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Alternative title: Away From Home : Short Stories
Is part of Connections 1992 series - publisher
Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 Away From Home
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* Contents derived from the South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,:Macmillan Education Australia , 1994 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Dragon of Kashmir, Mena Abdullah , Ray Mathew , single work short story young adult (p. 2-7)
First Day, Allan Baillie , single work children's fiction children's (p. 8-13)
The Battle of Savage Street Drain, B. A. Breen , single work children's fiction children's (p. 14-19)
The Hijacked Bathtub, Hesba Brinsmead , single work children's fiction children's (p. 20-28)
The Boat, Michael Dugan , single work children's fiction children's (p. 29-33)
Fresh Air, Brian Fraser , single work children's fiction children's (p. 34-40)
The Velvet Throne, Paul Jennings , single work children's fiction children's

'Tired of being bossed around by his brother (Gobble), who is extremely overweight and spends his whole time lying in bed watching TV and eating junk food, while he just spends the whole day working, a young man runs away from home; when he stops at a toilet block, he gets locked in. The messages in the graffiti written around the toilet block seem to come true. The effects of the message include: The toilet paper roll in the holder starting to "rock'n'roll," the toilet block getting locked, people gathering around and dancing, a rat being flushed away into the toilet and a velvet throne replacing the toilet. As the toilet block opens, the man writes a message saying that his brother disappears and the man goes home and sees that his brother is gone forever.'  (

(p. 41-49)
Somebody Lives in the Nobody House, Ruth Park , single work children's fiction children's (p. 50-60)
Wonga and Nudu, Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work prose children's Indigenous story (p. 61-64)

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