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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Across the Creek
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'Across the Creek is a fantasy for 9-12 year olds set in the old Kapunda mine. Based on Cornish folklore.'

'Children in Aidan's town have mysteriously disappeared for years. When his friend Jenice disappears, Aidan goes in search of her. He crosses a forbidden creek, and with the help of a piskey named Raff, ventures into an abandoned mine. Here he discovers a strange world populated by mythical creatures who came to Australia with the first Cornish miners over 160 years earlier. Has he uncovered the secret of the missing children? And can he and Jenice escape the horrible spriggans and their fearsome dragaroo, or will they be trapped in the mines forever?' (Publication Summary)

Notes

  • Winner of the Cornish Holyer and Gof Awards, 2005.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 2004 .
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      Extent: 160p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0734406258
      Series: Takeaways Lothian (publisher), 1999 series - publisher children's fiction children's
    • Northcote, Preston - Northcote area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Stone Table Books , 2017 .
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      Extent: 147p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 22nd March 2017

      ISBN: 9780648030508

Works about this Work

Untitled Lynette Sebbens , 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. 15)

— Review of Across the Creek Rosanne Hawke , 2004 single work children's fiction
Across the Creek with Rosanne Hawke Wendy Noble , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 48 no. 2 2004; (p. 5-6)
Untitled Lynette Sebbens , 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. 15)

— Review of Across the Creek Rosanne Hawke , 2004 single work children's fiction
Across the Creek with Rosanne Hawke Wendy Noble , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 48 no. 2 2004; (p. 5-6)
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