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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Problem Child
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Problem Child is another book about bullying, but this one has a significant difference from most others – it's told from the bully's point of view.

'Max Quigley and his best mate Jared form the most intimidating team in the school. Jared's the physical enforcer, while Max is the persuader, the "brains" of the operation, or so he believes. He manages to justify his behaviour as no more than observing the obvious shortcomings of the weaker students.

'Max's chief target is Triffin Nordstrom, the quiet bookish kid with the slightly odd mother. Triffin becomes the victim of a series of atrocities by Max, until in a final attempt by their parents to sort it out, they're thrown together against their will, in an experimental solution to their conflict. But they'll still never be friends – there's far too much history between them for that to ever happen. Besides, they're just too different.' (Publication abstract)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Bailey. A truly beamish boy.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2007 .
      image of person or book cover 4052805994697894684.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 163p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Illustrated by Max Quigley.
      ISBN: 9780702236044
Alternative title: Max Quigley : Technically not a Bully
    • Boston, Massachusetts,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Houghton Mifflin ,
      2009 .
      image of person or book cover 5668298300975241906.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 202p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9780547152639

Works about this Work

Untitled M. V. P. , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , May/June vol. 85 no. 3 2009; (p. 306-307)

— Review of Problem Child James Roy , 2007 single work children's fiction
Untitled Shirley Broadhurst , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 21 no. 2 2007; (p. 45-46)

— Review of Problem Child James Roy , 2007 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Soo Lee Tan , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 15 no. 3 2007; (p. 54)

— Review of Problem Child James Roy , 2007 single work children's fiction
Untitled John Nolan , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 51 no. 3 2007; (p. 43)

— Review of Problem Child James Roy , 2007 single work children's fiction
Untitled Neville Barnard , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 22 no. 2 2007; (p. 39)

— Review of Problem Child James Roy , 2007 single work children's fiction
[Review] Problem Child Joy Lawn , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , February vol. 86 no. 6 2007; (p. 23)

— Review of Problem Child James Roy , 2007 single work children's fiction
Untitled Neville Barnard , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 22 no. 2 2007; (p. 39)

— Review of Problem Child James Roy , 2007 single work children's fiction
Untitled John Nolan , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 51 no. 3 2007; (p. 43)

— Review of Problem Child James Roy , 2007 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Soo Lee Tan , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 15 no. 3 2007; (p. 54)

— Review of Problem Child James Roy , 2007 single work children's fiction
Untitled M. V. P. , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , May/June vol. 85 no. 3 2009; (p. 306-307)

— Review of Problem Child James Roy , 2007 single work children's fiction
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