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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life)
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"When twelve-year-old Cedar loses her dog, it sets off a chain of events leading her to find a new friend, become an acrobat, and learn some bitter-sweet truths about family, community, and herself." (Source: OCLC)

Notes

  • Prequel to The Slightly Bruised Glory of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Can't Help Flying High and Falling in Deep).
  • Included in the 2003 White Ravens Catalogue compiled by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany. Special mention.

Affiliation Notes

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

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2002 .
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      Extent: 226p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 1865086231
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Arthur A. Levine Books ,
      2003 .
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      Extent: 233p.p.
      Edition info: 1st US edition
      ISBN: 043948622X, 0439486238
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Macmillan Children's Books ,
      2004 .
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      Extent: 220p.p.
      Edition info: First UK edition
      ISBN: 9780330415439, 0330415433
Alternative title: Het beetje ware verhaal van Cedar B. Hartley (die van plan was een ongewoon leven te leiden)
Language: Dutch
    • Amsterdam,
      c
      Netherlands,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Vassallucci ,
      2003 .
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      Extent: 228p.p.
      ISBN: 9789050006378, 905000637X

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

Know the Author/Illustrator : Martine Murray Tali Lavi , 2018 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 33 no. 1 2018; (p. 20-24)
Martine Murray is poised on the brink of her next adventure, much like many of the heroes who populate her books. She is in the process of readying her home so that she can sell it. She plans on moving to an undeveloped land nearby and starting p a community based on principles of permaculture. This revelation stirs up simultaneous delight in her adventurous spirit and a feeling of sadness for the incumbent loss. Entering the Castlemaine property, whose location has inspired several of her books, one is struck by its unconventional beauty and how it appears attuned to its natural state. This then is the world of Martine's books. (Introduction)
Ernie Tucker on Books Ernie Tucker , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 49 no. 2 2014; (p. 98-112)

— Review of Snigger James on Grey Mark Svendsen , 1999 single work novel ; Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn , 2002 single work novel ; The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life) Martine Murray , 2002 single work children's fiction
150 Years 150 Books 150 Words 600 Entries 10 Winners Lili Wilkinson , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , October no. 3 2004; (p. 8-12)
The aim of the Save This Book competition was to nominate a book from the last 150 years, from a list of 150 titles, and explain why (in 150 words) why it should be saved from a tidal wave. Winners' submissions are included.
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 2003 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 47 no. 3 2003; (p. 2-12)
Small Wonders Gail MacCallum , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 August vol. 121 no. 6387 2003; (p. 83)

— Review of Diary of a Wombat Jackie French , 2002 single work picture book ; The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life) Martine Murray , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Imagine Alison Lester , 1989 single work picture book
Untitled Stella Lees , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 46 no. 4 2002; (p. 35)

— Review of The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life) Martine Murray , 2002 single work children's fiction
Children's Book Council of Australia : Review of Short-Listed Books 2003 Wendy Michaels , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 23 no. 5 2003; (p. 6-17)

— Review of The Girl from the Sea James Aldridge , 2002 single work novel ; Painted Love Letters Catherine Bateson , 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Song of an Innocent Bystander Ian Bone , 2002 single work novel ; Walking Naked Alyssa Brugman , 2002 single work novel ; Njunjul the Sun Meme McDonald , Boori Pryor , 2002 single work novel ; The Messenger Markus Zusak , 2002 single work novel ; Where in the World Simon French , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Rain May and Captain Daniel Catherine Bateson , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Horrendo's Curse Anna Fienberg , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Tom Jones Saves the World Steven Herrick , 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life) Martine Murray , 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Barrumbi Kids Leonie Robin Norrington , 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Potato People Pamela Allen , 2001 single work picture book ; Guess the Baby Simon French , 2002 single work picture book ; Too Loud Lily Sofie Laguna , 2002 single work picture book ; A Year on Our Farm Penny Matthews , 2002 single work picture book ; Bear and Chook Lisa Shanahan , 2002 single work picture book ; Playmates Jane Tanner , 2002 single work picture book ; Old Tom's Holiday Leigh Hobbs , 2002 single work picture book ; Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child Bob Graham , 2002 single work picture book ; In Flanders Fields Norman Jorgensen , 2002 single work picture book ; Diary of a Wombat Jackie French , 2002 single work picture book ; Awesome! : Australian Art for Contemporary Kids Laura Murray Cree , 2002 single work information book ; The Mighty Murray John Nicholson , 2002 single work non-fiction ; Discover and Learn About Australian Forests and Woodlands Pat Slater , 2002 single work information book ; Iron in the Blood : Convicts and Commandants in Colonial Australia Alan R. Tucker , 2002 single work information book ; Black Snake : The Daring of Ned Kelly Carole Wilkinson , 2002 single work biography ; Endangered! Working to Save Animals at Risk Rick Wilkinson , 2002 single work information book
Small Wonders Gail MacCallum , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 August vol. 121 no. 6387 2003; (p. 83)

— Review of Diary of a Wombat Jackie French , 2002 single work picture book ; The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life) Martine Murray , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Imagine Alison Lester , 1989 single work picture book
CoverNotes Mike Shuttleworth , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 17 February 2002; (p. 11)

— Review of Tick Tock Jane Freeman , 2002 single work novel ; The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life) Martine Murray , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Always Unreliable : The Memoirs Clive James , 2001 selected work autobiography
Enlightening Lessons Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 240 2002; (p. 62-63)

— Review of Forbidden Anthony Hill , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Saving Saddler Street Ruth Starke , 2001 single work novel ; The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life) Martine Murray , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Tev Brendan Murray , 2002 single work novel
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 2003 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 47 no. 3 2003; (p. 2-12)
150 Years 150 Books 150 Words 600 Entries 10 Winners Lili Wilkinson , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , October no. 3 2004; (p. 8-12)
The aim of the Save This Book competition was to nominate a book from the last 150 years, from a list of 150 titles, and explain why (in 150 words) why it should be saved from a tidal wave. Winners' submissions are included.
The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley by Martine Murray Bill Wootton , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 10 no. 2 2002; (p. 32-33)
Know the Author/Illustrator : Martine Murray Tali Lavi , 2018 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 33 no. 1 2018; (p. 20-24)
Martine Murray is poised on the brink of her next adventure, much like many of the heroes who populate her books. She is in the process of readying her home so that she can sell it. She plans on moving to an undeveloped land nearby and starting p a community based on principles of permaculture. This revelation stirs up simultaneous delight in her adventurous spirit and a feeling of sadness for the incumbent loss. Entering the Castlemaine property, whose location has inspired several of her books, one is struck by its unconventional beauty and how it appears attuned to its natural state. This then is the world of Martine's books. (Introduction)
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