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Issue Details: First known date: 1982... 1982 Five Times Dizzy
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'Mareka would be quite happy in the milkbar in Newtown, even though it is so far from Greece, if it wasn't for the Wilson kids who give her a hard time.'

'But her Yaya, her grandmother has only recently arrived in Australia and feels lost and unhappy. She misses her mountain village and her goat, Poppy. If only Mareka cound find her something to do...'

'Then she has an idea. But it's such a big idea she feels dizzy - and there are such a lot of problems...'(Source: Back cover)

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.

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Unit Suitable For

AC: Years 3 and 4 (NSW Stage 2).

General Capabilities

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

Notes

  • Prequel to Dancing in the Anzac Deli.
  • Dedication: This book is for Martin
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Oxford University Press , 1982 .
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      Extent: 88p.
      Description: illus. (b & w)
      Reprinted: 1983 , 1986 , 1993 , 1994
      ISBN: 0195544838 (pbk.), 0195543602, 9780195543605
  • 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
Note: Translation of: Five times dizzy
Alternative title: Une Chevre pour Yaya
Language: French

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).
Eating Bananas Underwater Nadia Wheatley , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 4 no. 3 1989; (p. 5-10)
Dragon Fly, Mareka and Lindy : The Minority Child as Chooser in Three Australian Narratives Don Pemberton , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ariel , April vol. 19 no. 2 1988; (p. 33-52)
Compares three Australian narratives which (1) focus on a child who must contemplate the gap between two cultures; and (2) give central significance to an act of choice by the child.
Children's Book Council of Australia Judge's Report, 1983 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 88 1983; (p. 6-13)
Sixteen Make the Short List Walter McVitty , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 March 1983;

— Review of Master of the Grove Victor Kelleher , 1982 single work novel ; Tin Lizzie and Little Nell David Cox , 1982 single work picture book ; Thing Robin Klein , 1982 single work children's fiction ; The Train Witold Generowicz , 1982 single work picture book ; Five Times Dizzy Nadia Wheatley , 1982 single work children's fiction ; Turramulli the Giant Quinkin Percy Trezise , Dick Roughsey , 1982 single work picture book ; Longtime Dreaming Hesba Brinsmead , Ken Hungerford , 1982 single work novel
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
Eating Bananas Underwater Nadia Wheatley , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 4 no. 3 1989; (p. 5-10)
Dragon Fly, Mareka and Lindy : The Minority Child as Chooser in Three Australian Narratives Don Pemberton , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ariel , April vol. 19 no. 2 1988; (p. 33-52)
Compares three Australian narratives which (1) focus on a child who must contemplate the gap between two cultures; and (2) give central significance to an act of choice by the child.
Children's Book Council of Australia Judge's Report, 1983 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 88 1983; (p. 6-13)
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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