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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Miss McAllister's Ghost
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Three children, Cassie and her two brothers Mick (at 13, one year younger than Cassie) and Wilf (8-years-old) discover a very old lady living a time-forgotten life in a nearby suburb. Her house is cut off from the world, she is largely self-sufficient but has a believable means by which she supplements her food requirements. Over the course of the story Miss McAllister moves from irascible and overbearing stranger to become the centre of the children's lives. Their own parents, caught up in their own lives, are on the periphery of their childrens. Miss McAllister provides stability, a much-needed sense of responsibility, a standard of ethical behaviour and ultimately, love. Miss McAllister provides a form of family togetherness.

Source: University of Queensland Library catalogue.

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  • Dedication: For Grizelda.

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Untitled Adler MacLure , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Books Buzz , April no. 3 2008; (p. 33-34)

— Review of Miss McAllister's Ghost Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work novel
Elizabeth Fensham Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 52 no. 4 2008; (p. 8)
Untitled H. M. Saxby , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 52 no. 1 2008; (p. 31-32)

— Review of Miss McAllister's Ghost Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work novel
Under Age Frances Atkinson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 28 December 2008; (p. 27)

— Review of Miss McAllister's Ghost Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work novel ; Little Cat and the Big Red Bus Jane Godwin , 2008 single work picture book
[Untitled] Joanne Wishart , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 16 no. 3 2008; (p. 46)

— Review of Miss McAllister's Ghost Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-23 March 2008; (p. 34)

— Review of Miss McAllister's Ghost Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work novel
Under Age Frances Atkinson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 30 March 2008; (p. 29)

— Review of Miss McAllister's Ghost Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work novel
This Week's Selections Katharine England , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 April 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of Miss McAllister's Ghost Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work novel
Second Impressions Anna Ryan-Punch , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 302 2008; (p. 61-62)

— Review of Miss McAllister's Ghost Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work novel ; Take It Easy, Danny Allen Phil Cummings , 2008 single work children's fiction ; Noodle Pie Ruth Starke , 2008 single work children's fiction ; White Crane Sandy Fussell , 2008 single work children's fiction ; Claw of the Dragon : The Diary of Billy Shanghai Hamilton Patricia Bernard , 2008 single work children's fiction ; The Missing Kin Michael Pryor , 2008 single work children's fiction
[Review] Miss McAllister's Ghost Katharine England , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 23 no. 1 2008; (p. 40-41)

— Review of Miss McAllister's Ghost Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work novel
Elizabeth Fensham Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 52 no. 4 2008; (p. 8)
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