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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Old Magic
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"Omar's grandfather, his kakek, remembers what it was like in the old country. Omar listens to his kakek and he shows his grandfather that he remembers the old country too." (Source: QBD)

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Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it contains Indonesian cultural references.

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Works about this Work

Schemas and Scripts : Cognitive Instruments and the Representation of Cultural Diversity in Children's Literature John Stephens , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Contemporary Children's Literature and Film 2011; (p. 12-35)
Stephens discusses the use of script and schema as strategies for the representation of cultural diversity in Australian children's literature.
Flights of Fantasy? or, Space-Time Compression in Asian-Australian Picture Books Trish Lunt , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 18 no. 2 2008; (p. 65-70)
Lunt looks at how 'diasporic experiences are negotiated across time and space' (65) in the picture books A Year of Pink Pieces and Old Magic. The analysis looks specifically at 'the ways in which hybridsed space operates as a function of power and subjectivity central to the project of mediating narratives about Asian-Australian diasporic cultures' (65). As a method for interpreting the 'negotiations of space, place and identity in the global passage of peoples and cultures' (69), Lunt takes into consideration the positionings, flows and folds of personal connections made in both texts by focusing on the images of kites and streamers as 'fluid hyphens' that 'make connections between worlds conceived otherwise as separate and distinct' (69). She argues that both texts 'navigate the arbitrary stasis of cultural boundaries' and make it possible 'to conceive the ways in which disaporic connections transcend space and time' through the akcnowledgement of 'multiple registers and negotiations (renegotiations) of space, place, identity and power relations' (69-70).
Cross-Generational Negotiations : Asian-Australian Picture Books Clare Bradford , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 17 no. 2 2007; (p. 36-42)

Clare Bradford discusses a number of picture books and a junior novel in which the narratives are structured around interactions between Asian-Australian children and their grandparents; Grandpa and Ah Gong (Xiangyi Mo and Morag Loh, 1995), Old Magic (Alan Baillie, 1996), Grandpa's Mask (Di Wu and Jing Jing Guo, 2001), What a Mess Fang Fang! (Sally Rippin, 1998). She proposes that these texts provide an opportunity to introduce 'ideas around change, continuity and cultural meanings' to young readers through their specific focus on 'the everyday experiences of growing up in a multicultural society' (36). As children's texts 'habitually hinge upon narratives of growth and development' (36) Bradford points out that crosscultural and cross-generational relations between grandparents and their grandchildren are often informed by 'different experiences and perspective that are negotiated through external objects, artefacts and markings' (37). There is an emphasis on 'making' in the texts, that Bradford reads, in terms of multicultural discourse, as suggestive of Stevenson's notion that cultural citizens 'construct themselves...by learning to move within multiple and diverse communities' (41). Bradford's analysis points to the 'limitations of the picture book form' in 'representing the social and cultural complexities of diasporic experience' (41); however, she also sees these texts as speaking to children's literature more generally through 'a surplus of meaning, an excess of signification that seeks to provide pleasure while socializing young citizens' (41).

[Review] DragonQuest [and] Old Magic Joan Zahnleiter , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 41 no. 1 1997; (p. 12)

— Review of DragonQuest Allan Baillie , 1996 single work picture book ; Old Magic Allan Baillie , 1996 single work picture book
Tropical/Topical Picture Books Linnet Hunter , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February-March no. 188 1997; (p. 54-55)

— Review of Home of the Kadimakara People Percy Trezise , 1996 single work picture book ; Betty and Bala and the Proper Big Pumpkin Lorraine Berolah , LilyJane Collins , Noel Cristaudo , 1996 single work picture book ; Old Magic Allan Baillie , 1996 single work picture book
[Review] DragonQuest [and] Old Magic Joan Zahnleiter , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 41 no. 1 1997; (p. 12)

— Review of DragonQuest Allan Baillie , 1996 single work picture book ; Old Magic Allan Baillie , 1996 single work picture book
[Review] Old Magic Anne Hanzl , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 11 no. 5 1996; (p. 29)

— Review of Old Magic Allan Baillie , 1996 single work picture book
Tropical/Topical Picture Books Linnet Hunter , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February-March no. 188 1997; (p. 54-55)

— Review of Home of the Kadimakara People Percy Trezise , 1996 single work picture book ; Betty and Bala and the Proper Big Pumpkin Lorraine Berolah , LilyJane Collins , Noel Cristaudo , 1996 single work picture book ; Old Magic Allan Baillie , 1996 single work picture book
Cross-Generational Negotiations : Asian-Australian Picture Books Clare Bradford , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 17 no. 2 2007; (p. 36-42)

Clare Bradford discusses a number of picture books and a junior novel in which the narratives are structured around interactions between Asian-Australian children and their grandparents; Grandpa and Ah Gong (Xiangyi Mo and Morag Loh, 1995), Old Magic (Alan Baillie, 1996), Grandpa's Mask (Di Wu and Jing Jing Guo, 2001), What a Mess Fang Fang! (Sally Rippin, 1998). She proposes that these texts provide an opportunity to introduce 'ideas around change, continuity and cultural meanings' to young readers through their specific focus on 'the everyday experiences of growing up in a multicultural society' (36). As children's texts 'habitually hinge upon narratives of growth and development' (36) Bradford points out that crosscultural and cross-generational relations between grandparents and their grandchildren are often informed by 'different experiences and perspective that are negotiated through external objects, artefacts and markings' (37). There is an emphasis on 'making' in the texts, that Bradford reads, in terms of multicultural discourse, as suggestive of Stevenson's notion that cultural citizens 'construct themselves...by learning to move within multiple and diverse communities' (41). Bradford's analysis points to the 'limitations of the picture book form' in 'representing the social and cultural complexities of diasporic experience' (41); however, she also sees these texts as speaking to children's literature more generally through 'a surplus of meaning, an excess of signification that seeks to provide pleasure while socializing young citizens' (41).

Flights of Fantasy? or, Space-Time Compression in Asian-Australian Picture Books Trish Lunt , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 18 no. 2 2008; (p. 65-70)
Lunt looks at how 'diasporic experiences are negotiated across time and space' (65) in the picture books A Year of Pink Pieces and Old Magic. The analysis looks specifically at 'the ways in which hybridsed space operates as a function of power and subjectivity central to the project of mediating narratives about Asian-Australian diasporic cultures' (65). As a method for interpreting the 'negotiations of space, place and identity in the global passage of peoples and cultures' (69), Lunt takes into consideration the positionings, flows and folds of personal connections made in both texts by focusing on the images of kites and streamers as 'fluid hyphens' that 'make connections between worlds conceived otherwise as separate and distinct' (69). She argues that both texts 'navigate the arbitrary stasis of cultural boundaries' and make it possible 'to conceive the ways in which disaporic connections transcend space and time' through the akcnowledgement of 'multiple registers and negotiations (renegotiations) of space, place, identity and power relations' (69-70).
Schemas and Scripts : Cognitive Instruments and the Representation of Cultural Diversity in Children's Literature John Stephens , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Contemporary Children's Literature and Film 2011; (p. 12-35)
Stephens discusses the use of script and schema as strategies for the representation of cultural diversity in Australian children's literature.
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