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y separately published work icon Leaving Barrumbi single work   children's fiction   children's  
Is part of Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington , 2003 series - author children's fiction (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Leaving Barrumbi
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'Leaving Barrumbi is an inspirational tale of two boys’ friendship as they continue their journeys into adulthood. 

'The nine-hour trip to his new school is just the beginning of the worst time in Dale Murphy’s life. He has to deal with assemblies and detentions, strange food, new enemies, and more white kids than he's ever seen in his life. He feels caught between two cultures and he struggles to make the school staff understand that he belongs with the Aboriginal kids. 

'Then his best mate, Tomias Andjurika, a high achiever, good at everything, starts to be interested in girls! Dale’s left behind. He doesn’t know who he is any more. 

'An insightful, humourous and moving tale of adolescence, friendship and finding out how to belong. ' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Malvern, Unley area, Adelaide - South / South East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 2007 .
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      Extent: 269p.p.
      ISBN: 9781862916272, 1862916276

Works about this Work

The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2008 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 52 no. 3 2008; (p. 3 - 9)
Cover Book Gay Tierney , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 21 no. 2 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of Leaving Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington , 2007 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Jane Connelly , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 15 no. 3 2007; (p. 53)

— Review of Leaving Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington , 2007 single work children's fiction
Out Back Adventures Kevin Steinberger , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 22 no. 5 2007; (p. 8-10)

— Review of Croc on the Loose Grace MacDonald Baldwin , 2004 single work children's fiction ; The Giant Scrub Python Grace MacDonald Baldwin , 2003 single work children's fiction ; Cross Currents Mrs Patchett Martin , 1899 single work short story ; Bushfire Rescue Justin D'Ath , 2005 single work children's fiction ; Crocodile Attack! Justin D'Ath , 2005 single work children's fiction ; Scorpion Sting Justin D'Ath , 2006 single work children's fiction ; Spider Bite Justin D'Ath , 2007 single work children's fiction ; Secrets of Eromanga Sheryl Gwyther , 2006 single work novel ; Blind Trek Jim Kennedy , 2007 single work children's fiction ; 68 Teeth James Moloney , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Croc Bait Leonie Robin Norrington , 2003 single work children's fiction ; The Barrumbi Kids Leonie Robin Norrington , 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Spirit of Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington , 2003 single work children's fiction ; Leaving Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington , 2007 single work children's fiction ; The Last Muster Leonie Robin Norrington , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Crocodile Attack Leone Peguero , 2004 single work picture book ; Brumby Plains Joanne Van Os , 2006 series - author children's fiction ; Castaway Joanne Van Os , 2007 single work children's fiction
Arguing that 'the elemental adventure story is making a comeback' (8), Steinberger gives a brief overview of a number of Australian children's fictions which he sees as representing a 'new wave of outback adventures' (10).
Leonie Norrington Lee Finkelstein , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 51 no. 3 2007; (p. 18)
Teenage Stories from Tragedy to Triumph Ronni Phillips , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 June 2007; (p. 17)

— Review of Some Girls Do : My Life as a Teenager 2007 anthology autobiography ; Chasing Boys Karen Tayleur , 2007 single work novel ; Grieve Lizzie Wilcock , 2007 single work novel ; Leaving Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington , 2007 single work children's fiction
This Week's Selections Katharine England , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 June 2007; (p. 10)

— Review of Leaving Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington , 2007 single work children's fiction
Untitled Lyn Linning , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 22 no. 3 2007; (p. 37-38)

— Review of Leaving Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington , 2007 single work children's fiction
All Things Nice and Puppy Dogs' Tails Anna Ryan-Punch , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 295 2007; (p. 57-58)

— Review of Annabel, Again Megan McKinlay , 2007 single work children's fiction ; Leaving Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington , 2007 single work children's fiction ; Yirra and Her Deadly Dog, Demon Anita Heiss , La Perouse Public School , 2007 single work children's fiction ; Eric and Einstein John Heffernan , 2007 single work children's fiction ; Horse Girl Rides Again John Larkin , 2007 single work children's fiction ; Danger Unlimited Dafne Bidwell , 2007 single work children's fiction ; Megs and the Vootball Kids Neil Montagnana Wallace , Mark Schwarzer , 2007 single work children's fiction
Out Back Adventures Kevin Steinberger , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 22 no. 5 2007; (p. 8-10)

— Review of Croc on the Loose Grace MacDonald Baldwin , 2004 single work children's fiction ; The Giant Scrub Python Grace MacDonald Baldwin , 2003 single work children's fiction ; Cross Currents Mrs Patchett Martin , 1899 single work short story ; Bushfire Rescue Justin D'Ath , 2005 single work children's fiction ; Crocodile Attack! Justin D'Ath , 2005 single work children's fiction ; Scorpion Sting Justin D'Ath , 2006 single work children's fiction ; Spider Bite Justin D'Ath , 2007 single work children's fiction ; Secrets of Eromanga Sheryl Gwyther , 2006 single work novel ; Blind Trek Jim Kennedy , 2007 single work children's fiction ; 68 Teeth James Moloney , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Croc Bait Leonie Robin Norrington , 2003 single work children's fiction ; The Barrumbi Kids Leonie Robin Norrington , 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Spirit of Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington , 2003 single work children's fiction ; Leaving Barrumbi Leonie Robin Norrington , 2007 single work children's fiction ; The Last Muster Leonie Robin Norrington , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Crocodile Attack Leone Peguero , 2004 single work picture book ; Brumby Plains Joanne Van Os , 2006 series - author children's fiction ; Castaway Joanne Van Os , 2007 single work children's fiction
Arguing that 'the elemental adventure story is making a comeback' (8), Steinberger gives a brief overview of a number of Australian children's fictions which he sees as representing a 'new wave of outback adventures' (10).
Leonie Norrington Lee Finkelstein , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 51 no. 3 2007; (p. 18)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2008 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 52 no. 3 2008; (p. 3 - 9)
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