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Issue Details: First known date: 1967... 1967 Blue Above the Trees
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'Planning to stay for ten years before returning to Devon, William Whitburn brings his wife and six children from England to the virgin forests of South Gippsland. In 1877 the family make their way on foot along a muddy track through the dense and towering forest to their new home, a wooden hut with an earthen floor in a small clearing. With only axes and saws, William Whitburn and his older sons cut down the huge trees of the ancient forest to clear the land for cattle and sheep. But 13-year-old Simon is fascinated by the forest and its creatures, particularly a pair of lyrebirds and their chicks.'

Source: Mavis Thorpe Clark fansite (http://www.mavisthorpeclark.com.au/books/blue_above_the_trees.shtml). (Sighted: 28/5/2014)

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  • Also available in braille format

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Lansdowne , 1967 .
      image of person or book cover 338840242118859767.jpg
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      Extent: 198p.
      Description: illus.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Meredith Press ,
      1969 .
      Extent: vii, 248p.
      Description: illus.

Works about this Work

Mavis Thorpe Clark : Lover of the Sunburnt Country Walter McVitty , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Innocence and Experience : Essays on Contemporary Australian Children's Writers 1981; (p. 7-29)
Australiana - 1968 Eve Pownall , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : New Books for Boys and Girls , March no. 29 1968; (p. 13-15)

— Review of Bushfire Allan Aldous , 1967 single work children's fiction ; Blue Above the Trees Mavis Thorpe Clark , 1967 single work novel ; No Trains on Sunday Edwin A. Schurmann , 1967 single work children's fiction ; Midnite : The Story of a Wild Colonial Boy Randolph Stow , 1967 single work children's fiction ; Riverboat Family Elizabeth Wilton , 1967 single work children's fiction
Untitled K. Commins , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 February 1968; (p. 18)

— Review of Blue Above the Trees Mavis Thorpe Clark , 1967 single work novel
Untitled L. Connors , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 July 1968; (p. 14)

— Review of Blue Above the Trees Mavis Thorpe Clark , 1967 single work novel
Untitled P. Young , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 2 March 1968; (p. 12)

— Review of Blue Above the Trees Mavis Thorpe Clark , 1967 single work novel
Untitled Jennifer Kimber , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March vol. 7 no. 5 1968; (p. 94)

— Review of Blue Above the Trees Mavis Thorpe Clark , 1967 single work novel ; On My Island : Poems Geoffrey Dutton , 1967 selected work poetry
Untitled P. Guerin , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 27 April 1968; (p. 16)

— Review of Blue Above the Trees Mavis Thorpe Clark , 1967 single work novel
[Review] Blue Above the Trees [and] Midnite D. Dugan , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 July 1968; (p. 14)

— Review of Blue Above the Trees Mavis Thorpe Clark , 1967 single work novel ; Midnite : The Story of a Wild Colonial Boy Randolph Stow , 1967 single work children's fiction
Untitled P. Young , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 2 March 1968; (p. 12)

— Review of Blue Above the Trees Mavis Thorpe Clark , 1967 single work novel
Untitled L. Connors , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 July 1968; (p. 14)

— Review of Blue Above the Trees Mavis Thorpe Clark , 1967 single work novel
Mavis Thorpe Clark : Lover of the Sunburnt Country Walter McVitty , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Innocence and Experience : Essays on Contemporary Australian Children's Writers 1981; (p. 7-29)
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