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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Saving Francesca
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Sixteen-year-old Francesca could use her outspoken mother's help with the problems of being one of a handful of girls at a parochial school that has just turned co-ed, but her mother has suddenly become severely depressed' (Source: NLA).

Notes

  • Dedication: For Luca and the St Mary's Cathedral College boys ... and for the girls there too ...

Affiliation Notes

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

  • Writing Disability in Australia

    Type of disability Depression.
    Type of character Secondary.
    Point of view First person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2003 .
      Extent: 241p.
      ISBN: 0670040452
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Knopf ,
      2004 .
      image of person or book cover 4330993154000577544.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 243p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      ISBN: 0375929827 (library binding), 0375829822 (trade)
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Puffin ,
      2004 .
      Extent: 241p.
      ISBN: 014131799X (pbk.)
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2006 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of Penguin.
      Extent: 243p.
      ISBN: 0143000977
Alternative title: Salvando a Francesca
Language: Spanish

Other Formats

  • Also large print and sound recording.

Works about this Work

Creating Your Own Distinctive Writing Voice Christine Bongers , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , February no. 192 2010; (p. 10-11)
Know the Author : Melina Marchetta Kerry White , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 23 no. 5 2008; (p. 4-6)

The article details Marchetta's approach to writing through a discussion of Finnikin of the Rock (2008), which she describes as 'a different type of book' than Alibrandi and Jellicoe Road. A fantasy quest that involves '...a coming together of disparate settings, memories and concerns' (5), Marchetta claims the book is fundamentally about '...loss of homeland, loss of language and...loss of identity' (6).

The article includes some facts about the author and a plot outline of Finnikin, which describes the narrative as 'long and twisting ... with characters whose actions can't always be anticipated (6).

Multicultural Stepping Stones Jodie Minus , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , October vol. 1 no. 2 2006; (p. 10)
Jodie Minus looks at the trajectory of Melina Marchetta's career from 'multicultural' to mainstream writer. Minus expresses the hope that Randa Abdel-Fattah will travel a similar path. 'We should look forward to the day', says Minus, 'when Abdel-Fattah no longer writes only about the problems facing Muslims, but about issues faced by all sorts of Australians'.
Heart on a String Eleanor Thomas , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Limelight , June 2004; (p. 47)

— Review of Saving Francesca Melina Marchetta , 2003 single work novel
The Realistic Turn : Trends in Recent Australian Young Adult Fiction Wendy Michaels , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , May vol. 14 no. 1 2004; (p. 49-59)
Michaels briefly describes the trends in Australian young adult literature during the 1980s and 1990s, focusing in particular on the works of John Marsden. She then examines five current young adult works in order to discuss current trends in the genre.
Looking for Alibrandi's Author? She's Back Emma Chalmers , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 April 2003; (p. 20)

— Review of Saving Francesca Melina Marchetta , 2003 single work novel
Next Chapter Ben Groundwater , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 9 - 15 April no. 438 2003; (p. 28)

— Review of Saving Francesca Melina Marchetta , 2003 single work novel
Two Early Favourites Katharine England , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 April 2003; (p. 9)

— Review of Saving Francesca Melina Marchetta , 2003 single work novel ; Nips Go National Ruth Starke , 2003 single work children's fiction
More of the Same, and That's Not a Complaint Thuy On , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 13 April 2003; (p. 9)

— Review of Saving Francesca Melina Marchetta , 2003 single work novel
Angst-Ridden Teen Should Act Her Age Sacha Molitorisz , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 April 2003; (p. 20)

— Review of Saving Francesca Melina Marchetta , 2003 single work novel
Cover Book Review: Saving Francesca Anne Hanzl , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 18 no. 1 2003; (p. 24)
Looking Forward to Francesca Jenna Price , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 March 2003; (p. 5a)
The Girl Most Unlikely To... Keith Austin , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 April 2003; (p. 4-5)
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta Judith Ridge , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 11 no. 2 2003; (p. 16-17)
Looking for a New Brand of Success Jodie Minus , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 August 2004; (p. 7)
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