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Issue Details: First known date: 2003-... 2003- UQP Children's Classics
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y separately published work icon By the Sandhills of Yamboorah Reginald L. Ottley , London : Deutsch , 1965 Z838474 1965 single work novel young adult adventure

'Outside, he sniffed the smells that hung in the quiet stillness - the bitter-sweet peppercorns and the tangy saltbush ... Even the dust had a scent of far-off places, as if it had drifted miles. It made you think of warm, red earth being blown along by the wind.

'In this timeless story, a boy struggles to come to terms with the loneliness of the Australian outback and the ruthlessness of living and working on a remote property. With Brolga the cattle dog and her pup Rags as his only companions, the boy begins a journey of self-discovery. It is a journey that will take him outside the confines of the Yamboorah cattle station, and into the vast, unrelenting sandhills beyond.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (UQP reprint).

St Lucia : Central Queensland University Press , 2003
y separately published work icon By the Sandhills of Yamboorah Reginald L. Ottley , London : Deutsch , 1965 Z838474 1965 single work novel young adult adventure

'Outside, he sniffed the smells that hung in the quiet stillness - the bitter-sweet peppercorns and the tangy saltbush ... Even the dust had a scent of far-off places, as if it had drifted miles. It made you think of warm, red earth being blown along by the wind.

'In this timeless story, a boy struggles to come to terms with the loneliness of the Australian outback and the ruthlessness of living and working on a remote property. With Brolga the cattle dog and her pup Rags as his only companions, the boy begins a journey of self-discovery. It is a journey that will take him outside the confines of the Yamboorah cattle station, and into the vast, unrelenting sandhills beyond.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (UQP reprint).

St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2003
y separately published work icon Pastures of the Blue Crane Hesba Brinsmead , London : Oxford University Press , 1964 Z667593 1964 single work novel young adult

'Brought up in boarding schools, Ryle has learned to be independent, but when her mysterious father dies, her whole world changes. Part of her inheritance is a half-share in a dilapidated farm which she shares with a scruffy grandfather she meets for the first time.'

(Publication summary)

St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2004
y separately published work icon The Plum-Rain Scroll Ruth Manley , Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1978 Z835984 1978 single work novel young adult fantasy

'The Plum-Rain Scroll is a tale of peril and heroic deeds set in Idzumo, the old Japan of legend and living folklore. Marishoten, the evil Black Iris Lord, seeks to overthrow the Mikado and usurp the Chrysanthemum throne. But first he must find the Plum-Rain Scroll, which holds the three secrets to help him achieve his victory. From the humble Tachibana-ya, the Orange Tree Inn, two unlikely companions set forth to seek the Scroll before Marishoten can achieve his evil design: Taro, the Odd Job boy, and Prince Hachi (Lord Eight Thousand Spears). Their quest takes them far into the countryside, where they are joined by seven even more unlikely companions. When this courageous group finally arrive in Miyako, their adventures reach a stunning climax as they come face to face with their enemy..' (Source: UQP)

St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2005
y separately published work icon Josh Ivan Southall , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1971 Z116555 1971 single work novel young adult Fourteen year old Josh Plowman goes to country Victoria to visit his father's Aunt Clara, the matriarch of the Plowman family. Aunt Clara lives a life very much suited to the past and Josh regards her house as a museum. Aunt Clara is keen for Josh to make friends with the local children but Josh meets with a hostile reception. There are undercurrents at work which Josh cannot ever understand. (Source: Book)
St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2006
y separately published work icon Tangara Tangara : 'Let Us Set Off Again' Nan Chauncy , London : Oxford University Press , 1960 Z39640 1960 single work children's fiction children's
— Appears in: Tiger in the Bush [and] Tangara 1982;

'Sometimes when Lexie fingered a string of shells she had been given as a little girl, she felt strange memories stir. It was as if something very precious was buried away in her own mind. Great-great Aunt Rita's old shell necklace carries a power that Lexie can't possibly know. Then, when it leads her to a new friend, she and Merrina enter the secret gully where Merrina's people live.But the gully holds a terrible secret, as old as the necklace itself. Will Lexie be strong enough, as she relives the nightmare her Aunt Rita endured?This deeply moving classic by one of our great children's writers is part fantasy, part history, and one hundred percent masterpiece.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (UQP reprint).

St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2007
y separately published work icon The Nargun and the Stars Patricia Wrightson , Richmond London : Hutchinson , 1973 Z862349 1973 single work children's fiction children's (taught in 3 units)

Simon Brent is orphaned. Still shocked, he is taken to live with his only relatives, brother and sister Charlie and Edie Waters, who live on a farm. There, Simon meets the Aboriginal spirits who also live on the land. Together Simon, Charlie, Edie, and the spirits save the land from the ancient Nargun. The story is memorable in the portrayal of the Nargun and the spirits, as well as the characters of Charlie and Edie, and the depiction of Simon's change from a shocked and emotionally frozen individual to a normal boy.

St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2008
y separately published work icon My Sister Sif Ruth Park , Ringwood : Viking Kestrel , 1986 Z402977 1986 single work novel young adult fantasy

'Fourteen-year-old Riko manages to get her delicate older sister Sif and herself to their remote Pacific island home, where an American scientist who falls in love with Sif and discovers her connection with an underwater race creates complications in Riko's life.'

Source: Trove.

St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2009

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First known date: 2003-

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Classic Children's Literature Joy Lawn , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 28 no. 3 2013; (p. 18-20)
Classic Children's Literature Joy Lawn , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 28 no. 3 2013; (p. 18-20)
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