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Issue Details: First known date: 1982... 1982 The Watcher in the Garden
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'Trespassing in Mr Lovett's secluded garden was a welcome escape for sixteen-year-old Catherine. A haven away from the parents who didn't understand her moodiness and from her pretty, even-tempered sister, Diana, who she resented. It was a place to be alone.

But this all changes when Catherine is confronted by Mr Lovett and, realising he is blind, decides to confide in him. And so begins a remarkable friendship.

Unexpectedly, a third person appears in the garden: an intruder. Terry, abrasive and sullen, menacing even—has a claim to make on the garden. It is a piece of land he feels should belong to his own family. In his plan neither Mr Lovett nor the garden are safe and it is up to Catherine to stop him but in Terry, she recognises something of herself.

A complex and gripping novel of human relationships from one of Australia's foremost authors for young adults.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Methuen , 1982 .
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      Extent: 203p.
      ISBN: 0454003722
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Atheneum ,
      1982 .
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      Extent: 203p.
      ISBN: 068950246X
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Methuen London ,
      1983 .
      Extent: 203p.
      ISBN: 0416214703
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1984 .
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      Extent: 203p.
      ISBN: 0140317147
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1990 .
      Extent: 202p.
      ISBN: 0140345086 (pbk.)
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2013 .
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      Extent: 272p.
      Note/s:
      ISBN: 9781922147011
      Series: y separately published work icon Text Classics Text Publishing (publisher), Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2012- Z1851461 2012 series - publisher novel 'Great books by great Australian storytellers.' (Text website.)
Alternative title: Tradgardens vaktare
Language: Swedish
    • Stockholm,
      c
      Sweden,
      c
      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Sjostrands ,
      1986 .
      Note/s:
      • Copyright date.

Other Formats

  • Also braille and sound recording.

Works about this Work

Writers Who Shaped Our Literature Stella Lees , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 21 no. 2 2013; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Hills End Ivan Southall , 1962 single work children's fiction ; I Own the Racecourse! Patricia Wrightson , 1968 single work children's fiction ; They Found a Cave Nan Chauncy , 1948 single work children's fiction ; The Watcher in the Garden Joan Phipson , 1982 single work children's fiction

Reviews of the Text Classics editions of The Watcher in the Garden, I Own the Racecourse!, Hills End and They Found a Cave.

Untitled M. Jill Gamble , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 88 1983; (p. 47)

— Review of The Watcher in the Garden Joan Phipson , 1982 single work children's fiction
Untitled Eleanor Stodart , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 July 1983;

— Review of The Watcher in the Garden Joan Phipson , 1982 single work children's fiction ; Moonlight 1982 single work picture book ; Who Sank the Boat? Pamela Allen , 1982 single work picture book
[Review] Toby's Millions [et al] Walter McVitty , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 March 1983;

— Review of Toby's Millions Morris Lurie , 1982 single work children's fiction ; The Watcher in the Garden Joan Phipson , 1982 single work children's fiction ; Thing Robin Klein , 1982 single work children's fiction ; The Left Overs Eleanor Spence , 1982 single work children's fiction ; The Dragon Stone Ruth Manley , 1982 single work novel ; Three Way Street Bron Nicholls , 1982 single work novel ; Moonlight 1982 single work picture book ; Battles in the Bath Peter Pavey , 1982 single work picture book
Untitled 1982 single work review
— Appears in: School Library Journal : For Children's, Young Adult and School Librarians , November vol. 29 no. 3 1982;

— Review of The Watcher in the Garden Joan Phipson , 1982 single work children's fiction
[Review] Toby's Millions [et al] Walter McVitty , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 March 1983;

— Review of Toby's Millions Morris Lurie , 1982 single work children's fiction ; The Watcher in the Garden Joan Phipson , 1982 single work children's fiction ; Thing Robin Klein , 1982 single work children's fiction ; The Left Overs Eleanor Spence , 1982 single work children's fiction ; The Dragon Stone Ruth Manley , 1982 single work novel ; Three Way Street Bron Nicholls , 1982 single work novel ; Moonlight 1982 single work picture book ; Battles in the Bath Peter Pavey , 1982 single work picture book
Untitled Eleanor Stodart , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 July 1983;

— Review of The Watcher in the Garden Joan Phipson , 1982 single work children's fiction ; Moonlight 1982 single work picture book ; Who Sank the Boat? Pamela Allen , 1982 single work picture book
Untitled 1982 single work review
— Appears in: School Library Journal : For Children's, Young Adult and School Librarians , November vol. 29 no. 3 1982;

— Review of The Watcher in the Garden Joan Phipson , 1982 single work children's fiction
Untitled M. Jill Gamble , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 88 1983; (p. 47)

— Review of The Watcher in the Garden Joan Phipson , 1982 single work children's fiction
Writers Who Shaped Our Literature Stella Lees , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 21 no. 2 2013; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Hills End Ivan Southall , 1962 single work children's fiction ; I Own the Racecourse! Patricia Wrightson , 1968 single work children's fiction ; They Found a Cave Nan Chauncy , 1948 single work children's fiction ; The Watcher in the Garden Joan Phipson , 1982 single work children's fiction

Reviews of the Text Classics editions of The Watcher in the Garden, I Own the Racecourse!, Hills End and They Found a Cave.

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