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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 The Spare Room
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'Akira is sent by his family [in] Japan to learn English in Australia, a journey into a world very different from his own. Akira's homestay hosts, the Moffat family, are not quite what he was expecting. But then, what does he know about Australians? In this tender and evocative tale, Kathryn Lomer takes us into two cultures, into lives connected by grief and uncertainty but with hope in common. It is the story of a journey into belonging, understanding and empowerment ... where the first steps are often the hardest' (source: publisher's website).

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  • Included in the 2005 White Ravens Catalogue compiled by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany. Special mention; international understanding.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

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  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has a Japanese character.

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Reading and Viewing : Texts for Years 9 and 10 Deborah McPherson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 46 no. 2 2011; (p. 88-89)

— Review of Chenxi and the Foreigner Sally Rippin , 2002 single work novel ; Only the Heart Brian Caswell , David Phu An Chiem , 1997 single work novel ; The Spare Room Kathryn Lomer , 2004 single work novel ; Jasper Jones Craig Silvey , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Jenette Graham , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 19 no. 1 2005; (p. 31)

— Review of The Spare Room Kathryn Lomer , 2004 single work novel
Untitled John Nolan , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 49 no. 1 2005; (p. 35)

— Review of The Spare Room Kathryn Lomer , 2004 single work novel
The Shortlist Six-Pack 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 - 26 June 2005; (p. 6)
First Novel Runs into Prized Shortlist Rosemary Sorensen , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 - 26 June 2005; (p. 15)
In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30-31 October 2004; (p. 12)

— Review of The Spare Room Kathryn Lomer , 2004 single work novel
Untitled Anne Briggs , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 19 no. 5 2004; (p. 40-41)

— Review of The Spare Room Kathryn Lomer , 2004 single work novel
Untitled Betty Wohlers , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 12 no. 4 2004; (p. 43)

— Review of The Spare Room Kathryn Lomer , 2004 single work novel
How Different Cultures Bond Jane Fynes-Clinton , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 November 2004; (p. 8)

— Review of The Spare Room Kathryn Lomer , 2004 single work novel ; Billy Mack's War James Roy , 2004 single work children's fiction
Untitled Adrienne Eberhard , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , December no. 30 2004; (p. 124-128)

— Review of The Spare Room Kathryn Lomer , 2004 single work novel
First Novel Runs into Prized Shortlist Rosemary Sorensen , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 - 26 June 2005; (p. 15)
The Shortlist Six-Pack 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 - 26 June 2005; (p. 6)
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