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'From the moment Tom Downs was born backwards - the moment of his mother's death - time has held him the wrong way round, like he's caught inside a fractured story. But the thing about Tom's town flooding, and the thing that takes him by surprise is not what Old Mother Murray takes away, but who she brings back.' (From the publisher's website.)

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  • Dedication: For my boys, Caleb and Luke.
  • Epigraph: If I had the words I could tell Tom that I am real, even though he can't see me yet, and some days we are so close we can almost touch. That I hold in my memory the moment of our future; because if a backwards birth can be a boy's beginning, then it is possible death is not the end but a big river flowing forward. Tomorrow remembers us; Little and the Fish.
  • Included on the 2011 White Ravens list compiled by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2010 .
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      Extent: 268p.
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      • Published: 30/08/2010
      ISBN: 9780702238505 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Connecting Strands : A Yarn of Intrigue for Young Readers Francene Ridley , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 20 - 26 June no. 887 2012; (p. 24)
Untitled Fran Knight , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 25 no. 4 2011; (p. 56)

— Review of Big River, Little Fish Belinda Jeffrey , 2010 single work novel
'Big River Little Fish' Belinda Jeffrey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 55 no. 1 2011; (p. 4-5)
Under Age Michelle Hamer , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 13 March 2011; (p. 23)

— Review of Big River, Little Fish Belinda Jeffrey , 2010 single work novel ; The Friendship Matchmaker Randa Abdel-Fattah , 2011 single work children's fiction
Big River Little Fish by Belinda Jeffrey Jo Burnell , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , October 2010;

— Review of Big River, Little Fish Belinda Jeffrey , 2010 single work novel
Pick of the Week Cameron Woodhead , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 18 September 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Big River, Little Fish Belinda Jeffrey , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Kate Summers , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 90 no. 2 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Big River, Little Fish Belinda Jeffrey , 2010 single work novel
High Tide on Old Mother Murray Peter Pierce , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 October 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of Big River, Little Fish Belinda Jeffrey , 2010 single work novel
[Review] Big River, Little Fish Katharine England , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 25 no. 4 2010; (p. 42)

— Review of Big River, Little Fish Belinda Jeffrey , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Christian Mondeil , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 24 no. 3 2010; (p. 53)

— Review of Big River, Little Fish Belinda Jeffrey , 2010 single work novel
'Big River Little Fish' Belinda Jeffrey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 55 no. 1 2011; (p. 4-5)
Connecting Strands : A Yarn of Intrigue for Young Readers Francene Ridley , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 20 - 26 June no. 887 2012; (p. 24)
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