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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 The Rage of Sheep
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'I'd grown up being told that if I found myself tempted to behave in an unkind way, I just had to ask myself, "What would Jesus do?" And then do that. Something hard pinged off the back of my seat and bounced down the aisle. So the question was, what would Jesus do if the Jameson sisters started chucking Jaffas at his head?

'It is 1984 and fifteen-year-old Hester Jones is not having a good year. Her best friend has moved away and, even though Natalie and Lynda are allowing her to hang out with them, Hester's struggling to keep up with her cool new friends. Plus, she has the most embarrassing dad in the world, who's never, ever going to let her go to the birthday bash Natalie's planning. Worst of all, her Science teacher's making her work on a project about evolution with that weird Joshua Mason...

'When everything goes wrong and the world stops making sense, Hester has to decide: is it better to be a sheep, or a goat?' (Publisher's blurb)

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it contains an Indian-Australian main character and is recommended by the Asia Education Foundation.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2007 .
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      Extent: 208p.
      Note/s:
      • Published August 1st 2007
      ISBN: 9781741662405 (pbk.)

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[Untitled] Nicola Philp , 2007 single work review
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— Review of The Rage of Sheep Michelle Cooper , 2007 single work novel
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— Review of The Rage of Sheep Michelle Cooper , 2007 single work novel
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Wanted : Frustrated Writers! Oliver Phommavanh , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , December 2009 / January 2010 no. 188 2009; (p. 7)
Kirsty Eagar and Michelle Cooper tell Oliver Phommavanh what their mentorships with the Children's Book Council of Australia's Frustrated Writing Program meant in advancing their work to publication stage.
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— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 43 no. 3 2008; (p. 91-92)
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