives connected by grief and uncertainty but with hope in common. It is the story of a journey into belonging, understanding and empowerment ... where the first steps are often the hardest' (source: publisher's website). St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2004
y separately published work icon The House on River Terrace James Moloney , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995 Z563533 1995 single work novel young adult 'The House on River Terrace is set in Brisbane, at the foot of the Kangaroo Point cliffs. It tells the story of sixteen year old Ben Fielding, the son of a conservative politician, Rob Fielding. Rob is creating a documentary on his family and their now derelict property, Gwendolan House. In reading old family diaries, Ben finds himself caught up in the family's history and drawn into the lives of his predecessors, discovering previously unknown convict links and the story of his immigrant grandmother. Ben also befriends a street kid, Jess, a relationship that finds him clashing with his father's political stance. Jess challenges Ben to see himself, his father and his own abilities and beliefs in a different light. Through the course of events Ben gains a better understanding of the complexities of families, social issues and the role that the media can play in manipulating people's attitudes.' Source: www.uqp.uq.edu.au St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2007
y separately published work icon Crossfire James Moloney , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 Z248006 1992 single work novel young adult When Luke is suspended for taking a rifle to school, he's in big trouble. But his mother's unexpected hospitalisation means that he can join his father on a forbidden hunting trip, where he discovers the guns, the killing, and even his father aren't quite as he imagined. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2007
y separately published work icon A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove James Moloney , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996 Z536089 1996 single work novel young adult

'Carl Matt hasn't got much. there's just his younger brother Harley and the old red barge to Wiseman's Cove. And nothing's going to take those away from him. He's an awkward, lumpy fifteen-year-old. Not the hero type.' - back cover (2007)

St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2007
y separately published work icon Touch Me James Moloney , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000 Z403308 2000 single work novel young adult romance 'For Xavier McLachlan, rugby is life. Winning a 1st XV jersey means everything...until he meets Nuala Magee. Has there ever been a girl like her? She's feisty, she's troubled, she's dangerous. What will his mates think? Does he even care? Xavier McLachlan is in love.' - back cover (2007) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2007

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