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Issue Details: First known date: 1985... 1985 Firestorm!
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    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Nelson , 1985 .
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      Extent: 133p.
      Description: maps.
      ISBN: 0170065669
      Series: y separately published work icon Young Australia. Extension Nelson (publisher), Melbourne : Nelson , 1983-1986 Z1850985 1983 series - publisher children's
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1989 .
      Extent: 133p.
      Description: maps.
      ISBN: 0140341013

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y separately published work icon Elements of Carnival and the Carnivalesque in Contemporary Australian Children's Literature B. F. Haynes , Sydney : 2009 27495428 2009 single work thesis

'This thesis discusses the influence of elements of Bakhtinian camivalesque in selected contemporary Australian children’s literature. Many of the Bakhtinian ideas are centred on the work of Franqois Rabelais, particularly his five books collectively entitled Gargantua and Pantagruel. Aspects of the complex field of Bakhtinian camivalesque that have been considered include: attitudes to authority, the grotesque body and its working, the importance of feasting and the associated concepts of bodily functioning, customs in relation to food, and ritual and specific language such as the use of curses and oaths. The role of humour and the manifest forms this takes within carnival are intrinsic and are discussed at some length. These central tenets are explored in two ways: first, in relation to their connection and use within the narrative structures of a selection of books short listed (and thus critically acclaimed) by the Australian Children’s Book Council from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, and second, by means of contrast, to the commercially popular but generally less critically acclaimed works of other Australian writers such as Paul Jennings and Andy Griffiths. The thesis concludes by considering the ways in which camivalesque freedom is encouraged through and by new media.'

Source: Abstract.

Paperbacks Margaret Dunkle , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , July vol. 69 no. 995 1989; (p. 38)

— Review of Firestorm! Roger Vaughan Carr , 1985 single work novel ; Fire on the Ridge John Wells , 1989 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 100 1986; (p. 78)

— Review of Firestorm! Roger Vaughan Carr , 1985 single work novel
Paperbacks Margaret Dunkle , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , July vol. 69 no. 995 1989; (p. 38)

— Review of Firestorm! Roger Vaughan Carr , 1985 single work novel ; Fire on the Ridge John Wells , 1989 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 100 1986; (p. 78)

— Review of Firestorm! Roger Vaughan Carr , 1985 single work novel
y separately published work icon Elements of Carnival and the Carnivalesque in Contemporary Australian Children's Literature B. F. Haynes , Sydney : 2009 27495428 2009 single work thesis

'This thesis discusses the influence of elements of Bakhtinian camivalesque in selected contemporary Australian children’s literature. Many of the Bakhtinian ideas are centred on the work of Franqois Rabelais, particularly his five books collectively entitled Gargantua and Pantagruel. Aspects of the complex field of Bakhtinian camivalesque that have been considered include: attitudes to authority, the grotesque body and its working, the importance of feasting and the associated concepts of bodily functioning, customs in relation to food, and ritual and specific language such as the use of curses and oaths. The role of humour and the manifest forms this takes within carnival are intrinsic and are discussed at some length. These central tenets are explored in two ways: first, in relation to their connection and use within the narrative structures of a selection of books short listed (and thus critically acclaimed) by the Australian Children’s Book Council from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, and second, by means of contrast, to the commercially popular but generally less critically acclaimed works of other Australian writers such as Paul Jennings and Andy Griffiths. The thesis concludes by considering the ways in which camivalesque freedom is encouraged through and by new media.'

Source: Abstract.

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