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Issue Details: First known date: 1987... 1987 Where the Forest Meets the Sea
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'A boy and his father travel in their boat, ‘Time Machine’ to a stretch of beach beside a primordial tropical rainforest. As the boy walks among the trees he imagines the forest as it might have been in the past. Dinosaurs emerge, barely perceptible, from a tangle of trunks and vines; the faint outlines of an aboriginal child melt into a background of trees and in the final haunting scene the unspoiled vista readers have toured is overlaid with translucent images of a possible future civilisation..' (Source: Author's website)

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Unit Suitable For

AC: Year 2 (NSW Stage 1)

General Capabilities

Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding, Information and communication technology, Intercultural understanding, Literacy

Cross-curriculum Priorities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, Sustainability

Notes

  • Adapted for the 1987 film Where the Forest Meets the Sea directed by Jeannie Baker

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has Chinese and Japanese translations.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Greenwillow Books ,
      1987 .
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      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0744513057 (pbk.)
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Julia MacRae Books , 1987 .
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      Extent: 28p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0862033179
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Walker Books [London] ,
      1989 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of Walker Books.
      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus., map
      ISBN: 0744513057
Alternative title: Mori to umi no deautokoro
Alternative title: 森と海のであうところ
Language: Japanese
    • Tokyo, Honshu,
      c
      Japan,
      c
      East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      Yugakusha ,
      1988 .
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      Extent: 31p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 4841605290

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Works about this Work

From White Nation to White Caution : Non-Indigenous Reflections on Indigenous Difference Tim Rowse , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , vol. 43 no. 3 2019; (p. 283-298)

'Based on interviews with 31 non-Indigenous Australians during 2015–2017, this article argues that there is no “typical” non-Indigenous Australian way of talking and thinking about Indigenous Australia. Rather, a more plausible reading of our data is that non-Indigenous Australians are experiencing, in a self-aware and cautious way, the ascendancy of the idea that the Indigenous/non-Indigenous distinction is culturally, morally and politically significant. While interviewees varied in their views about Indigenous difference, their awareness that Indigeneity poses relatively new and compelling questions for Australians was evident in their reflexive ways of talking, as they took up a position in (what they evoked or implied as) a field of non-Indigenous opinion. We propose a model of the orthodoxy that defines this field. Reviewing previous research on non-Indigenous Australians’ everyday attitudes and opinions about Indigenous Australians, we seek to replace accounts that postulate non-Indigenous thinking as a singular edifice. We present popular discourse as the self-aware taking of positions, in known or imagined fields of opinion.' (Publication abstract)

Jeannie Baker : Mirror,Mirror... Karen Jameyson , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , May/June vol. 89 no. 3 2013; (p. 16-24)
Books, Places and the Imagination Kevin Steinberger , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 55 no. 4 2011; (p. 16-17)
Neither Slogging at Tuck Nor Living off the Land : Food in Australian Picture Books Robin Morrow , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Something to Crow About : New Perspectives in Literature for Young People 1999; (p. 79-95)
The author examines the different roles of food in literature. Six roles have been selected and examined, with examples from Australian picture books.
Jeannie Baker : Fired Up About Place Pam Macintyre , 1995 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 3 no. 4 1995; (p. 9-11)
Interview format
Book Review Aila Keto , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Newsletter of the Rainforest Conservation Society of Queensland , May 1988;

— Review of Where the Forest Meets the Sea Jeannie Baker , 1987 single work picture book
Picture Book has Universal Theme, International Look, Non-sexist Tone Stephanie Owen Reeder , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 August 1988;

— Review of Where the Forest Meets the Sea Jeannie Baker , 1987 single work picture book ; The Long Red Scarf Nette Hilton , 1987 single work picture book ; Crusher is Coming! Bob Graham , 1987 single work picture book
First-Time Storyteller Makes the Big Time Margaret Aitken , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 August 1988;

— Review of So Much to Tell You John Marsden , 1987 single work novel ; Crusher is Coming! Bob Graham , 1987 single work picture book ; My Place : The Story of Australia from Now to Then Nadia Wheatley , Donna Rawlins , 1987 single work picture book ; Deezle Boy Eleanor Spence , 1987 single work novel ; The Long Red Scarf Nette Hilton , 1987 single work picture book ; Where the Forest Meets the Sea Jeannie Baker , 1987 single work picture book
Daintree's magic captured 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 November 1988; (p. TV Guide)

— Review of Where the Forest Meets the Sea Jeannie Baker , 1987 single work picture book
Celebrity Review Richard Jones , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Real to Reel: The Film Australia Newsletter , April vol. 2 no. 1 1988;

— Review of Where the Forest Meets the Sea Jeannie Baker , 1987 single work picture book
Know the Author/Illustrator : Jeannie Baker H. M. Saxby , 1988 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 3 no. 1 1988; (p. 20-21)
Neither Slogging at Tuck Nor Living off the Land : Food in Australian Picture Books Robin Morrow , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Something to Crow About : New Perspectives in Literature for Young People 1999; (p. 79-95)
The author examines the different roles of food in literature. Six roles have been selected and examined, with examples from Australian picture books.
Books, Places and the Imagination Kevin Steinberger , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 55 no. 4 2011; (p. 16-17)
Jeannie Baker : Fired Up About Place Pam Macintyre , 1995 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 3 no. 4 1995; (p. 9-11)
Interview format
Children's Book Council Awards Jo Goodman , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 105 1988; (p. 26-28)
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