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Issue Details: First known date: 1987... 1987 Bluegum
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'Quality paperbacks for children from Angus and Robertson.'

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y separately published work icon The Great Ballagundi Damper Bake Christobel Mattingley , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1975 Z830837 1975 single work children's fiction children's Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1975
y separately published work icon The Little World of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite Ida Rentoul Outhwaite , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1983 Z1310092 1983 single work poetry children's fiction short story children's Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1983
y separately published work icon The Ghost and the Goggle Box Duncan Ball , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1984 Z830399 1984 single work children's fiction children's

'When Roger and his family start to clean up Uncle Arnold’s ramshackle house, strange things begin to happen all along Wattle Street. Everyone in the neighbourhood seems to have a secret. Soon Roger has the most fantastic secret of all — a haunted TV set with most peculiar powers. Roger is in for an adventure he’ll never forget!'

Source: Author's blurb.

Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1984
y separately published work icon The Enemies Robin Klein , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1985 Z829615 1985 single work children's fiction children's Mary-Anna Clutterworth and Sandra Sutton are bitter enemies, until they have to spend an afternoon in town together and get lost. North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1985
y separately published work icon Witch Over the Water Madeline Rose , Sydney London : Angus and Robertson , 1980 Z667694 1980 single work children's fiction children's 'When the Pitt siblings move to Australia with their parents, their granny follows on a broomstick.' (Libraries Australia) North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1986
y separately published work icon Dragon on the Mountain Madeline Rose , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1987 Z988981 1987 single work children's fiction children's fantasy North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1987
y separately published work icon Morning Magpie : Favourite Verse Lydia Pender , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1984 Z845900 1984 selected work poetry children's Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1987
y separately published work icon Simon's Secret Judith Worthy , London Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1983 Z831736 1983 single work children's fiction children's 'Simon, who is deaf, feels rejected by his peers. They don't seem to understand that he simply can't hear the rules of the game even when they are yelled at him. Simon strikes up a relationship with an orphan kitten which finds shelter in his cubby-house. Meeting the unquestioning, affectionate cat is just what Simon needs and when Simon goes missing it is the cat that saves the day.' (Source: Bookseller's website) New South Wales : Angus and Robertson , 1987
y separately published work icon The Ghost and the Gory Story Duncan Ball , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1987 Z831772 1987 single work children's fiction children's

'Inside the house where Arnold Taylor has lived for 65 years — 61 alive and 4 dead — it's business as usual. Tenants are fleeing into the night just as quickly as the old ghost can scare them out! And then Kit Corwin comes to town. Little does he realise that his fledgling talent as a horror writer is about to take on a blood-chilling new meaning...'

Source: Author's blurb.

North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1987
y separately published work icon I Am Susannah Libby Gleeson , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1987 Z835651 1987 single work novel young adult Susie's best friend Kim has moved away and a strange woman has moved into Kim's house. Susie finally learns the truth about the Blue Lady on the night of a school party. At the party she will have to play "the game" and she can't chicken out - or can she? North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1987
y separately published work icon Witch in the Bush Madeline Rose , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1985 Z830501 1985 single work children's fiction children's North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1988
y separately published work icon The Ghost Collector Sally Odgers , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1988 Z994843 1988 single work children's fiction children's North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1988
y separately published work icon Barmy Army and the Good-for-Nothin's Margaret Patterson , London : Angus and Robertson , 1983 Z836547 1983 single work children's fiction children's The kids in Taylors Creek were always called "good-for-nothin's" by grumpy and fierce old grandpa. They felt that they could do nothing right in his eyes, so they called him Barmy Army behind his back. One day, however, they had reason to be grateful to him for the rest of their lives. (Libraries Australia) North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1988
y separately published work icon Comedies for Kids : Preposterous Plays, Silly Skits, Daft Dramas Duncan Ball , New South Wales : Angus and Robertson , 1988 Z832156 1988 selected work drama children's humour New South Wales : Angus and Robertson , 1988
y separately published work icon Selby Screams Duncan Ball , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1989 Z837819 1989 single work children's fiction children's humour 'Selby is still trying to keep his amazing abilities a secret so the Trifles don′t put him to work or, even worse, hand him over to scientists to be examined. But he needs to speak out - or scream out - when the Beast of Bogusville comes after him, or he finds himself dangling dangerously in mid-air, or he comes face to face with a living, breathing Egyptian mummy. Gulp, yiiikes, what′s this? The Trifles have a photo that proves Selby is no ordinary canine! His days of freedom could be numbered'. (Source: publisher's website.)
North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1989
y separately published work icon Callie's Family Ruth Park , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1988 Z42103 1988 single work children's fiction children's North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1989
y separately published work icon Seven Little Australians Ethel Turner , London Melbourne : Ward, Lock and Bowden , 1894 Z863667 1894 single work children's fiction children's (taught in 25 units)

'Without doubt Judy was the worst of the seven, probably because she was the cleverest.'

'Her father, Captain Woolcot, found his vivacious, cheeky daughter impossible – but seven children were really too much for him and most of the time they ran wild at their rambling riverside home, Misrule.

'Step inside and meet them all – dreamy Meg, and Pip, daring Judy, naughty Bunty, Nell, Baby and the youngest, 'the General'. Come and share in their lives, their laughter and their tears.' (From the publisher's website.)

North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1989
y separately published work icon The Family at Misrule Ethel Turner , London Melbourne Toronto : Ward, Lock , Z861818 1895 single work children's fiction children's North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1989
y separately published work icon Wake Up, Ginger Meggs James Kemsley , James Kemsley (illustrator), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1989 Z832585 1989 single work picture book children's Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1989
y separately published work icon The Ghost and the Shutterbug Duncan Ball , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1989 Z838642 1989 single work children's fiction children's horror

'For six years the ghost of Arnold Taylor has haunted the house in Wattle Street and made unsuspecting tenants flee screaming into the night! So when budding photographer Tassana moves in, the ghost rubs his wrinkled hands in glee. However, Tassana doesn’t scare easily and when the grumpy ghoul gets up to his supernatural tricks, she devises a plan. Can she outsmart this devious ghost? All goes well till the troublesome ghost plots his revenge.'

Source: Author's blurb.

North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1989
y separately published work icon Money! Ruth Moline (editor), North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1989 Z873785 1989 anthology children's fiction children's North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1989
y separately published work icon The Adventures of the Muddle-Headed Wombat The Muddle-Headed Wombat Ruth Park , Noela Young (illustrator), Berlin : Dressler , 1974 Z1752234 1974 selected work children's fiction children's humour Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1990
y separately published work icon The Best-Kept Secret Emily Rodda , North Ryde London : Angus and Robertson , 1988 Z832135 1988 single work children's fiction children's mystery

Cecilia says merry-go-rounds are for little kids, but Jo feels there's something mysterious and not at all childish about the carousel that appeared overnight in Marley Street. She wants to find out what is so strange, but will she be leading herself and Cecilia into danger?

North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990
y separately published work icon The Spy Code Handbook : How to Make Code and Cipher Machines to Outfox Your Enemies Duncan Ball , Ian Ball , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 Z812114 1990 single work non-fiction children's detective North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990
y separately published work icon Shatterbelt Colin Thiele , Glebe : Walter McVitty Books , 1987 Z396910 1987 single work children's fiction children's Troubled by increasingly frequent but puzzling, mind pictures, thirteen-year-old Tracy becomes convinced that they are warning her of impending disaster. But what kind ... and when? Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1991
y separately published work icon Jezza Sez Libby Hathorn , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 Z829788 1990 single work children's fiction children's North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991
y separately published work icon The Rainbow Serpent Dick Roughsey , Dick Roughsey (illustrator), Sydney : Collins , 1975 Z667625 1975 single work picture book children's Indigenous story This is the Aboriginal legend of the formation of the landscape on Cape York Peninsula. Goorialla, the Rainbow Serpent, was looking for his own tribe. On his travels he formed mountains, a deep gorge, and a lily lagoon called Minalinka. Eventually he found his own people. He showed them how to make headdresses of feathers and how to dance. When a big storm blew up, all the people built shelters except the Bil-bil boys. When they sought shelter in Goorialla's humpy he opened his mouth and swallowed them. Their people followed Goorialla when he left and cut him open to release the brothers who had turned into Rainbow Lorikeets. When Goorialla woke and discovered what had happened he was so incensed his rage caused the mountain to shake and thunder. He hurled parts of the mountain all over the country to form the hills and the mountains of today (Source: book).
North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991
y separately published work icon The Giant Devil Dingo Dick Roughsey , Dick Roughsey (illustrator), Sydney : Collins , 1973 Z667628 1973 single work picture book children's Indigenous story This legend of Gaiya, the giant devil-dingo, belongs to several tribes in the lower Cape York Peninsula. The boss of Gaiya was old Eelgin the grasshopper woman who used Gaiya to hunt and kill men for food. One day Eelgin sent Gaiya in pursuit of two young Chooku-chooku men (or butcher-bird brothers) who happened to pass by her camp. The men ran and ran with Gaiya howling in pursuit after them. Eventually the brothers managed to spear Gaiya and kill him. The spirit of Gaiya was angry and bit Eelgin on the nose and that is why grasshoppers have the same marks on their noses to this day. (Source: Book) North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991
y separately published work icon Lasca and Her Pups Percy Trezise , Percy Trezise (illustrator), North Ryde : Collins , 1990 Z837195 1990 single work picture book children's North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991
y separately published work icon Seven Little Australians Ethel Turner , London Melbourne : Ward, Lock and Bowden , 1894 Z863667 1894 single work children's fiction children's (taught in 25 units)

'Without doubt Judy was the worst of the seven, probably because she was the cleverest.'

'Her father, Captain Woolcot, found his vivacious, cheeky daughter impossible – but seven children were really too much for him and most of the time they ran wild at their rambling riverside home, Misrule.

'Step inside and meet them all – dreamy Meg, and Pip, daring Judy, naughty Bunty, Nell, Baby and the youngest, 'the General'. Come and share in their lives, their laughter and their tears.' (From the publisher's website.)

North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991
y separately published work icon Amy Amaryllis Sally Odgers , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992 Z445359 1992 single work children's fiction children's Facing a long summer holiday with no better company than Craig, her horrible brother, Amy begins to invent the history of Amaryllis Loveday, daughter of the Fourth Castle in the magical land of Ankoor. Amaryllis tearns to tend the beautiful reinbeast. Lady Jasmin insists on behaviour befitting a daughter of the Fourth Castle. Bored and resentful that her brother Crag has gone to Western Port without her. Amaryllis begins to write the history of Amy Day, a girl who has the freedom Amaryllis dreams of. In the space of a night, the girls switch identities. Now Amy must deal with the magic of Ankoor and the scheming of Lord Random, while Amaryllis is bewildered by the dishonest plans of Caz and the Gang. Can the girls survive to return to their own worlds? - back cover Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992
y separately published work icon The Bamboo Flute Garry Disher , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1992 Z459594 1992 single work children's fiction children's Paul is a dreamer with his head full of music. But in the real world he has no friends, his father is battling to keep the farm and dejected men tramp the roads. No-one has time for music or dreams. Then Eric the Red comes along and shows Paul how to make a flute from a piece of bamboo. North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1992
y separately published work icon Never Tomorrow Nan Hunt , Sydney : Collins , 1989 Z177046 1989 single work novel young adult Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992
y separately published work icon Piggott Place Duncan Ball , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992 Z837768 1992 single work children's fiction children's mystery Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992
y separately published work icon Three Loony Months Sally Odgers , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992 Z848994 1992 single work children's fiction children's Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992
y separately published work icon Kayak! Sally Odgers , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992 Z849363 1992 single work children's fiction children's adventure fantasy

'Twins Luke and Mark are inseparable; that is, until Mark mysteriously vanishes while kayaking down the Bandinangi River. Hauled into the future by shrouded ghost people, Mark is charged with being a vandal - an environmental thug. This is a society where even noise is considered a pollutant. Mark is in real trouble, especially when they start testing him to see if he has intelligence.'

Source: Trove.

Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992
y separately published work icon First Loves John Malone , Sydney : Collins , 1989 Z832591 1989 anthology short story young adult Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1993
y separately published work icon The Collectors Robert Carter , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1993 Z436021 1993 single work novel young adult

'A spiritual allegory for children tells of the quest of the "Collectors" an unlikely group made up of a cynic, a coward, a criminal, and others, who search the world and themselves for the one thing that will save the planet.'  (Publication summary)

Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1993
y separately published work icon Ex-Spelled Sally Odgers , Sydney : Collins , 1989 Z846841 1989 single work children's fiction children's Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1993
y separately published work icon The Flying Fox Warriors Percy Trezise , Dick Roughsey , Percy Trezise (illustrator), Dick Roughsey (illustrator), Sydney : Collins , 1985 Z830900 1985 single work picture book children's Indigenous story A battle to the death between two enemy tribes in the Dreamtime leads to the appearance of the bats known as flying foxes and subsequently to the rise of all kinds of birds. (Libraries Australia record) Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1993
y separately published work icon Banana Bird and the Snake Men Percy Trezise , Dick Roughsey , Percy Trezise (illustrator), Dick Roughsey (illustrator), Sydney : Collins , 1980 Z37173 1980 single work picture book children's Indigenous story Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1993
y separately published work icon The Quinkins Percy Trezise , Dick Roughsey , Percy Trezise (illustrator), Dick Roughsey (illustrator), Sydney : Collins , 1978 Z667631 1978 single work picture book children's Indigenous story Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1993
y separately published work icon Blindfold Sandra McCuaig , Sydney : Collins , 1989 Z75338 1989 single work novel young adult

'"YOUNG BROTHERS JUMP TO DEATHS: LOVED SAME GIRL" reads the headline; months later the girl, 15-year-old Sally O'Leary, tries to unravel the grief and guilt of the tragic events whose misrepresentation has been part of her trauma. Sally first met Benji and his blind older brother, Joel, at a school debate on life after death--a possibility that fascinates Joel. As Sally gradually reveals in excerpts from her diary, in memories she confides to the reader, and in conversations with the psychiatrist to whom she's sent as a seriously disturbed truant, Joel later seeks her out to pursue their debate. Benji, whose parents require him to be Joel's guide and companion, makes a third in their growing friendship. It's never quite more than that; though Benji and Sally are attracted to each other, Benji "must not take that hope, or enjoy your love when it is what my brother wants most." Joel seeks meaning in New Age philosophy and the occult; and, trying to divert him from what they perceive as perilous ideas, Joel and Sally concoct a horoscope that Joel disastrously misconstrues.'

Source: Kirkus Reviews.

Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1993
y separately published work icon The Boy Who Had Wings Jackie French , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1993 Z229633 1993 single work children's fiction children's Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1993
y separately published work icon Walking the Boundaries Jackie French , Bronwyn Bancroft (illustrator), Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1993 Z259086 1993 single work novel young adult fantasy (taught in 2 units)

'Martin lives in the city with his mum. He’s come to walk the boundaries of the farm that’s been in his family for generations. It sounds easy, especially as he’ll own the land when he gets back.

'Martin’s great-grandfather, Ted, doesn’t even want him to walk around the farm’s fences, just up the gorge and along the hills. But up in the gorge Martin meets Meg from almost a century ago and Wullamudulla from thousands of years in the past. Despite their differences they discover that they’re all on the same journey… and that walking the boundaries means more than following lines on a map.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)

Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1993
y separately published work icon Rosie's Really a Country Dog Ann Carrigy , Fabio Nardo (illustrator), Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1993 Z833000 1993 single work picture book children's Mrs. Mack finds a little puppy and brings her home but she grows bigger and bigger and naughtier and naughtier. Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1993
y separately published work icon Saddle Up : A Collection of Australian Horse Stories Mary Small , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 Z255735 1994 anthology extract poetry children's fiction children's Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994
y separately published work icon The Locked Door Jennifer Mary Dabbs , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 Z798143 1994 single work novel young adult mystery Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994
y separately published work icon Black Belt Nicole Plüss , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 Z304794 1994 single work novel young adult

Combines the themes of karate & physical handicaps. When James' sister is attacked by bullies he forgets the karate code of ethics in his anger and has to learn that self control and self-honesty are everything.

(Source: Trove)

Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994
y separately published work icon That Magnetic Dog Bruce Whatley , Bruce Whatley (illustrator), Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 Z837888 1994 single work picture book children's Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1995
y separately published work icon The Secret Beach Jackie French , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1995 Z821688 1995 single work children's fiction children's Unwanted by her businesswoman mother, Emily is sent to stay with her father whom she hasn't seen since she was three, and she meets the local madwoman who believes she once lived in the sea. Through Margaret's stories Emily realizes that she has to make a choice which will affect the rest of her life. Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1995
y separately published work icon Kindred : The Lifesaver and Other Stories Nicole Plüss , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1995 Z827231 1995 selected work children's fiction children's Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1995
y separately published work icon Saddle Up Again : More Australian Horse Tales Mary Small , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1995 Z832958 1995 anthology extract poetry children's fiction children's Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1995
y separately published work icon Pigs Might Fly Emily Rodda , Sydney London : Angus and Robertson , 1986 Z831592 1986 single work children's fiction children's fantasy Rachel was bored with having a cold and having to stay in bed so she wished very hard for something exciting to happen - and it did! She finds herself transported to a place where periodic storms occur which affect the inhabitants in strange ways and cause pigs to float in the air. Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1996
y separately published work icon Selby Spacedog Duncan Ball , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1996 Z833021 1996 single work children's fiction children's humour Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1996
y separately published work icon Beyond the Boundaries Jackie French , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1996 Z847276 1996 single work children's fiction children's Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1996
y separately published work icon Walk Twenty, Run Twenty Garry Disher , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1996 Z847279 1996 single work children's fiction children's Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1996
y separately published work icon The Book of Unicorns Jackie French , Pymble : HarperCollins , 1997 Z913917 1997 selected work children's fiction children's fantasy Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1997
y separately published work icon Minah : A Poem in Four Parts Percy Mumbulla , Roland Robinson , Bronwyn Bancroft (illustrator), Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1995 Z1003934 1995 single work picture book children's

'Whenever I used to see one of those old fellers going off with a spear for murrung - fish - I'd watch him. I'd run after him. I was only a little feller but I had a sense to follow and learn how to do all those things." Not everyone has someone to look up to and learn from in their life. But for this little boy, Uncle Abraham is that special person. this is about Minah, Uncle Abraham, shows how the passing down of knowledge can help keep memory alive. ' (Publication summary)

Pymble : HarperCollins , 1997
y separately published work icon The Whalers Percy Mumbulla , Roland Robinson , Bronwyn Bancroft (illustrator), Pymble : HarperCollins , 1996 Z928631 1996 single work picture book children's This is a story of the orca, the largest of the dolphin family. Known as killer whales, the orcas' relationship with the Aboriginal whalers of Twofold Bay has become legend. Man and orcas were partners in the same chase, herding whales to their bloody death at the end of a harpoon spear. (Libraries Australia) Pymble : HarperCollins , 1997
y separately published work icon Tails from Grandad's Attic Bruce Whatley , Rosie Smith , Bruce Whatley (illustrator), Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1996 Z833066 1996 single work picture book children's Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1997
y separately published work icon Quinkin Mountain Percy Trezise , Percy Trezise (illustrator), Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1995 Z832955 1995 single work picture book children's Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1997
y separately published work icon Heartsease Lee Harding , Pymble : HarperCollins , 1997 Z122963 1997 single work novel young adult Pymble : HarperCollins , 1997

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