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As ever growing numbers of animals visit a watering hole, introducing the numbers from one to ten, the water dwindles...

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Notes

  • Included in the 2002 White Ravens Catalogue compiled by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany. Special mention; easily understandable.
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Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has Chinese and Korean translations.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2001 .
      Extent: 30p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0670910627
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 2003 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of Penguin.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0140567534
Alternative title: 물웅덩이
Transliterated title: Mul ungdŏngi
Language: Korean
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      South Korea,
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      Korea, East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      K'indŏ Laendŭ ,
      2007 .
      Extent: 1 v.p.
      ISBN: 9788956182063 895618206X

Works about this Work

e-Words Simon Groth , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 - 15 April 2012; (p. 21)
The Courier-Mail Little Big Book Club Fiona Purdon , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 - 17 July 2011; (p. 24)
A Creative Thirst for Life in the Wild Frances Atkinson , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 4 June 2011; (p. 11)
y separately published work icon Reading The Environment : Narrative Constructions Of Ecological Subjectivities In Australian Children's Literature Geraldine Massey , Kelvin Grove : 2009 Z1792849 2009 single work thesis Ways in which humans engage with the environment have always provided a rich source of material for writers and illustrators of Australian children's literature. Currently, readers are confronted with a multiplicity of complex, competing and/or complementing networks of ideas, theories and emotions that provide narratives about human engagement with the environment at a particular historical moment. This study examines how a representative sample of Australian texts (19 picture books and 4 novels for children and young adults published between 1995 and 2006) constructs fictional ecological subjects in the texts, and offers readers ecological subject positions inscribed with contemporary environmental ideologies. The conceptual framework developed in this study identifies three ideologically grounded positions that humans may assume when engaging with the environment. None of these positions clearly exists independently of any other, nor are they internally homogeneous. Nevertheless they can be categorised as: (i) human dominion over the environment with little regard for environmental degradation (unrestrained anthropocentrism); (ii) human consideration for the environment driven by understandings that humans need the environment to survive (restrained anthropocentrism); and (iii) human deference towards the environment guided by understandings that humans are no more important than the environment (ecocentrism). iv The transdisciplinary methodological approach to textual analysis used in this thesis draws on ecocriticism, narrative theories, visual semiotics, ecofeminism and postcolonialism to discuss the difficulties and contradictions in the construction of the positions offered. Each chapter of textual analysis focuses on the construction of subjectivities in relation to one of the positions identified in the conceptual framework. According to the analysis undertaken, the focus texts convey the subtleties and complexities of human engagement with the environment and advocate ways of viewing and responding to contemporary unease about the environment. The study concludes that these ways of viewing and responding conform to and/or challenge dominant socio-cultural and political-economic opinions regarding the environment. This study, the first extended work of its kind, makes an original contribution to ecocritical study of Australian children's literature. By undertaking a comprehensive analysis of how texts for children represent human engagement with the environment at a time when important environmental concerns pose significant threats to human existence, Massey contributes new knowledge to an area of children's literature research that to date has been significantly under-represented.
The Waterhole Opens at the National Museum of Australia David C. Murphy , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time , February vol. 50 no. 1 2006; (p. 5)
[Review] The Waterhole Sue Clancy , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 46 no. 1 2002; (p. 10)

— Review of The Waterhole Graeme Base , 2001 single work picture book
Covernotes Lucy Sussex , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 4 November 2001; (p. 11)

— Review of The Waterhole Graeme Base , 2001 single work picture book
When a Child Meets a Picture Book Jody Fickes Shapiro , 2001-2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 237 2001-2002; (p. 76-77)

— Review of The Waterhole Graeme Base , 2001 single work picture book ; Zara's Zoo Irena Sibley , 2001 single work picture book ; Muddled-Up Farm Mike Dumbleton , 2001 single work picture book ; Cowboy Pirate Bruce Whatley , 2001 single work picture book ; The Long Way Home Emily Rodda , 2001 single work picture book
Children's Books Katharine England , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 22 December 2001; (p. 17)

— Review of The Waterhole Graeme Base , 2001 single work picture book
[Review] The Waterhole Hilary Adams , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 22 no. 1 2002; (p. 45)

— Review of The Waterhole Graeme Base , 2001 single work picture book
The Waterhole Opens at the National Museum of Australia David C. Murphy , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time , February vol. 50 no. 1 2006; (p. 5)
A Creative Thirst for Life in the Wild Frances Atkinson , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 4 June 2011; (p. 11)
The Courier-Mail Little Big Book Club Fiona Purdon , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 - 17 July 2011; (p. 24)
y separately published work icon Reading The Environment : Narrative Constructions Of Ecological Subjectivities In Australian Children's Literature Geraldine Massey , Kelvin Grove : 2009 Z1792849 2009 single work thesis Ways in which humans engage with the environment have always provided a rich source of material for writers and illustrators of Australian children's literature. Currently, readers are confronted with a multiplicity of complex, competing and/or complementing networks of ideas, theories and emotions that provide narratives about human engagement with the environment at a particular historical moment. This study examines how a representative sample of Australian texts (19 picture books and 4 novels for children and young adults published between 1995 and 2006) constructs fictional ecological subjects in the texts, and offers readers ecological subject positions inscribed with contemporary environmental ideologies. The conceptual framework developed in this study identifies three ideologically grounded positions that humans may assume when engaging with the environment. None of these positions clearly exists independently of any other, nor are they internally homogeneous. Nevertheless they can be categorised as: (i) human dominion over the environment with little regard for environmental degradation (unrestrained anthropocentrism); (ii) human consideration for the environment driven by understandings that humans need the environment to survive (restrained anthropocentrism); and (iii) human deference towards the environment guided by understandings that humans are no more important than the environment (ecocentrism). iv The transdisciplinary methodological approach to textual analysis used in this thesis draws on ecocriticism, narrative theories, visual semiotics, ecofeminism and postcolonialism to discuss the difficulties and contradictions in the construction of the positions offered. Each chapter of textual analysis focuses on the construction of subjectivities in relation to one of the positions identified in the conceptual framework. According to the analysis undertaken, the focus texts convey the subtleties and complexities of human engagement with the environment and advocate ways of viewing and responding to contemporary unease about the environment. The study concludes that these ways of viewing and responding conform to and/or challenge dominant socio-cultural and political-economic opinions regarding the environment. This study, the first extended work of its kind, makes an original contribution to ecocritical study of Australian children's literature. By undertaking a comprehensive analysis of how texts for children represent human engagement with the environment at a time when important environmental concerns pose significant threats to human existence, Massey contributes new knowledge to an area of children's literature research that to date has been significantly under-represented.
e-Words Simon Groth , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 - 15 April 2012; (p. 21)
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