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Issue Details: First known date: 1987... 1987 McKenzie's Boots
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'To escape an unhappy situation at home, fourteen-year-old Rod McKenzie, six feet tall and still growing, enlists in the army during World War II claiming to be nineteen. During his campaign in New Guinea Rod is constantly under suspicion over his age. On one occasion he encounters a Japanese soldier who is out catching butterflies and later has a life-and-death struggle with a Japanese commander.' (Source: Open Library)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Robin.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording, large print.

Affiliation Notes

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

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Works about this Work

[Review] McKenzie's Boots H. M. Saxby , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 20 no. 2 2012; (p. 9-10)

— Review of McKenzie's Boots Michael Noonan , 1987 single work novel ; Surrender Sonya Hartnett , 2005 single work novel
A Sense of Compassion Jane Ponting , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 6 no. 2 1998; (p. 33)

— Review of McKenzie's Boots Michael Noonan , 1987 single work novel
Attitudes to War in Australian Children's Literature Anne M. O'Sullivan , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , April vol. 5 no. 1 1994; (p. 34-48)
O'Sullivan seeks to 'identify attitudes to war in Australian children's literature' in the period 1914-1994, noting in particular the movement from identification with Britain and the Empire in the early decades of this period to an affinity with Asia and the Pacific in the latter decades (34). The discussion begins with a literature review of Australian and overseas critical research in this field and then surveys a large number of (mainly Australian) novels with war as the central/pivotal theme. O'Sullivan concludes that there has been a change in attitudes to war in Australian children's literature, whereby 'once Australia was part of the British Empire and prepared to fight for that anywhere in the world, now multicultural Australia takes a broader view and sees herself as part of a global family' (47).
American Literary Association Best Books 1988 1989 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 33 no. 2 1989; (p. 4)
Foreword : Million-Dollar Myer Magic Elizabeth Swanson , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 7-8 October 1989; (p. 8)
[Review] McKenzie's Boots Hugo McCann , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 2 no. 5 1987; (p. 25)

— Review of McKenzie's Boots Michael Noonan , 1987 single work novel
[Review] McKenzie's Boots H. M. Saxby , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 20 no. 2 2012; (p. 9-10)

— Review of McKenzie's Boots Michael Noonan , 1987 single work novel ; Surrender Sonya Hartnett , 2005 single work novel
A Youngster in an Adult Jungle Bob Hunter , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 18 July 1987;

— Review of McKenzie's Boots Michael Noonan , 1987 single work novel
Finding Fellows Among the 'Monsters' Veronica Sen , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 August 1987; (p. 10)

— Review of McKenzie's Boots Michael Noonan , 1987 single work novel
Striding Into War Andrew Stokes , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 July 1987; (p. 14)

— Review of McKenzie's Boots Michael Noonan , 1987 single work novel
Foreword : Million-Dollar Myer Magic Elizabeth Swanson , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 7-8 October 1989; (p. 8)
Attitudes to War in Australian Children's Literature Anne M. O'Sullivan , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , April vol. 5 no. 1 1994; (p. 34-48)
O'Sullivan seeks to 'identify attitudes to war in Australian children's literature' in the period 1914-1994, noting in particular the movement from identification with Britain and the Empire in the early decades of this period to an affinity with Asia and the Pacific in the latter decades (34). The discussion begins with a literature review of Australian and overseas critical research in this field and then surveys a large number of (mainly Australian) novels with war as the central/pivotal theme. O'Sullivan concludes that there has been a change in attitudes to war in Australian children's literature, whereby 'once Australia was part of the British Empire and prepared to fight for that anywhere in the world, now multicultural Australia takes a broader view and sees herself as part of a global family' (47).
American Literary Association Best Books 1988 1989 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 33 no. 2 1989; (p. 4)
Last amended 13 Sep 2011 14:41:22
Settings:
  • c
    Papua New Guinea,
    c
    Pacific Region,
  • Ultimo, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • 1939-1945
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