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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Forest
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'The forest is earth and leaves, sun and shade, feather and blood and bone. It is the old way, the true way, the wild way to live. But, for Kian, wilderness is not home.

'Kian, a five-year-old cat, is dumped in the forest along with two kitten siblings, Jem and Cally. Kian wants nothing more than to find his home, but first they have to run the gamut of the wild.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Greg, who loves cats.
  • Epigraph: 'Cats, no less liquid than their shadows, Offer no angles to the wind.' - A. S. Tessimond.
  • Also available in sound recording format.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2001 .
      Extent: 216p.
      ISBN: 0670899208
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2004 .
      Extent: 216p.
      ISBN: 0143300164
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2016 .
      image of person or book cover 8951127408249416841.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 228p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 27 June 2016
      ISBN: 9780143573975

Works about this Work

Fear, Voice, and the Environment in Sonya Hartnett's Forest and The Midnight Zoo Lesley Hawkes , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations Into Children's Literature , vol. 21 no. 1 2011; (p. 67-76)
'Subtle is not a word that is normally associated with Sonya Hartnett's style. Rather, she is known for her stark, bold approach. However, when it comes to the Australian environment, Hartnett is indeed subtle in her approach. Hartnett has set in play a new, almost posthumanist style of writing about the nonhuman. The Australian landscape and environment has always figured prominently in Australian literature for both adults and children but Hartnett has taken this writing in a totally different direction. This article looks at two of Hartnett's novels, Forest and The Midnight Zoo, and examines how Hartnett offers new and exciting avenues of thought regarding the place of humans in that environment.' (Author's abstract)
Books for Younger Readers Jane Fynes-Clinton , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 October 2004; (p. 9)

— Review of Forest Sonya Hartnett , 2001 single work novel
Shorts: Children's Books Christopher Bantick , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 September 2004; (p. 20)

— Review of The Mighty Bunyips Paul Harvey , 2004 single work picture book ; By the River Steven Herrick , 2004 single work novel ; Our School Fete Louise Pfanner , 2004 single work picture book ; Forest Sonya Hartnett , 2001 single work novel ; Lizzie Nonsense Jan Ormerod , 2004 single work picture book ; A Roomful of Magic John Marsden , 2004 single work children's fiction
CBC Acceptance Speeches : Sonya Hartnett Sonya Hartnett , 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. 6)
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)
Untitled Margot Nelmes , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 45 no. 4 2001; (p. 27)

— Review of Forest Sonya Hartnett , 2001 single work novel
Shorts: Children's Books Christopher Bantick , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 September 2004; (p. 20)

— Review of The Mighty Bunyips Paul Harvey , 2004 single work picture book ; By the River Steven Herrick , 2004 single work novel ; Our School Fete Louise Pfanner , 2004 single work picture book ; Forest Sonya Hartnett , 2001 single work novel ; Lizzie Nonsense Jan Ormerod , 2004 single work picture book ; A Roomful of Magic John Marsden , 2004 single work children's fiction
Books for Younger Readers Jane Fynes-Clinton , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 October 2004; (p. 9)

— Review of Forest Sonya Hartnett , 2001 single work novel
Cats in the Cradle of the Forest Dianne Dempsey , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 26 August 2001; (p. 11)

— Review of Forest Sonya Hartnett , 2001 single work novel
In Short Debra Adelaide , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 October 2001; (p. 15)

— Review of Swimming with the Jellyfish Vicki Hastrich , 2001 single work novel ; ; Forest Sonya Hartnett , 2001 single work novel ; There'll Be New Dreams Philip McLaren , 2001 single work novel ; ; The Seven Rivers Douglas Stewart , 1966 selected work prose autobiography
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 : Sonya Hartnett Sonya Hartnett , 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. 6)
Fear, Voice, and the Environment in Sonya Hartnett's Forest and The Midnight Zoo Lesley Hawkes , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations Into Children's Literature , vol. 21 no. 1 2011; (p. 67-76)
'Subtle is not a word that is normally associated with Sonya Hartnett's style. Rather, she is known for her stark, bold approach. However, when it comes to the Australian environment, Hartnett is indeed subtle in her approach. Hartnett has set in play a new, almost posthumanist style of writing about the nonhuman. The Australian landscape and environment has always figured prominently in Australian literature for both adults and children but Hartnett has taken this writing in a totally different direction. This article looks at two of Hartnett's novels, Forest and The Midnight Zoo, and examines how Hartnett offers new and exciting avenues of thought regarding the place of humans in that environment.' (Author's abstract)
Forest by Sonya Hartnett Moira Robinson , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 9 no. 3 2001; (p. 33)
Not the Usual Suspects Sonya Hartnett , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 9 no. 4 2001; (p. 3-4)
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