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y separately published work icon Marty and Mei-Ling single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 Marty and Mei-Ling
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Marty notices anything different and likes to tell everybody. He notices he is different too, but to friends like Mei-Ling it does not matter.

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Affiliation Notes

  • Associated with the AustLit subset Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' as the work contains 'Asian' characters.
  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it contains an Asian character.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House , 1995 .
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      Extent: [32]p.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0091827280
    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Red Fox , 1996 .
      Extent: [32]p.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • "A Mark Macleod book".
      ISBN: 0091829259 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

The New Fringe Dwellers : The Problem of Ethnicity in Recent Australian Children's Picture Books Jeri Kroll , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Old Neighbours, New Visions 1997; Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August vol. 9 no. 2 1999; (p. 31-39)
Kroll looks at several children's texts in an effort to investigate a number of questions pertinent to the issue of moving the representation of ethnic groups 'beyond the immigration experience in literature so that the ethnicity of non-Anglo characters is no longer the focus' (31). This includes clarifying the cultural norms against which such characters are pitted, investigating the significance of the landscape in defining nationality and finally, considering whether having more authors/illustrators of non-Anglo origin in the field would 'alter the representation of ethnic groups' (31). She concludes that 'the appearance of non-Anglo children or adults as picture book protagonists has not increased to a substantial degree in recent years' and while ethnic characters are 'visible', the lack of centrality given to migrant groups and individuals continues the process of marginalization, tokenism and stereotyping which continues to dominate representations of non-Anglo experiences in Australian picture books (38).
[Review] Marty and Mei-Ling Halina Nowicka , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 39 no. 3 1995; (p. 22)

— Review of Marty and Mei-Ling Phil Cummings , 1995 single work picture book
Great to Look At Linnet Hunter , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 172 1995; (p. 63)

— Review of Marty and Mei-Ling Phil Cummings , 1995 single work picture book ; The Race Christobel Mattingley , 1994 single work picture book ; A Donkey Did It! Merril Haeusler , 1994 single work picture book
At Last I've some time to curl up with a good book!' Lee Finkelstein , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: PETA News , November no. 4 1995;

— Review of Marty and Mei-Ling Phil Cummings , 1995 single work picture book
Perfect to Read Aloud Frances Kelly , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 May 1995; (p. 8)

— Review of Marty and Mei-Ling Phil Cummings , 1995 single work picture book
Perfect to Read Aloud Frances Kelly , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 May 1995; (p. 8)

— Review of Marty and Mei-Ling Phil Cummings , 1995 single work picture book
At Last I've some time to curl up with a good book!' Lee Finkelstein , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: PETA News , November no. 4 1995;

— Review of Marty and Mei-Ling Phil Cummings , 1995 single work picture book
Great to Look At Linnet Hunter , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 172 1995; (p. 63)

— Review of Marty and Mei-Ling Phil Cummings , 1995 single work picture book ; The Race Christobel Mattingley , 1994 single work picture book ; A Donkey Did It! Merril Haeusler , 1994 single work picture book
[Review] Marty and Mei-Ling Halina Nowicka , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 39 no. 3 1995; (p. 22)

— Review of Marty and Mei-Ling Phil Cummings , 1995 single work picture book
The New Fringe Dwellers : The Problem of Ethnicity in Recent Australian Children's Picture Books Jeri Kroll , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Old Neighbours, New Visions 1997; Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August vol. 9 no. 2 1999; (p. 31-39)
Kroll looks at several children's texts in an effort to investigate a number of questions pertinent to the issue of moving the representation of ethnic groups 'beyond the immigration experience in literature so that the ethnicity of non-Anglo characters is no longer the focus' (31). This includes clarifying the cultural norms against which such characters are pitted, investigating the significance of the landscape in defining nationality and finally, considering whether having more authors/illustrators of non-Anglo origin in the field would 'alter the representation of ethnic groups' (31). She concludes that 'the appearance of non-Anglo children or adults as picture book protagonists has not increased to a substantial degree in recent years' and while ethnic characters are 'visible', the lack of centrality given to migrant groups and individuals continues the process of marginalization, tokenism and stereotyping which continues to dominate representations of non-Anglo experiences in Australian picture books (38).
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