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Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 My Dog
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Alija's only companion is his dog, but his optimism and courage in the face of adversity and loneliness is touching and inspiring. This extraordinary book deals with the tragedy of Bosnia and the reality of ethnic cleansing and civil war for civilians.

Notes

  • Braille edition available.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has been translated into Japanese.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: ぼくの犬
Transliterated title: Boku no inu
Language: Japanese
    • Tokyo, Honshu,
      c
      Japan,
      c
      East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      Nihon Tosho Sentā ,
      2005 .
      Extent: 1 v.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 4820598430, 9784820598435

Works about this Work

What Are We Feeding Our Children When We Read Them a Book? Depictions of Mothers and Food in Contemporary Australian Picture Books Laurel Cohn , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mothers and Food : Negotiating Foodways from Maternal Perspectives 2016; (p. 232-244)

'This chapter explores how Australian writers and illustrators in the twenty-first century depict the act of mothering in picture books for young children in relation to cooking and serving food. It draws on the idea that children’s texts can be understood as sites of cultural production and reproduction, with social conventions and ideologies embedded in their narrative representations. The analysis is based on a survey of 124 books that were shortlisted for, or won, Children’s Book Council of Australia awards between 2001 and 2013. Of the eighty-seven titles that contain food and have human or anthropomorphised characters, twenty-six (30 percent) contain textual or illustrative references to maternal figures involved in food preparation or provision. Examination of this data set reveals that there is a strong correlation between non-Anglo-Australian maternal figures and home-cooked meals, and a clear link between Anglo-Australian mothers and sugar-rich snacks. The relative paucity of depictions of ethnically unmarked mothers offering more nutritious foods is notable given the cultural expectations of mothers as caretakers of their children’s well-being. At the same time, the linking of non-Anglo-Australian mothers with home-cooked meals can be seen as a means of signifying a cultural authenticity, a closeness to the earth that is differentiated from the normalised Australian culture represented in picture books. This suggests an unintended alignment of mothers preparing and serving meals with “otherness,” which creates a distancing effect between meals that may generally be considered nutritious and the normalised self. I contend there are unexamined, and perhaps unexpected, cultural assumptions about ethnicity, motherhood, and food embedded in contemporary Australian picture books. These have the potential to inscribe a system of beliefs about gender, cultural identity, and food that contributes to readers’ understanding of the world and themselves.'

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CIT Student Exhibition 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 34 2012; (p. 17-19)
This column discusses the CIT student exhibition 'From Pencil to Published', Reid, Australian Capital Territory, 6 - 26 June 2012.
John Heffernan Interview Anastasia Gonis (interviewer), 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 15 November no. 72 2009; (p. 15-23)
John Heffernan, farmer, writer and poet reveals to Anastasia Gonis, how his writing life began and where it has led him.
Know the Author : John Heffernan Margy Heuschele , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 19 no. 1 2004; (p. 16-18)
At Home in Australia : The Changing Scene Continued... H. M. Saxby , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 47 no. 4 2003; (p. 8-13)
The author examines how the themes, genre and settings have changed in Australian children's literature throughout the second half of the 20th century and into the 21st century by examining works written in this period.
Untitled Sandi Toose , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 15 no. 3 2001; (p. 27-28)

— Review of My Dog John Heffernan , 2000 single work picture book
Top Tales for the Young Leanne Younes , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 March 2001; (p. 19)

— Review of Butterflies Fly Yvonne Winer , 2000 single work picture book ; My Dog John Heffernan , 2000 single work picture book ; The Kangaroo Who Couldn't Hop Robert Cox , 2001 single work picture book ; The Dredgersaurus Kim Scott , 2001 single work picture book
Little Hands Make Light Readers Meg Sorensen , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 April 2001; (p. 4)

— Review of My Dog John Heffernan , 2000 single work picture book ; Prue Theroux : The Cool Librarian Gillian Rubinstein , 2000 single work picture book
Untitled 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 20 no. 3 2001; (p. 44)

— Review of My Dog John Heffernan , 2000 single work picture book
Untitled Alison Gregg , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 16 no. 2 2001; (p. 31)

— Review of My Dog John Heffernan , 2000 single work picture book
Andrew McLean John Cohen , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 45 no. 2 2001; (p. 4)
The Children's Book Council of Australia : Annual Awards 2002 2002 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 46 no. 3 2002; (p. 2-13)
CBC Acceptance Speeches : John Heffernan John Heffernan , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 46 no. 4 2002; (p. 4-5)
CBC Acceptance Speeches : Andrew McLean Andrew McLean , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 46 no. 4 2002; (p. 5)
War and Dispossession in Children's Books Robin Morrow , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 23 no. 3 2003; (p. 6-8)
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