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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... vol. 23 no. 5 November 2008 of Magpies : Talking About Books for Children est. 1986-1995 Magpies : Talking About Books for Children
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Contents

* Contents derived from the 2008 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Know the Author : Melina Marchetta, Kerry White , single work column

The article details Marchetta's approach to writing through a discussion of Finnikin of the Rock (2008), which she describes as 'a different type of book' than Alibrandi and Jellicoe Road. A fantasy quest that involves '...a coming together of disparate settings, memories and concerns' (5), Marchetta claims the book is fundamentally about '...loss of homeland, loss of language and...loss of identity' (6).

The article includes some facts about the author and a plot outline of Finnikin, which describes the narrative as 'long and twisting ... with characters whose actions can't always be anticipated (6).

(p. 4-6)
June Factor, Mark Carthew (interviewer), single work interview
Dr June factor discusses her fascination with the subject of her research which is focused on the importance of children's rhymes and the language of childhood. Highly regarded as a researcher and children's writer, Factor describes herself as 'kind of ethnographer' whose interest in children's language, play and conversation has meant she has collected material 'from a range of subjects, styles and play-related functions (10)
(p. 8-11)
Cover Book Review : The Art of Graeme Base, Kevin Steinberger , single work review
— Review of The Art of Graeme Base Julie Watts , 2008 single work criticism ;
(p. 12-13)
A Well Seasoned Pudding, Rayma Turton , single work review
— Review of The Magic Pudding : Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and His Friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff Norman Lindsay , 1918 single work children's fiction ;
Rayma Turton reviews Norman Lindsay's The Magic Pudding in light of the ninetieth anniversary edition published by HarperCollins (2008). For Turton, Lindsay 'recognised the appeal of the anarchic and the ridiculous' which he managed to capture along with 'the Australian voices of the period' (24).
(p. 24)
[Untitled], Nola Allen , single work review
— Review of Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes Mem Fox , 2008 single work picture book ;
(p. 26) Section: Before School
[Review] Where Is Baby?, Nola Allen , single work review
— Review of Where Is Baby? Sally Rippin , 2008 single work picture book ;
(p. 26) Section: Before School
[Review] Hush Baby Hush, Nola Allen , single work review
— Review of Hush Baby Hush Sally Rippin , 2008 single work picture book ;
(p. 26) Section: Before School
[Review] Go Baby Go!, Nola Allen , single work review
— Review of Go Baby Go! Sally Rippin , 2008 single work picture book ;
(p. 26) Section: Before School
[Review] What's That Noise?, Nola Allen , single work review
— Review of What's That Noise? Sally Rippin , 2008 single work picture book ;
(p. 26) Section: Before School
[Review] The ABC Book of Lullabies, Nola Allen , single work review
— Review of The ABC Book of Lullabies 2008 selected work poetry ;
(p. 26) Section: Before School
[Untitled], Helen Purdie , single work review
— Review of Possum and Wattle : My First Big Book of Australian Words Bronwyn Bancroft , 2008 single work picture book ;
(p. 27) Section: Before School
[Untitled], Robin Morrow , single work review
— Review of Can You Keep a Secret? : Timeless Rhymes to Share and Treasure 2008 selected work poetry ;
(p. 27) Section: Before School
[Review] Sleep Tight, My Honey, Margaret Robson Kett , single work review
— Review of Sleep Tight, My Honey Lisa Shanahan , 2008 single work picture book ;
(p. 27) Section: Before School
[Untitled], Maureen Mann , single work review
— Review of Planet Yawn Toni Collette , 2008 single work picture book ;
(p. 27-28) Section: Before School
[Untitled], Nola Allen , single work review
— Review of The Pocket Dogs Go on Holiday Margaret Wild , 2008 single work picture book ;
(p. 28) Section: Before School
[Untitled], Nicole Williamson , single work review
— Review of Emily and the Big Bad Bunyip Jackie French , 2008 single work picture book ;
(p. 28) Section: Before School
[Untitled], Russ Merrin , single work review
— Review of Peka-Boo, the Smallest Bird in the World Eliza Feely , 2008 single work picture book ;
(p. 28) Section: Before School
[Untitled], Annette Dale Meiklejohn , single work review
— Review of Little Cat and the Big Red Bus Jane Godwin , 2008 single work picture book ;
(p. 30) Section: Beginner Readers
[Untitled], Tina Cavanough , single work review
— Review of Tiny : A Little Dog on a Big Adventure Jennifer Castles , 2008 single work picture book ;
(p. 30) Section: Beginner Readers
[Untitled], Joan Zahnleiter , single work review
— Review of Tom Tom Rosemary Sullivan , 2008 single work picture book ;
(p. 30) Section: Beginner Readers

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