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"I think the best number in the whole universe is eight. My friend, Asim, likes numbers about as much as me, but he likes them all - odd or even. Esmerelda, though, who lives across the street, isn't so fond of numbers and she hates maths. Singing's more her thing. She's really good, too, nearly as good as my mum. Mum's a professional singer. Or was, until we had to move.

The worst number in the universe, though, is seven. For a start it's an odd number, and it's thin and sharp and mean-looking, like a medieval scythe. So when I saw 777 on that Mustang's numberplate, I knew it was the start of something bad.

And I was right..." (Source: Back cover)

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has Kurdish characters and references to Iraq and Turkey.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2006 .
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      Extent: 276p.
      ISBN: 0143004042

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— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 42 no. 2 2007; (p. 94-95)

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Untitled Marita Thomson , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 20 no. 3 2006; (p. 23-24)

— Review of Number 8 Anna Fienberg , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Michael Janssen-Gibson , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 21 no. 3 2006; (p. 40)

— Review of Number 8 Anna Fienberg , 2006 single work novel
Of Murmels and Snigs : Detention-Centre Narratives in Australian Literature for Children and Young Adults Debra Dudek , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 185 2006; (p. 38-42)

— Review of From Nothing to Zero : Letters from Refugees in Australia's Detention Centres Janet Austin , 2003 anthology correspondence ; Walk in My Shoes Alwyn Evans , 2004 single work novel ; Dark Dreams : Australian Refugee Stories 2004 anthology autobiography biography essay poetry ; Alyzon Whitestarr Isobelle Carmody , 2005 single work novel ; No Place Like Home : Australian Stories by Young Writers Aged 8-21 Years 2005 anthology biography short story autobiography essay ; Number 8 Anna Fienberg , 2006 single work novel ; Boy Overboard Morris Gleitzman , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Girl Underground Morris Gleitzman , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Soraya the Storyteller Rosanne Hawke , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Ali the Bold Heart Jane Jolly , 2006 single work picture book ; Another Country 2004 anthology poetry autobiography prose diary correspondence ; Refugees David Miller , 2003 single work picture book ; The Slightly Bruised Glory of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Can't Help Flying High and Falling in Deep) Martine Murray , 2005 single work children's fiction ; Dancing the Boom-Cha-Cha Boogie Narelle Oliver , 2005 single work picture book ; Dreaming Australia Steve Tolbert , 2004 single work novel
When Defeating the Bad Guys Becomes Child's Play Ronni Phillips , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 July 2006; (p. 17)

— Review of Monkey Undercover Gabrielle Lord , 2006 single work children's fiction ; Ads R Us Claire Carmichael , 2006 single work novel ; Number 8 Anna Fienberg , 2006 single work novel ; The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie Jaclyn Moriarty , 2006 single work novel
Young Adult Lorien Kaye , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 May 2006; (p. 28)

— Review of Number 8 Anna Fienberg , 2006 single work novel
When Defeating the Bad Guys Becomes Child's Play Ronni Phillips , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 July 2006; (p. 17)

— Review of Monkey Undercover Gabrielle Lord , 2006 single work children's fiction ; Ads R Us Claire Carmichael , 2006 single work novel ; Number 8 Anna Fienberg , 2006 single work novel ; The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie Jaclyn Moriarty , 2006 single work novel
Of Murmels and Snigs : Detention-Centre Narratives in Australian Literature for Children and Young Adults Debra Dudek , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 185 2006; (p. 38-42)

— Review of From Nothing to Zero : Letters from Refugees in Australia's Detention Centres Janet Austin , 2003 anthology correspondence ; Walk in My Shoes Alwyn Evans , 2004 single work novel ; Dark Dreams : Australian Refugee Stories 2004 anthology autobiography biography essay poetry ; Alyzon Whitestarr Isobelle Carmody , 2005 single work novel ; No Place Like Home : Australian Stories by Young Writers Aged 8-21 Years 2005 anthology biography short story autobiography essay ; Number 8 Anna Fienberg , 2006 single work novel ; Boy Overboard Morris Gleitzman , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Girl Underground Morris Gleitzman , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Soraya the Storyteller Rosanne Hawke , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Ali the Bold Heart Jane Jolly , 2006 single work picture book ; Another Country 2004 anthology poetry autobiography prose diary correspondence ; Refugees David Miller , 2003 single work picture book ; The Slightly Bruised Glory of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Can't Help Flying High and Falling in Deep) Martine Murray , 2005 single work children's fiction ; Dancing the Boom-Cha-Cha Boogie Narelle Oliver , 2005 single work picture book ; Dreaming Australia Steve Tolbert , 2004 single work novel
Untitled Michael Janssen-Gibson , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 21 no. 3 2006; (p. 40)

— Review of Number 8 Anna Fienberg , 2006 single work novel
In Brief Ernie Tucker , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 42 no. 2 2007; (p. 94-95)

— Review of His Name in Fire Catherine Bateson , 2006 single work novel ; Ads R Us Claire Carmichael , 2006 single work novel ; Falling from Grace Jane Godwin , 2006 single work novel ; Lonesome Howl Steven Herrick , 2006 single work novel ; Little Wing Joanne Horniman , 2006 single work novel ; Pagan's Daughter Catherine Jinks , 2006 single work novel ; Number 8 Anna Fienberg , 2006 single work novel ; On the Jellicoe Road Melina Marchetta , 2006 single work novel ; The Secret Life of Maeve Lee Kwong Kirsty Murray , 2006 single work children's fiction ; Angels of Kokoda David Mulligan , 2006 single work novel biography ; Rue for Repentance Felicity Pulman , 2006 single work novel
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