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Issue Details: First known date: 1984... 1984 Dancing in the Anzac Deli
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'...Dancing in the Anzac Deli tell the tale of Mareka and the Wilson kids, who live in an ordinary inner-city neighbourhood but find themselves caught up in extraordinary adventures. What with the professor s tricks, Yaya s magic, the Haunted House and the mysterious Munga, it sometimes seems as if Smith Street is the most exciting place in Australia.' (Source: On-line)

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Five Times Dizzy Nadia Wheatley , Terry Larsen , SBS Television (publisher), ( dir. John Eastway ) Pyrmont : Samson Film Services SBS Television , 1986 Z973706 1986 series - publisher film/TV children's

A children's comedy drama series, concerning a Greek family and their attempts to run a deli in Sydney's inner-city suburb of Newtown. When the grandmother, YaYa, arrives from Greece to live with them, she has a great deal of trouble adjusting to her new life, until her eleven-year-old granddaughter Marika buys her a goat.

Notes

  • Based on a screenplay by Nadia Wheatley and Terry Larsen.
  • Sequel to Five Times Dizzy.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Oxford University Press , 1984 .
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      Extent: 119p.
      Description: illus.
      Reprinted: 1985
      ISBN: 0195546504 (pbk.), 0195545761 (hbk.)
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Five Times Dizzy and Dancing in the Anzac Deli Nadia Wheatley , Sydney : Hodder Headline , 1997 Z973699 1997 selected work children's fiction children's

    'Together Five Times Dizzy and Dancing in the Anzac Deli tell the tale of Mareka and the Wilson kids, who live in an ordinary inner–city neighborhood but find themselves caught up in a haunted house and the mysterious Munga, it sometimes seems as if Smith Street is the most exciting place in Australia.' (Publication summary)

    Sydney : Hodder Headline , 1997

Works about this Work

Five Times Dizzy and Dancing in the ANZAC Deli by Nadia Wheatley Hilary Smillie , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , October 2012;

— Review of Five Times Dizzy Nadia Wheatley , 1982 single work children's fiction ; Dancing in the Anzac Deli Nadia Wheatley , 1984 single work children's fiction
Advocating Multiculturalism: Migrants in Australian Children's Literature After 1972 John Stephens , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature Association Quarterly , vol. 15 no. 4 1990; (p. 180-188)
This article is concerned with a major shift in Australian ideology and values that Stephens argues occurred during the 1970s. He argues that 'within a decade during the 1970s Australian political and educational institutions underwent a palpable shift towards an ideology of multiculturalism and Australian Children's Literature shifted with it' (180). By the mid-seventies multiculturalism in children's literature was advocated as 'a desirable social value and one to be inculcated in child readers' (180). Multiculturalism in children's fiction was conceived as 'acceptance of difference and heterogeneity' which was in accordance with the general principles expressed by the Australian Council on population and Ethnic Affairs (1982). Stephens critiques a number of contemporary novels that deal with issues of multiculturalism and identity formation: On Loan (Anne Brooksbank), The Boys from Bondi (Alan Collins), Moving Out (Helen Garner & Jennifer Giles), New Patches for Old (Christobel Mattingly), Deepwater (Judith O'Neill), The Other Side of the Family (Maureen Pople), The Seventh Pebble (Eleanor Spence), Five Times Dizzy and Dancing in the Anzac Deli (Nadia Wheatley). He makes three pertinent claims regarding representations of multicultural identity and/or community in Australia: that the representation of multiculturalism is questionable in these novels as most of the authors do not come from a non-Anglo background; that there is a general subordination of the themes of migration and culture to the theme of personal identity development (a common thematic concern of children's literature); while the novels 'pivot on aspects of difference' the narratives are generally focalized through members of the majority culture and 'hence the privilege of narrative subjectivity is rarely bestowed upon minority groups' (181). Stephens posits that within the genre of children's fiction, 'the absence of significant migrant voices...leads to a partial and hence false, representation of the Australian experience of migration and the development of multiculturalism' (181).
Reading Blinky Bill Playing Beatie Bow or Dancing in the Anzac Deli : A Choose Your Own Textual Theory Adventure by Georgie Faraway Jan Hutchinson , 1987 single work short story
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 13 no. 1 1987; (p. 26-32)
Judges' Report, 1985 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 96 1985; (p. 2-8)
Untitled 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald (Sydney) , 21 July 1985;

— Review of Dancing in the Anzac Deli Nadia Wheatley , 1984 single work children's fiction
The 1985 Australian Children's Book Awards Margaret Dunkle , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 72 1985; (p. 8-10)

— Review of Home in the Sky Jeannie Baker , 1984 single work picture book ; Ayu and the Perfect Moon David Cox , 1984 single work picture book ; Arthur Amanda Graham , 1984 single work picture book ; The Angel with a Mouth-Organ Christobel Mattingley , 1984 single work picture book ; The Inch Boy Helen Smith (translator), 1984 single work picture book ; There's a Sea in My Bedroom Margaret Wild , 1984 single work picture book ; The Tree Witches Gwenda Turner , 1983 single work picture book ; Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Mem Fox , 1984 single work picture book ; The True Story of Lilli Stubeck James Aldridge , 1984 single work novel ; Adrift Allan Baillie , 1984 single work children's fiction ; Eleanor, Elizabeth Libby Gleeson , 1984 single work children's fiction ; Papio Victor Kelleher , 1984 single work novel ; Penny Pollard's Letters Robin Klein , 1984 single work correspondence ; Something Special Emily Rodda , 1984 single work children's fiction ; Me and Jeshua Eleanor Spence , 1984 single work children's fiction ; Dancing in the Anzac Deli Nadia Wheatley , 1984 single work children's fiction ; Hating Alison Ashley Robin Klein , 1984 single work novel
[Review] Dancing in the Anzac Deli [et al] 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 April 1985;

— Review of Dancing in the Anzac Deli Nadia Wheatley , 1984 single work children's fiction ; Me and Jeshua Eleanor Spence , 1984 single work children's fiction ; Something Special Emily Rodda , 1984 single work children's fiction ; Papio Victor Kelleher , 1984 single work novel ; Penny Pollard's Letters Robin Klein , 1984 single work correspondence ; Adrift Allan Baillie , 1984 single work children's fiction ; Hating Alison Ashley Robin Klein , 1984 single work novel
Untitled 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald (Sydney) , 21 July 1985;

— Review of Dancing in the Anzac Deli Nadia Wheatley , 1984 single work children's fiction
Five Times Dizzy and Dancing in the ANZAC Deli by Nadia Wheatley Hilary Smillie , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , October 2012;

— Review of Five Times Dizzy Nadia Wheatley , 1982 single work children's fiction ; Dancing in the Anzac Deli Nadia Wheatley , 1984 single work children's fiction
Reading Blinky Bill Playing Beatie Bow or Dancing in the Anzac Deli : A Choose Your Own Textual Theory Adventure by Georgie Faraway Jan Hutchinson , 1987 single work short story
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 13 no. 1 1987; (p. 26-32)
Judges' Report, 1985 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 96 1985; (p. 2-8)
Advocating Multiculturalism: Migrants in Australian Children's Literature After 1972 John Stephens , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature Association Quarterly , vol. 15 no. 4 1990; (p. 180-188)
This article is concerned with a major shift in Australian ideology and values that Stephens argues occurred during the 1970s. He argues that 'within a decade during the 1970s Australian political and educational institutions underwent a palpable shift towards an ideology of multiculturalism and Australian Children's Literature shifted with it' (180). By the mid-seventies multiculturalism in children's literature was advocated as 'a desirable social value and one to be inculcated in child readers' (180). Multiculturalism in children's fiction was conceived as 'acceptance of difference and heterogeneity' which was in accordance with the general principles expressed by the Australian Council on population and Ethnic Affairs (1982). Stephens critiques a number of contemporary novels that deal with issues of multiculturalism and identity formation: On Loan (Anne Brooksbank), The Boys from Bondi (Alan Collins), Moving Out (Helen Garner & Jennifer Giles), New Patches for Old (Christobel Mattingly), Deepwater (Judith O'Neill), The Other Side of the Family (Maureen Pople), The Seventh Pebble (Eleanor Spence), Five Times Dizzy and Dancing in the Anzac Deli (Nadia Wheatley). He makes three pertinent claims regarding representations of multicultural identity and/or community in Australia: that the representation of multiculturalism is questionable in these novels as most of the authors do not come from a non-Anglo background; that there is a general subordination of the themes of migration and culture to the theme of personal identity development (a common thematic concern of children's literature); while the novels 'pivot on aspects of difference' the narratives are generally focalized through members of the majority culture and 'hence the privilege of narrative subjectivity is rarely bestowed upon minority groups' (181). Stephens posits that within the genre of children's fiction, 'the absence of significant migrant voices...leads to a partial and hence false, representation of the Australian experience of migration and the development of multiculturalism' (181).
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