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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... vol. 16 no. 3 Spring 2008 of Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults est. 1993 Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults
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* Contents derived from the 2008 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Making of the Laws of Magic, Michael Pryor , single work column
Michael Pryor did not set out to write a fantasy-comedy-adventure-political-romance but here he discusses how that came about and his plans for three more titles to complete the story arc of the series.
(p. 2-4)
[Review] Broken Glass, Mario La Marca , single work review
— Review of Broken Glass Adrian Stirling , 2008 single work novel ;
The reviewer highly recommends this first novel by Adrian Stirling with the proviso that this work, set in small town Australia, has final chapters which are 'grim, shocking and confronting'.
(p. 4)
History and Fantasy Make Fiction For Young Readers, Christine Croyden , single work essay
Croyden discusses the power of historical fiction and the subjective nature of imagined 'emotional truth'.
(p. 5)
Colin Thompson : The Write Words, Clare Kennedy , single work essay
Discusses Thompson's life, development as a writer and illustrator and his attitude to the publishing industry.
(p. 6-7)
[Untitled], Clare Kennedy , single work review
— Review of Dust Colin Thompson , 2007 single work picture book ;
(p. 7)
When Chalk Dust Gets in Your Eyes, Matt Zurbo , single work essay
Matt Zurbo demystifies the process of creative writing.
(p. 8-9)
Creating a National Champion for Children's Reading, Jeffrey Prentice , single work essay
Jeff Prentice examines the notion of an Australian Children's Laureate who would champion children's reading.
(p. 10-11)
[Review] Tales from Outer Suburbia, Simon Clews , single work review
— Review of Tales from Outer Suburbia Shaun Tan , 2008 selected work single work short story art work ;
The reviewer discusses Tan's latest work and notes that as well as being 'awarded and applauded' for his illustrative technique, he is now "a writer to be watched".
(p. 16)
[Review] Then, Peter Christiansen , single work review
— Review of Then Morris Gleitzman , 2008 single work children's fiction ;
The reviewer discusses 'Then' in the light of other holocaust literature and comments on Gleitzman's style of language.
(p. 17)
[Review] Finding Darcy, Christy Fulcher , single work review
— Review of Finding Darcy Sue Lawson , 2008 single work novel ;
In this review Fulcher maintains the novel 'Finding Darcy' is more than just another story about World War II, it is an example of the 'strength and integrity' of contemporary children's literature.
(p. 19)
[Untitled], Suzie Hicks , single work review
— Review of Give Me Truth Bill Condon , 2008 single work novel ;
Hicks reviews Condon's latest work as a 'hard-hitting and emotional tribute to the adolescent condition' constructed with well built and believable characters.
(p. 20)
[Review] In Ecstasy, Anna Ryan-Punch , single work review
— Review of In Ecstasy Kate McCaffrey , 2008 single work novel ;
The reviewer describes the work as 'absorbingly written' acknowledging the pleasure but also the painful outcomes of drug-taking in this recommeded alternative to Government information packs.
(p. 21)
[Review] Hamlet : A Novel, Paul Macdonald , single work review
— Review of Hamlet : A Novel John Marsden , 2008 single work novel ;
In this longer critical review Macdonald describes Marsden's novel as reimagining the original characters and story and opening the world of 'Hamlet' to a new generation.
(p. 22-23)
[Review] Paper Alice, Katy Gerner , single work review
— Review of Paper Alice Charlotte Calder , 2008 single work novel ;
Gerner reviews 'Paper Alice' and comments on the coverage of binge drinking and the unique setting of university life in Sydney.
(p. 25)
[Untitled], Roie Thomas , single work review
— Review of The Boat Nam Le , 2008 selected work short story ;
Thomas describes Le as talented when discussing the "compelling and eclectic" range of stories in this longer critical review.
(p. 26-27)
[Untitled], Ruth Starke , single work review
— Review of Pip : The Story of Olive Kim Kane , 2008 single work children's fiction ;
Starke, while concurring with laudatory reviews of the book, examines the three different models of parenting in her review of the novel and finds one wanting.
(p. 28-29)
[Review] My Life as a Traitor [et al], Chris Wheat , single work review
— Review of My Life as a Traitor Zarah Ghahramani , Robert Hillman , 2007 single work autobiography ; The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif Najaf Mazari , Robert Hillman , 2008 single work autobiography ; Growing up Asian in Australia 2008 anthology autobiography short story poetry interview extract ;
(p. 30-31)
[Untitled], Stella Lees , single work review
— Review of The Australia Book Eve Pownall , 1952 single work information book ;
Lees reviews the new edition of the book and says it allows us to see how much information books have changed since it was first published.
(p. 31)
[Review] A Fraction of the Whole, Sam Gill , single work review
— Review of A Fraction of the Whole Steve Toltz , 2008 single work novel ;
Critical review in which Gill affirms the 'enormous talent' of Tolz and describes his work, rich in character analysis, as 'hilarious and curiously arresting'.
(p. 34)
[Review] The Two Pearls of Wisdom, Christopher Thompson , single work review
— Review of The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman , 2008 single work novel ;
The reviewer acknowledges the depth of research required to write this fantasy novel and comments on the 'contemporary and potentially compelling idea' of the oppressed power of women in a patriarchal society.
(p. 35)

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