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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 When the Hipchicks Went to War
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'The sixties are in full swing and going to a war is the last thing on Kathy's mind. For sixteen-year-old Kathy, it's all about miniskirts, the Beatles, discos and her fab new boots! The world is rapidly changing, her brother is fighting in the Vietnam War and her best friend is protesting against it. Kathy simply wants to live life and experience a world beyond her suburban existence. So when the chance comes for her to dance with an entertainment troupe in Vietnam, she slips on her boots, walks away from her convent school and heads off to war. But Kathy soon finds the reality of war is no song and dance. This go-go girl will never be the same again...'

Source: Pamela Rushby's website: http://www.pamelarushby.com/
Sighted: 11/03/2010

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  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has an Asian setting and references to the Vietnam War.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Lothian , 2009 .
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      Extent: 257p.
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      • Published 26 February 2009

      ISBN: 9780734410917 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2010 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 3)
Telling War Stories 2010 single work column
— Appears in: UQ Graduate Contact 2010; (p. 32)
Untitled Sharon Hayes , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 23 no. 3 2009; (p. 46)

— Review of When the Hipchicks Went to War Pamela Rushby , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Jo Goodman , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 53 no. 2 2009; (p. 36-37)

— Review of When the Hipchicks Went to War Pamela Rushby , 2009 single work novel
[Review] When the Hipchicks Went to War Bec Kavanagh , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 17 no. 2 2009; (p. 49-50)

— Review of When the Hipchicks Went to War Pamela Rushby , 2009 single work novel
Kids' Lit Rosemary Neill , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 January 2009; (p. 10)

— Review of Somebody's Crying Maureen McCarthy , 2008 single work novel ; When the Hipchicks Went to War Pamela Rushby , 2009 single work novel ; Scratch Kitten and the Ragged Reef Jessica Green , 2008 single work children's fiction ; The Old Frangipani Tree at Flying Fish Point Trina Saffioti , 2008 single work picture book
Chicklit Takes on Vietnam War Jane Barry , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 18 - 19 April 2009; (p. 25)

— Review of When the Hipchicks Went to War Pamela Rushby , 2009 single work novel
[Review] When the Hipchicks Went to War Allison Paterson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 24 no. 1 2009; (p. 44-45)

— Review of When the Hipchicks Went to War Pamela Rushby , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Hilary Smillie , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 15 March no. 56 2009; (p. 53-55)

— Review of When the Hipchicks Went to War Pamela Rushby , 2009 single work novel
[Review] When the Hipchicks Went to War Bec Kavanagh , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 17 no. 2 2009; (p. 49-50)

— Review of When the Hipchicks Went to War Pamela Rushby , 2009 single work novel
Telling War Stories 2010 single work column
— Appears in: UQ Graduate Contact 2010; (p. 32)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2010 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 3)
Last amended 2 Aug 2018 15:17:47
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  • Brisbane, Queensland,
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    Vietnam,
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    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • 1960s
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