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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Once There Was a Boy
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'This whimsical picture book is the touching story of a little boy with a broken heart who meets a young girl who shares his secret. This timeless and elegant tale is transformed into a beautiful grown-up story by the use of sophisticated analogies, such as the heart as love or friendship and the sapotes as forbidden fruit.' (Source: Magabala Books website http://www.magabala.com)

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Unit Suitable For

AC: Year 3 (NSW Stage 2)

General Capabilities

Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding, Literacy

Notes

  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2011 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of Magabala Books
      Extent: 40p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9781921248375
    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2016 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 40p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date 01 May 2016
      ISBN: 9781921248375

Works about this Work

Indigenous Picture Books Offering Windows into Worlds Ambelin Kwaymullina , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Conversation , 14 June 2017;
'In a town by the sea that lies in the homeland of the Yawuru people, there sits a small publisher. But in the scope of its ambition, the depth and complexity of its range, and its commitment to bringing the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to all Australians, Magabala Books looms large on the Australian literary landscape.' (Introduction)
A Fresh Perspective Keira Jenkins , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 8 February no. 644 2017; (p. 10)
'Magabala Books is gearing up to bring Aboriginal perspectives to primary school classrooms all over the country.'
Kevin’s Best of 2016 Kevin Brophy , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , December 2016;

— Review of The Map of Bones Francesca Haig , 2016 single work novel ; Once There Was a Boy David Leffler , 2011 single work picture book ; I Love Me Sally Morgan , 2016 single work picture book
[Review] Once There Was A Boy Sue Clancy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 55 no. 4 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of Once There Was a Boy David Leffler , 2011 single work picture book
[Review] Once There Was A Boy Marie Alafaci , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 26 no. 5 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Once There Was a Boy David Leffler , 2011 single work picture book
Publisher's Praise 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 7 September no. 509 2011; (p. 61)

— Review of Once There Was a Boy David Leffler , 2011 single work picture book
'It's a big rap coming from Magabala Books, but the Broome-based Aboriginal publishing house says Dub Leffler's new book is amongst the most beautiful it has released.' (Source: Koori Mail)
Off the Shelf : Picture Book Lorien Kaye , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 17 September 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of Once There Was a Boy David Leffler , 2011 single work picture book
New Release : Once There Was a Boy Nic Murray , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 10 August vol. 10 no. 232 2011; (p. 62)

— Review of Once There Was a Boy David Leffler , 2011 single work picture book
[Review] Once There Was A Boy Margaret Hamilton , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 91 no. 3 2011; (p. 16)

— Review of Once There Was a Boy David Leffler , 2011 single work picture book
[Review] Once There Was A Boy Marie Alafaci , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 26 no. 5 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Once There Was a Boy David Leffler , 2011 single work picture book
A Fresh Perspective Keira Jenkins , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 8 February no. 644 2017; (p. 10)
'Magabala Books is gearing up to bring Aboriginal perspectives to primary school classrooms all over the country.'
Indigenous Picture Books Offering Windows into Worlds Ambelin Kwaymullina , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Conversation , 14 June 2017;
'In a town by the sea that lies in the homeland of the Yawuru people, there sits a small publisher. But in the scope of its ambition, the depth and complexity of its range, and its commitment to bringing the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to all Australians, Magabala Books looms large on the Australian literary landscape.' (Introduction)
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