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Is part of Children of the Wind Kirsty Murray , 2003- series - author children's fiction (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 A Prayer for Blue Delaney
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A Prayer for Blue Delaney follows the outback adventures of orphaned Colm, who runs away from the cruelties of Bindoon Boys' Home in Western Australia and goes in search of a family of his own. He crosses the wide outback through his travels, from the Western Australian gold fields (where he stays with an Aboriginal-Australian family) to Melbourne (where Colm is introduced to the theatre scene and the exciting Olympic Games).
(Source: Teacher's Notes, by Kirsty Murray)

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  • Associated with the AustLit subset Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' as the work contains Chinese characters.
  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it contains Chinese characters.

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 , 2005 .
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      Extent: 248p.
      ISBN: 186508736X

Works about this Work

Untitled Joyce Michael , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 20 no. 1 2006; (p. 38-39)

— Review of A Prayer for Blue Delaney Kirsty Murray , 2005 single work children's fiction
Untitled Joyce Michael , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 20 no. 1 2006; (p. 38-39)

— Review of A Prayer for Blue Delaney Kirsty Murray , 2005 single work children's fiction
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