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Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 The Best-Kept Secret
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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?

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Affiliation Notes

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

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Angus and Robertson ,
      1988 .
      Extent: 114p.
      Description: illus.
      Reprinted: 1989 twice
      ISBN: 0207158096
    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1988 .
      Extent: 114p.
      Reprinted: 1989
      ISBN: 0207160406 (pbk)
    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1990 .
      Extent: 114p.
      Description: illus.
      Reprinted: 1990 , 2003 numerous further reprints
      Note/s:
      • For details of additional reprints, see Marcie Muir and Kerry White Australian Children's Books: A Bibliography: Volume Three 1989-2000 (2004).
      ISBN: 0207167052 (pbk)
      Series: y separately published work icon Bluegum Bluegum Paperbacks Angus and Robertson (publisher), 1987-1997 Z1528574 1987 series - publisher children's fiction children's 'Quality paperbacks for children from Angus and Robertson.'
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Henry Holt ,
      1990 .
      Extent: 119p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0805009361
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Puffin ,
      1991 .
      Extent: 114p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Copyright date.
      ISBN: 0140347461 (pbk)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Camelot ,
      1991 .
      Extent: 104p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0380758709 (pbk)
Alternative title: 秘密のメリーゴーランド
Alternative title: Himitsu no merigarando
Language: Japanese
    • Tokyo, Honshu,
      c
      Japan,
      c
      East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      PHP Kenkyujo ,
      2006 .
      Extent: 184p.
      ISBN: 9784569686165

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Works about this Work

Know the Author : Emily Rodda 1990 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 5 no. 3 1990; (p. 19-21)
Books for the Young Kay Weisman , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Booklist , 1st September vol. 87 no. 1 1990; (p. 52)

— Review of The Best-Kept Secret Emily Rodda , 1988 single work children's fiction
The Children's Book Council of Australia Awards 1989 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 33 no. 3 1989; (p. 3-8)
The judges' report for the 1989 Australian Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards.
The Book of the Year Award Shortlists Carmel Ballinger , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 4 no. 2 1989; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Wiggy and Boa Anna Fienberg , 1988 single work children's fiction ; Megan's Star Allan Baillie , 1988 single work novel ; The Lake at the End of the World Caroline Macdonald , 1988 single work novel ; Deepwater Judith O'Neill , 1987 single work novel ; You Take the High Road Mary K. Pershall , 1988 single work novel ; Answers to Brut Gillian Rubinstein , 1988 single work children's fiction ; Beyond the Labyrinth Gillian Rubinstein , 1988 single work novel ; The Split Creek Kids Roger Vaughan Carr , 1988 single work children's fiction ; The Australopedia : How Australia Works After 200 Years of Other People Living Here 1988 reference non-fiction ; Callie's Family Ruth Park , 1988 single work children's fiction ; The Best-Kept Secret Emily Rodda , 1988 single work children's fiction ; Melanie and the Night Animal Gillian Rubinstein , 1988 single work children's fiction ; The Eleventh Hour : A Curious Mystery Graeme Base , 1988 single work picture book ; Edward the Emu Sheena Knowles , 1988 single work picture book children's fiction ; Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Walter McVitty , 1988 single work picture book ; My Place in Space Robin A Hirst , Sally Hirst , 1988 single work picture book ; Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild , 1988 single work picture book ; Drac and the Gremlin Allan Baillie , 1988 single work picture book
Logical Selection and One Glaring Omission Sally McInerney , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 June 1989;

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild , 1988 single work picture book ; The Eleventh Hour : A Curious Mystery Graeme Base , 1988 single work picture book ; Callie's Family Ruth Park , 1988 single work children's fiction ; You Take the High Road Mary K. Pershall , 1988 single work novel ; The Best-Kept Secret Emily Rodda , 1988 single work children's fiction ; Answers to Brut Gillian Rubinstein , 1988 single work children's fiction ; Drac and the Gremlin Allan Baillie , 1988 single work picture book ; Wiggy and Boa Anna Fienberg , 1988 single work children's fiction ; Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Walter McVitty , 1988 single work picture book ; Megan's Star Allan Baillie , 1988 single work novel ; The Lake at the End of the World Caroline Macdonald , 1988 single work novel
Kids' Books for Christmas Jo Goodman , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 107 1988; (p. 26-28)

— Review of Drac and the Gremlin Allan Baillie , 1988 single work picture book ; Regina's Impossible Dream Judith Worthy , 1988 single work children's fiction ; Bill Barbara Giles , 1988 single work children's fiction ; The Best-Kept Secret Emily Rodda , 1988 single work children's fiction ; Answers to Brut Gillian Rubinstein , 1988 single work children's fiction ; The Inheritors Jill Dobson , 1988 single work novel ; Baily's Bones Victor Kelleher , 1988 single work novel ; Beyond the Labyrinth Gillian Rubinstein , 1988 single work novel
[Review] Wiggy and Boa Belle Y. Alderman , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Editions , August no. 1 1989; (p. 9-10)

— Review of Callie's Family Ruth Park , 1988 single work children's fiction ; The Best-Kept Secret Emily Rodda , 1988 single work children's fiction ; Melanie and the Night Animal Gillian Rubinstein , 1988 single work children's fiction ; Wiggy and Boa Anna Fienberg , 1988 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Scan , May vol. 8 no. 4 1989;

— Review of The Best-Kept Secret Emily Rodda , 1988 single work children's fiction
Untitled Jo Goodman , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 3 no. 5 1988; (p. 29)

— Review of The Best-Kept Secret Emily Rodda , 1988 single work children's fiction
Children's Book Week Review Val Noake , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Incite , 10 July 1989; (p. 12)

— Review of The Best-Kept Secret Emily Rodda , 1988 single work children's fiction
Know the Author : Emily Rodda 1990 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 5 no. 3 1990; (p. 19-21)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Awards 1989 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 33 no. 3 1989; (p. 3-8)
The judges' report for the 1989 Australian Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards.
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