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y Don't Call Me Ishmael! single work   novel   young adult  
Is part of Ishmael Michael Gerard Bauer 2006 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Don't Call Me Ishmael!
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By the time ninth grade begins, Ishmael Leseur knows it won't be long before Barry Bagsley, the class bully, says, "Ishmael? What kind of w'ussy-crap name is that?” Ishmael's perfected the art of making himself virtually invisible. But all that changes when James Scobie joins the class. Unlike Ishmael, James has no sense of fear—he claims it was removed during an operation.

Now nothing will stop James and Ishmael from taking on bullies, bugs, and Moby Dick, in the toughest, weirdest, most embarrassingly awful . . . and the best year of their lives.' (Publication summary)

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Reading Australia

This work has Reading Australia teaching resources.

Unit Suitable For

AC: Year 8 (NSW Stage 4)

Themes

acceptance, bullying, friendship, hope, identity, Language, Power, power of language, resilience, self-acceptance

General Capabilities

Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding, Literacy, Personal and social

Notes

  • Included in the 2007 White Ravens Catalogue compiled by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Malvern, Unley area, Adelaide - South / South East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 2006 .
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      Extent: 277p.
      ISBN: 1862916667
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Greenwillow Books ,
      2007 .
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      Extent: 255p.
      ISBN: 9780061348341 (trade bdg.), 0061348341 (trade bdg.), 9780061348358 (lib. bdg.), 006134835X (lib. bdg.) :
    • Tunbridge Wells, Kent,
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      Gardners Books ,
      2010 .
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      Extent: 320p.
      ISBN: 9781848982550, 1848982550
    • Dorking, Surrey,
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      England,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Templar Publishing ,
      2010 .
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      Extent: 365p.
      ISBN: 9781848776838 (pbk.), 1848776837 (pbk.)
    • Lindfield, Chatswood - Gordon - Castlecrag area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney,: Scholastic Australia , 2011 .
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      Extent: 288p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 June 2011
      ISBN: 9781862919327
Alternative title: Nennt mich nicht Ismael!
Language: German
    • Munich,
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      Germany,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Hanser Verlag ,
      2008 .
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      Extent: 300 p. ; 22 cmp.
      ISBN: 9783446230378

Works about this Work

[Essay] : Don’t Call Me Ishmael Miriam Cosic , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Australia 2013;

'It’s not easy having a weird name, as many teenagers with foreign or experimental parents can attest – or unusual looks, or a stutter, or being too fat or too skinny, or shy, or any other characteristic that marks a child out from a very narrow mainstream. In a school where Class A bullies rule, the results can be devastating. It’s not inevitable: I never copped it for having a foreign name, though I went to an overwhelmingly Anglo-Saxon school. In fact, two kids at the top of the social pecking order there carried a Greek and an Italian name. But where bullying does occur, it can potentially leave scars for life.' (Introduction)

[Review] Don't Call Me Ishmael! Fran Knight , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 24 no. 4 2010; (p. 52)

— Review of Don't Call Me Ishmael! Michael Gerard Bauer 2006 single work novel
Sweet Success for Tale of School Revenge Michael Lund , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 March 2008; (p. 12)
Author Wins with Peace Harmony - and Comedy Deborah Bogle , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 December 2007; (p. 11)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2007 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 51 no. 3 2007; (p. 5-12)
[Review] Don't Call Me Ishmael! Matthia Dempsey , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 85 no. 8 2006; (p. 24)

— Review of Don't Call Me Ishmael! Michael Gerard Bauer 2006 single work novel
Kids' Lit Jodie Minus , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 April 2006; (p. 14)

— Review of Shadows in a Mirror E. R. Castle 1996 selected work poetry ; Don't Call Me Ishmael! Michael Gerard Bauer 2006 single work novel ; His Name in Fire Catherine Bateson 2006 single work novel ; The Dreamkeeper : A Letter from Robert Ingpen to His Granddaughter Alice Elizabeth Robert Ingpen 1995 single work picture book ; Shadows in the Mirror Cameron Nunn 2006 single work novel
This Week's Selections Katharine England , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 May 2006; (p. 10)

— Review of Don't Call Me Ishmael! Michael Gerard Bauer 2006 single work novel
This Sporting Life Ruth Starke , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 284 2006; (p. 59-60)

— Review of Leaper Lane: The Making of a Rugby League Legend Stephen Measday Paul Sironen 2006 single work children's fiction ; Barry Noodles and DaKillerBs Hung Le 2005 single work children's fiction ; Jasper Zammit : Soccer Legend Deborah Abela Johnny Warren 2005- series - author children's fiction ; Fire in My Soul Paul Corbet-Singleton 2006 single work novel ; Offbeat Marlane Ainsworth 2006 single work children's fiction ; On the Mat Archimede Fusillo 2006 single work novel ; Don't Call Me Ishmael! Michael Gerard Bauer 2006 single work novel
Bullying Michael O'Donoghue , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 50 no. 2 2006; (p. 11)

— Review of On the Mat Archimede Fusillo 2006 single work novel ; Don't Call Me Ishmael! Michael Gerard Bauer 2006 single work novel
Taking a Punt on This List Penelope Davie , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 - 22 April 2007; (p. 26)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2007 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 51 no. 3 2007; (p. 5-12)
Author Wins with Peace Harmony - and Comedy Deborah Bogle , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 December 2007; (p. 11)
Sweet Success for Tale of School Revenge Michael Lund , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 March 2008; (p. 12)
[Essay] : Don’t Call Me Ishmael Miriam Cosic , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Australia 2013;

'It’s not easy having a weird name, as many teenagers with foreign or experimental parents can attest – or unusual looks, or a stutter, or being too fat or too skinny, or shy, or any other characteristic that marks a child out from a very narrow mainstream. In a school where Class A bullies rule, the results can be devastating. It’s not inevitable: I never copped it for having a foreign name, though I went to an overwhelmingly Anglo-Saxon school. In fact, two kids at the top of the social pecking order there carried a Greek and an Italian name. But where bullying does occur, it can potentially leave scars for life.' (Introduction)

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