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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat
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Milli could take a thing that was a nothing and turn it into a something. She could find any old forgotten this or that, give it a bit of a wiggle, and transform it into something amazing. But no one in her town valued what Milli could do, and she was far too shy to insist. No one ever wanted anything special. So Milli spent her time making brown shoes, black shoes and plain old work boots.

But then comes the day two vagabonds roll into town - crazy Jack and his dancing cat. Sturdy new boots are exactly what they need, but what can they give Milli in exchange? Dancing lessons! So they teach her jazz and ballet and tap. They do the two-step, the three-step and the tricky-twisting-backward-slide-four-step. And Milli begins to feel brave and free. So she makes them the most beautiful shoes she can imagine. She rustles up a few amazing things for herself, too. And eventually even the townspeople have to take notice.

Source: Allen and Unwin

(https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/childrens/picture-books/Milli-Jack-and-the-Dancing-Cat-Stephen-Michael-King-9781865087474)

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Unit Suitable For:

AC: Year 1 (NSW Stage 1)

General Capabilities

Critical and creative thinking, Information and communication technology

Cross-curriculum Priorities

Sustainability

Notes

  • Included in the 2004 White Ravens Catalogue compiled by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany. International understanding.
  • This is affiliated with Dr Laurel Cohn's Picture Book Diet because it contains representations of food and/or food practices.

    Food depiction
    • Incidental
    Food types
    • Everyday foods
    • Discretionary foods
    • High sugar foods
    Food practices
    • Eating in - snack
    • Food serving
    Gender
    • Food serving - female
    Signage

    n/a

    Positive/negative value n/a
    Food as sense of place n/a
    Setting n/a
    Food as social cohesion
    • Social gatherings
    Food as cultural identity
    • White Australian characters
    Food as character identity n/a
    Food as language n/a

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2003 .
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      Extent: unpagedp.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 1865087483
Alternative title: Ana, Guto E O Gato Dançarino
Language: Portuguese
    • Sao Paulo,
      c
      Brazil,
      c
      South America, Americas,
      :
      Brinque Book ,
      2004 .
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      Extent: 32p.
      ISBN: 9788574121277, 8574121274

Works about this Work

Cooperation and Negotiation : Formation of Subjectivity in Japanese and Australian Picture Books Miyuki Hisaoka , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Subjectivity in Asian Children's Literature and Film : Global Theories and Implications 2012; (p. 59-77)
Untitled Anne Hanzl , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 48 no. 2 2004; (p. 27)

— Review of Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat Stephen Michael King , 2003 single work picture book
The Vagabond's Way Amy Mackay Lyne , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Limelight , September 2003; (p. 62)

— Review of Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat Stephen Michael King , 2003 single work picture book
Ways of Seeing Virginia Lowe , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 256 2003; (p. 64-65)

— Review of Hello Puppy! David Cox , 2003 single work picture book ; Grandpa's Gate Liliana Stafford , 2003 single work picture book ; Little Red Bear Penny Matthews , 2003 single work picture book ; Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat Stephen Michael King , 2003 single work picture book ; Loni and the Moon Esther Takac , 2003 single work picture book
Young Readers Robin Morrow , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 October 2003; (p. 13)

— Review of The Duck Catcher Moses Aaron , 2003 single work picture book ; Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat Stephen Michael King , 2003 single work picture book
A Close Look At : Stephen Michael King's Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat Linnet Hunter , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 18 no. 3 2003; (p. 4-5)

— Review of Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat Stephen Michael King , 2003 single work picture book
Picture Book Michelle Griffin , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 July 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat Stephen Michael King , 2003 single work picture book
Young Readers Robin Morrow , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 October 2003; (p. 13)

— Review of The Duck Catcher Moses Aaron , 2003 single work picture book ; Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat Stephen Michael King , 2003 single work picture book
Ways of Seeing Virginia Lowe , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 256 2003; (p. 64-65)

— Review of Hello Puppy! David Cox , 2003 single work picture book ; Grandpa's Gate Liliana Stafford , 2003 single work picture book ; Little Red Bear Penny Matthews , 2003 single work picture book ; Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat Stephen Michael King , 2003 single work picture book ; Loni and the Moon Esther Takac , 2003 single work picture book
The Vagabond's Way Amy Mackay Lyne , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Limelight , September 2003; (p. 62)

— Review of Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat Stephen Michael King , 2003 single work picture book
Cooperation and Negotiation : Formation of Subjectivity in Japanese and Australian Picture Books Miyuki Hisaoka , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Subjectivity in Asian Children's Literature and Film : Global Theories and Implications 2012; (p. 59-77)
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