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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 On the Mat
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'Claude is very big for his age. He has been teased about his size all his life, especially by Tom De Silva, "the school champion of everything". He's too slow to be good at running, football, soccer, swimming - any sport.Then he meets Mario, a small, skinny boy, and his life changes. Mario Milano, named after a famous wrestler, is a wrestler himself, and he can see Claude's potential. He begins training Claude in a makeshift ring set up in his backyard. Claude and Mario, professionally known as "Whitetail" ("small but lethal, that's me") become friends as they train for an exhibition bout celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of a famous charity bout.Then Claude discovers something about his father, who has passed away - something that links him with Mario, and with the wrestler who took part in that famous bout all those years ago. In the process he learns something about himself, and he knows he must win the exhibition bout not only for himself, but also for his father.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 2006 .
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      Extent: 159p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 01 February 2006
      ISBN: 0734408439
    • Putney, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Woodgate Books , 2015 .
      Extent: 160p.
      Note/s:
      • Published June 2015
      ISBN: 9780987082787
    • Seven Hills, Blacktown area, Sydney Outer West, Sydney, New South Wales,: Five Senses Education , 2016 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
      ISBN: 9781760321833

Works about this Work

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— Appears in: Literary and Social Diasporas : An Italian Australian Perspective 2007; (p. 51-57)
Untitled Annette Dale Meiklejohn , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 21 no. 1 2006; (p. 34)

— Review of On the Mat Archimede Fusillo , 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
Untitled Paula Kelly , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , July no. 1 2006; (p. 17)

— Review of On the Mat Archimede Fusillo , 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)

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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
Untitled Paula Kelly , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , July no. 1 2006; (p. 17)

— Review of On the Mat Archimede Fusillo , 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
Untitled Annette Dale Meiklejohn , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 21 no. 1 2006; (p. 34)

— Review of On the Mat Archimede Fusillo , 2006 single work novel
Wrestling with Boys' Issues Vanessa Burrow , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 21 May 2006; (p. 8)
Tales My Nonna Told Me Archimede Fusillo , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literary and Social Diasporas : An Italian Australian Perspective 2007; (p. 51-57)
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