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y separately published work icon The Steam Train Crew single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 1981... 1981 The Steam Train Crew
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Norm and Alf hop off the train at the bottom of the hill, planning on picking some blackberries before it gets to the top but, they take longer than expected ...

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Kaboodle Penny Robenstone , Jeff Peck , Hazel Edwards , Pat Edwards , John Taylor , Alan Love , Murray Oliver , Steve French , Morris Gleitzman , Peter Viska , Paul Cox , Sue Smith , Gary Davis , Jan Sardi , Peita Letchford , Julia Gardiner , Shirley Barrett , Cate Cahill , Mark Osborn , Jennifer Mellet , Maggie Geddes , Neil Robinson , Jill Morris , John Skibinski , Sue Rendall , Greg Millin , Richard Chataway , Michael Cusack , Ross Gathercole , Paul Williams , ABC Television (publisher), ( dir. Jan Sardi )et. al.agent) 1987 Z1398900 1987 series - publisher film/TV children's fantasy science fiction humour adventure horror

An anthology series of children's stories, mixing live-action episodes with animation, clay animation, and puppetry. The stories, aimed specifically at the under 10s, are drawn from a variety of sources, including children's books, fairy tales, myths, and original ideas. Some of the episodes have involved, for example, Snow White as a punk bikie and the seven dwarves as a motorcycle gang; a pet stegosaurus; a boy with wheels instead of toes; and Trevor the glider-plane-catching cat.

According to Patricia Edgar,

Thirty separate self-contained dramas of differing lengths were to be packaged into half-hour episodes. The project was designed to showcase new, creative talent in the television industry. Competitions were run at the Australian Film and Television School and Swinburne Institute of Technology for the best concepts suitable for inclusion in the Kaboodle package, with prizes of $1000 awarded. The Foundation sought promising but inexperienced writers, would-be producers, directors and even accountants who wanted to earn their first credit to enable them to find a future in the industry.

Source: Patricia Edgar, Bloodbath: A Memoir of Australian Television, Melbourne: Melbourne UP, 2006, pp.175-76.

Kaboodle was produced in two series, the first of which included some live-action segements, but the second of which was entirely animated.

For a full list of episodes, see Film Details.

Episode listing for Kaboodle series two courtesy of the Australian Children's Television Foundation.

Notes

  • Other formats: Also braille.

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

Alternative title: Soreike! Akai Kikansha
Language: Japanese
    • Tokyo, Honshu,
      c
      Japan,
      c
      East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      Tokuma Shoten ,
      1998 .
      ISBN: 4198608040

Works about this Work

Untitled Joan Woodberry , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , April no. 83 1982; (p. 21-22)

— Review of The Steam Train Crew Janet McLean , Andrew McLean , 1981 single work picture book
Untitled Joan Woodberry , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , April no. 83 1982; (p. 21-22)

— Review of The Steam Train Crew Janet McLean , Andrew McLean , 1981 single work picture book
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