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Issue Details: First known date: 1992-1997... 1992-1997 The Boy Who Nearly Wished His Life Away
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  • Appears in:
    y The Flying Emu and Other Australian Stories The Greedy Crocodile : A Collection of Australian Stories Sally Morgan , Ringwood : Viking , 1992 Z834283 1992 selected work children's fiction children's Indigenous story

    A collection of twenty traditional tales from the Australian Aborigines, explaining how the world began and what followed.

    To all the children in my life.

    'Sally Morgan writes and illustrates some of her best short stories in this amusing and entertaining compilation.'

    'Have you ever wished your brother was a fish? Or screamed so loud that the hairs of a caterpillar fell off? These are just some of the fun stories written and illustrated by Sally Morgan. The witty stories, with a folktale feel, are based around a host of characters which are Australian animals, non-native animals, spirits, planets, the sun and moon, and humans. ' (Source: Booktopia website)

    Ringwood : Puffin , 1997
    pg. 106, 113
  • Appears in:
    y Paper Trails : An Anthology of Short Stories Cheryl Griffin , Maureen Stewart , Rydalmere : Hodder Education , 1998 Z1106658 1998 anthology short story young adult

    "Don't stay in the classroom today. Pick a story from Paper Trails and take a journey to somewhere new...Vietnam perhaps, or New York, or go bush with Yanni in his dreams. Be Greek, be black, be white, be old, be a girl, be a mouse, be a vampire. Go to court, go forward in time to the year 2154. Be happy, be sad, be scared. But don't stay in the classroom today"

    Paper Trails is a thematic collection, with three or four very different short stories in each of eight categories. Aimed at ages 10-12, each story is accompanied by a variety of student tasks.

    Rydalmere : Hodder Education , 1998
    pg. 4-8 Section: Storytelling
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