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Every month of the year there are jobs to do on a small Australian farm. Fruit ripens, lambs are born, hay is harvested. A Year on Our Farm shows the passing of the seasons through the eyes of the children for whom the farm and all its animals is home. (Source: back cover)

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Norwood, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Scholastic Australia , 2002 .
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      Reprinted: 2003 , 2014
      ISBN: 1862914923 (pbk), 1862914419

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.'

Source: Abstract.

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)
CBCA Acceptance Speeches : Andrew McLean Andrew McLean , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 47 no. 4 2003; (p. 3-4)
CBCA Acceptance Speeches : Penny Matthews Penny Matthews , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 47 no. 4 2003; (p. 3)
But What Do the Real Experts Say? Gianni Austin , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 August 2003; (p. 10)

— Review of A Year on Our Farm Penny Matthews , 2002 single work picture book
Untitled Clare Way , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 46 no. 2 2002; (p. 14)

— Review of A Year on Our Farm Penny Matthews , 2002 single work picture book
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)

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Prize Pick Heidi Maier , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 July 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of The Potato People Pamela Allen , 2001 single work picture book ; A Year on Our Farm Penny Matthews , 2002 single work picture book ; Diary of a Wombat Jackie French , 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
Heidi Maier surveys the nominations for the Best Picture Book category of the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards and gives her judgement on which book deserves to win the 2003 award.
But What Do the Real Experts Say? Gianni Austin , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 August 2003; (p. 10)

— Review of A Year on Our Farm Penny Matthews , 2002 single work picture book
Picture Books Katharine England , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 April 2002; (p. 21)

— Review of The Magic Hat Mem Fox , 2002 single work picture book ; The Potato People Pamela Allen , 2001 single work picture book ; A Year on Our Farm Penny Matthews , 2002 single work picture book
CBCA Acceptance Speeches : Penny Matthews Penny Matthews , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 47 no. 4 2003; (p. 3)
CBCA Acceptance Speeches : Andrew McLean Andrew McLean , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 47 no. 4 2003; (p. 3-4)
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)
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.'

Source: Abstract.

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