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Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 The Big Bazoohley
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Nine-year-old Sam Kellow's family has fallen on hard times - the buyer for his mother's latest painting has disappeared, and his gambler father has no immediate prospects for making money. Therefore it falls to Sam to find the 'Big Bazoohley' - the windfall his father insists will arrive when they need it most - and he slips out of their Toronto hotel room to do just that. However, he is soon kidnapped by a strange couple who want to enter him in the Perfect Kiddo contest, in lieu of their own son who is in bed with chicken pox. The prize for the contest is a part in a commercial and $10,000, and it doesn't take Sam long to work out a way to turn this bizarre series of events into the solution for his family.

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  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Affiliation Notes

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

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Henry Holt ,
      1995 .
      Extent: 135p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0805038558 (acid-free paper)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Putnam and Grosset ,
      1996 .
      Extent: 135p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0698114205
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Faber ,
      2000 .
      Extent: 94p.
      ISBN: 057120645X (pbk)

Works about this Work

Regarding The Big Bazoohley Pam Macintyre , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Fabulating Beauty : Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey 2005; (p. 215-228)
y separately published work icon "The Relative Merits of Goodness and Originality" : The Ethics of Storytelling in Peter Carey's Novels Christer Larsson , Uppsala : Department of English, Uppsala University , 2001 Z925643 2001 single work criticism This study aims to "demonstrate that recurrent formal and thematic patterns in Carey's novels suggest an interrelation between the works, and that an analysis of that interrelation can extract an argument concerning the ethics of storytelling from the texts. The issue of the status of fictional discourse receives prominent and complex consideration in Carey's novels and this study argues that Carey presents storytelling as an intentional mode of social interaction, defined and governed by extra-linguistic conventions. For the discourse to be meaningfully described as fictional, storytellers have to observe the rules that appky to their activity. (Author's abstract)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 1996 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 40 no. 3 1996; (p. 3-11)
y separately published work icon Peter Carey Bruce Woodcock , Manchester : Manchester University Press , 1996 Z947207 1996 single work criticism

'The volume explores Carey's position not only as a great entertainer but also as a disturbing postcolonial writer, setting his work in relation to his life and influences. Using previously neglected radio interviews among other documents, Woodcock sees Carey as a fictional shadow maker, whose characters often inhabit the unpredictable borderlands of experience. Commenting on the fabulist, surrealist and postmodernist elements, the author also stresses the political concerns of Carey's work... .' Targeting both students and general readers, the book provides 'detailed examinations of all Carey's major works as well as a survey of critical debates'.(Back cover 2nd ed.)

Untitled Steve Bond , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 10 no. 4 1995; (p. 32)

— Review of The Big Bazoohley Peter Carey , 1995 single work children's fiction
Untitled Steve Bond , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 10 no. 4 1995; (p. 32)

— Review of The Big Bazoohley Peter Carey , 1995 single work children's fiction
Untitled Cathrine Harboe-Ree , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 3 no. 4 1995; (p. 38-39)

— Review of The Big Bazoohley Peter Carey , 1995 single work children's fiction
Through the Looking-Glass Nigel Krauth , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 175 1995; (p. 57-58)

— Review of The Big Bazoohley Peter Carey , 1995 single work children's fiction
Untitled Michael O'Donoghue , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 39 no. 4 1995; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Pig with a View Pamela Platt , 1995 single work children's fiction ; Maddie Brian Caswell , 1995 single work children's fiction ; The Big Bazoohley Peter Carey , 1995 single work children's fiction
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 1996 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 40 no. 3 1996; (p. 3-11)
Regarding The Big Bazoohley Pam Macintyre , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Fabulating Beauty : Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey 2005; (p. 215-228)
y separately published work icon "The Relative Merits of Goodness and Originality" : The Ethics of Storytelling in Peter Carey's Novels Christer Larsson , Uppsala : Department of English, Uppsala University , 2001 Z925643 2001 single work criticism This study aims to "demonstrate that recurrent formal and thematic patterns in Carey's novels suggest an interrelation between the works, and that an analysis of that interrelation can extract an argument concerning the ethics of storytelling from the texts. The issue of the status of fictional discourse receives prominent and complex consideration in Carey's novels and this study argues that Carey presents storytelling as an intentional mode of social interaction, defined and governed by extra-linguistic conventions. For the discourse to be meaningfully described as fictional, storytellers have to observe the rules that appky to their activity. (Author's abstract)
y separately published work icon Peter Carey Bruce Woodcock , Manchester : Manchester University Press , 1996 Z947207 1996 single work criticism

'The volume explores Carey's position not only as a great entertainer but also as a disturbing postcolonial writer, setting his work in relation to his life and influences. Using previously neglected radio interviews among other documents, Woodcock sees Carey as a fictional shadow maker, whose characters often inhabit the unpredictable borderlands of experience. Commenting on the fabulist, surrealist and postmodernist elements, the author also stresses the political concerns of Carey's work... .' Targeting both students and general readers, the book provides 'detailed examinations of all Carey's major works as well as a survey of critical debates'.(Back cover 2nd ed.)

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