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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 A Safe Place to Live
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'Once upon a time, my family lived in a place that was unsafe. People were always fighting and there was war everywhere. So we decided we must go on a journey to find a safer home to live.' (Trove record)

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Notes

  • Bic Walker escaped with her family from Vietnam as a refugee in 1979 when she was 3 years old. This is a true story based on her journey to Australia.
  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to John and Marie Terpstra, thank you for all your help in setting our family up in our first home in Australia. Thank you to my parents who risked everything to give us a better life.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has Vietnamese characters.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ashburton, Box Hill - Burwood area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Bic Walker , 2011 .
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      Extent: 1v. (unpaged)p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9780646565163 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

The Politics of Picture Books : Stories of Displaced Children in Twenty-first-century Australia Mary Tomsic , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: History Australia , vol. 15 no. 2 2018; (p. 339-356)

'This article uses cultural representations to write refugee history. It examines twenty-first-century picture books about displaced children, alongside published responses to them, to explore how refugee experiences and histories are constructed, both for and about children, in an Australian context. The visual literary form of picture books as political texts is examined as a space for discussion and dialogue. Published responses to them, however, more commonly reveal rigid interpretations of imagined readers, invoking binary divisions between displaced and non-displaced children. Through these sources, questions of humanisation and (de)politicisations in refugee history are considered.'  (Publication abstract)

A Safe Place to Live Written, Illustrated and Published by Bic Walker Hazel Edwards , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , December 2011;

— Review of A Safe Place to Live Bic Walker , 2011 single work picture book
A Safe Place to Live Written, Illustrated and Published by Bic Walker Hazel Edwards , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , December 2011;

— Review of A Safe Place to Live Bic Walker , 2011 single work picture book
The Politics of Picture Books : Stories of Displaced Children in Twenty-first-century Australia Mary Tomsic , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: History Australia , vol. 15 no. 2 2018; (p. 339-356)

'This article uses cultural representations to write refugee history. It examines twenty-first-century picture books about displaced children, alongside published responses to them, to explore how refugee experiences and histories are constructed, both for and about children, in an Australian context. The visual literary form of picture books as political texts is examined as a space for discussion and dialogue. Published responses to them, however, more commonly reveal rigid interpretations of imagined readers, invoking binary divisions between displaced and non-displaced children. Through these sources, questions of humanisation and (de)politicisations in refugee history are considered.'  (Publication abstract)

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