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'Croc Bait is the only Solo fiction story to be placed in a recognisably Australian setting, Black Bull Yard, a well-known fishing spot on the Daly River. Sean loves camping and fishing with his extended family, including his two uncles, Uncle Spook and Uncle Whistler. He'd love to go night fishing and croc hunting with the grown-ups, but is always told that he's too small. Early one morning he takes things into his own hands and sneaks out of the tent and down the river to check the fishing lines. A line tied to a big old fallen tree is moving round and round in the water. It's a fish! Excited, Sean walks out along the tree to pull it in. But unknown to him, he's being watched too, by a cold, sleepy crocodile. Luckily Uncle Spook comes to Sean's rescue with his spear-gun, and the two make a pact not to tell Mum and Dad. Sean finally has a nickname, just like Uncle Whistler and Uncle Spook. It's 'Croc Bait'. But only Sean and Uncle Spook know the story behind it!' (Publication summary)

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    • Norwood, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 2003 .
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      Extent: 51p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9781862915138
      Series: Solos Southwood (publisher), Omnibus Books (publisher), 1997-2004 series - publisher children's fiction children's

Works about this Work

Out Back Adventures Kevin Steinberger , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 22 no. 5 2007; (p. 8-10)

— Review of Croc on the Loose Grace MacDonald Baldwin , 2004 single work children's fiction ; The Giant Scrub Python Grace MacDonald Baldwin , 2003 single work children's fiction ; Cross Currents Mrs Patchett Martin , 1899 single work short story ; Bushfire Rescue Justin D'Ath , 2005 single work children's fiction ; Crocodile Attack! Justin D'Ath , 2005 single work children's fiction ; Scorpion Sting Justin D'Ath , 2006 single work children's fiction ; Spider Bite Justin D'Ath , 2007 single work children's fiction ; Secrets of Eromanga Sheryl Gwyther , 2006 single work novel ; Blind Trek Jim Kennedy , 2007 single work children's fiction ; 68 Teeth James Moloney , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Croc Bait Leonie Robin Norrington , 2003 single work children's fiction ; The Barrumbi Kids Leonie Robin Norrington , 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Spirit of Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington , 2003 single work children's fiction ; Leaving Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington , 2007 single work children's fiction ; The Last Muster Leonie Robin Norrington , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Crocodile Attack Leone Peguero , 2004 single work picture book ; Brumby Plains Joanne Van Os , 2006 series - author children's fiction ; Castaway Joanne Van Os , 2007 single work children's fiction
Arguing that 'the elemental adventure story is making a comeback' (8), Steinberger gives a brief overview of a number of Australian children's fictions which he sees as representing a 'new wave of outback adventures' (10).
Untitled Rayma Turton , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 18 no. 2 2003; (p. 30)

— Review of Croc Bait Leonie Robin Norrington , 2003 single work children's fiction
Untitled Rayma Turton , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 18 no. 2 2003; (p. 30)

— Review of Croc Bait Leonie Robin Norrington , 2003 single work children's fiction
Out Back Adventures Kevin Steinberger , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 22 no. 5 2007; (p. 8-10)

— Review of Croc on the Loose Grace MacDonald Baldwin , 2004 single work children's fiction ; The Giant Scrub Python Grace MacDonald Baldwin , 2003 single work children's fiction ; Cross Currents Mrs Patchett Martin , 1899 single work short story ; Bushfire Rescue Justin D'Ath , 2005 single work children's fiction ; Crocodile Attack! Justin D'Ath , 2005 single work children's fiction ; Scorpion Sting Justin D'Ath , 2006 single work children's fiction ; Spider Bite Justin D'Ath , 2007 single work children's fiction ; Secrets of Eromanga Sheryl Gwyther , 2006 single work novel ; Blind Trek Jim Kennedy , 2007 single work children's fiction ; 68 Teeth James Moloney , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Croc Bait Leonie Robin Norrington , 2003 single work children's fiction ; The Barrumbi Kids Leonie Robin Norrington , 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Spirit of Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington , 2003 single work children's fiction ; Leaving Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington , 2007 single work children's fiction ; The Last Muster Leonie Robin Norrington , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Crocodile Attack Leone Peguero , 2004 single work picture book ; Brumby Plains Joanne Van Os , 2006 series - author children's fiction ; Castaway Joanne Van Os , 2007 single work children's fiction
Arguing that 'the elemental adventure story is making a comeback' (8), Steinberger gives a brief overview of a number of Australian children's fictions which he sees as representing a 'new wave of outback adventures' (10).
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