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y separately published work icon The Dreaming series - author   graphic novel   mystery   horror   young adult   manga  
Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 The Dreaming
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'The Dreaming is a supernatural mystery story about a pair of identical twin sisters who arrive at their new private boarding school, only to find that it is haunted by something frightening and evil. Set in the remote Australian bush and using native myths as its inspiration, this ghost story is light on gore and aimed at anyone who enjoys an atmospheric story.' (Author's website, http://www.queeniechan.com/)

Exhibitions

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Notes

  • Author's note: The Dreaming is a single story, spanning 3 books of aproximately 175-200 pages each. Each book has a self-contained narrative arc, and consists of 7 chapters each. The story is pre-written and thus already planned ... Since the story is a self-contained story, there are no plans for the continuation of the series. I planned this as a complete story, so it has been structured that way.
  • According to the author's website, the series "has since been translated into many languages, including French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Finnish, Indonesian, Japanese, Icelandic, Russian and Turkish."

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing as an example of Australian Original English Language Manga.

Includes

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y separately published work icon The Dreaming : Volume One Queenie Chan , Queenie Chan (illustrator), Los Angeles : Tokyopop , 2005 Z1363848 2005 single work graphic novel mystery young adult manga 'Amber and Jeanie, a pair of twin sisters, enrol in an Australian boarding school. But shortly after school begins, the twins uncover a dark, mysterious secret: Students have been known to walk off into the surrounding bushlands, where they have vanished completely, without a trace!' (Publisher's blurb)
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y separately published work icon The Dreaming : Volume Two Queenie Chan , Queenie Chan (illustrator), Los Angeles : Tokyopop , 2006 Z1363862 2006 single work graphic novel mystery horror young adult manga 'Greenwich Private College grinds to a complete halt after the discovery of Millie's body. As gloom and despair sets in, most of the students leave the school. Jeanie strikes up a friendship with Miss Anu, but her curiosity leads her down the path of the Greenwich's dark history. Has Jeanie awakened a ghostly curse?' (Publisher's blurb)
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y separately published work icon The Dreaming : Volume Three Queenie Chan , Queenie Chan (illustrator), Hamburg Los Angeles : Tokyopop , 2007 Z1450927 2007 single work graphic novel mystery horror young adult manga 'Where did the ghostly girls come from? And what do they want? Before the students know it, the missing girls enter the school, where Amber spots Millie, who speaks to her almost as if to warn her of something. Is there more to this supernatural mystery than just the school itself? The answers to why these girls have come back and what caused their death are revealed in this haunting series finale.' (Publisher's blurb)

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First known date: 2005
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Works about this Work

Graphic Novels and Manga in the AACLAP Collection Amy Cross , 2011-2012 website criticism bibliography
— Appears in: Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing 2011-2014;

This Trail accompanies the AustLit dataset Asian-Australian Childrens' Literature and Publishing and provides a discussion of manga in Australia, as well as examples of children's and young adult manga, and its connection with graphic novels.

An Interview With Queenie Chan : Aussie Queen of Manga C. Keane (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Scan , vol. 27 no. 4 2008; (p. 8-12)
"Queenie Chan is an Australian manga artist and story teller who migrated to Australia from Hong Kong when she was six years old. The Dreaming is set in Australia and has been translated into six languages. This article presents an interview with Queenie about her drawing style, the inspiration for her work, and tips for reading manga." (Source: Trove)
Manga without Borders Cefn Ridout , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 March 2007; (p. 12-13)

— Review of The Dreaming Queenie Chan , 2005 series - author graphic novel
Manga without Borders Cefn Ridout , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 March 2007; (p. 12-13)

— Review of The Dreaming Queenie Chan , 2005 series - author graphic novel
An Interview With Queenie Chan : Aussie Queen of Manga C. Keane (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Scan , vol. 27 no. 4 2008; (p. 8-12)
"Queenie Chan is an Australian manga artist and story teller who migrated to Australia from Hong Kong when she was six years old. The Dreaming is set in Australia and has been translated into six languages. This article presents an interview with Queenie about her drawing style, the inspiration for her work, and tips for reading manga." (Source: Trove)
Graphic Novels and Manga in the AACLAP Collection Amy Cross , 2011-2012 website criticism bibliography
— Appears in: Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing 2011-2014;

This Trail accompanies the AustLit dataset Asian-Australian Childrens' Literature and Publishing and provides a discussion of manga in Australia, as well as examples of children's and young adult manga, and its connection with graphic novels.

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