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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 The Glass Mountain
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'Ossie is an outcast. Traveling with his late father's bike gang, his head is full of his father's death and his mother's abandonment. Ossie's life goes from bad to worse. He crashes his bike, is reviled by his gang, and spends months in recovery. Then he meets Essie Ellis, a manipulative little old lady with a passion for living. Their relationship takes Ossie on a physical and emotional journey where he learns, through Essie's experience of life, what it means to love and be loved. Ossie learns about life from her - about words, ideas and books - with poignant reference to The Wind in the Willows deftly woven through the novel. Essie tells him the legend of the Glass Mountain and together they take a journey that will end in a trial and a conviction, but also in a life redeemed.'

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Notes

  • Dedication: For Tim and Carena and Annie and Michael.
  • Epigraph: 'And there was a great silence in the House of Judgement. And the soul of the man stood naked before God. And God opened the book of the man's life and said, 'Surely thou hast been evil. Since thou hast done all these things, even in to hell will I send thee.' And the man cried out, ' Thou canst not send me into hell.' And God said, 'Wherefore can I not send thee into hell?' And the man answered. ' Because in hell I have always lived.' And there was a great silence in the House of Judgementt. And God said to the man, 'Seeing that I may not send thee into hell, even into heaven will I send thee.' And the man said, 'Thou cast not send me into heaven?' And God said, ' Wherefore can I not send thee into heaven?' And the man said, ' Because I have never been able to imagine it.' And there was a great silence in the House of Judgement. - Traditional Irish folk Tale.

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Works about this Work

Ernie Tucker on Books Ernie Tucker , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: English in Australia , Winter no. 140 2004; (p. 58-68)
Untitled Jo Goodman , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 47 no. 3 2003; (p. 45)

— Review of The Glass Mountain Celeste Walters , 2003 single work novel
Untitled Alison Lawrence , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 17 no. 2 2003; (p. 49)

— Review of The Glass Mountain Celeste Walters , 2003 single work novel
Book Reviews Peter Williams , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 June 2003; (p. 4)

— Review of The Glass Mountain Celeste Walters , 2003 single work novel
Connecting Age and Youth Margaret Robson Kett , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 11 no. 2 2003; (p. 34)
Untitled Dianne Dempsey , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 April 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of The Glass Mountain Celeste Walters , 2003 single work novel
Young Adult Fiction Katharine England , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 May 2003; (p. 11)

— Review of Burning Eddy Scot Gardner , 2003 single work novel ; The Glass Mountain Celeste Walters , 2003 single work novel ; Too Flash Melissa Lucashenko , 2002 single work novel ; Sky Legs Irini Savvides , 2003 single work novel
Untitled Moira Robinson , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 18 no. 2 2003; (p. 43)

— Review of The Glass Mountain Celeste Walters , 2003 single work novel
Feeling Unsafe Susan Mayor Cox , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 252 2003; (p. 62-63)

— Review of Saving Francesca Melina Marchetta , 2003 single work novel ; The Black House Jackie French , 2003 single work children's fiction ; Surviving Aunt Marsha Sofie Laguna , 2003 single work children's fiction ; The Glass Mountain Celeste Walters , 2003 single work novel ; Nips Go National Ruth Starke , 2003 single work children's fiction
Book Reviews Peter Williams , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 June 2003; (p. 4)

— Review of The Glass Mountain Celeste Walters , 2003 single work novel
Scaling the Glass Mountain Celeste Walters , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 11 no. 2 2003; (p. 4-5)
Connecting Age and Youth Margaret Robson Kett , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 11 no. 2 2003; (p. 34)
Ernie Tucker on Books Ernie Tucker , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: English in Australia , Winter no. 140 2004; (p. 58-68)
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