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y separately published work icon Foxspell single work   novel   young adult   fantasy  
Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 Foxspell
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'Foxspell is a fable of shape-shifters and animal spirits, of teenage gangs and schoolyard friends and finding your place in the world—or worlds—all concentrated in a dense, vivid corner of the half-wild Adelaide hills. A Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Older Readers, Foxspell is a mysterious and unforgettable dream.

'Deserted by his father, Tod moves with his sisters and mother into his grandmother's house in the foothills of Adelaide, South Australia. He finds refuge in the hills and quarries, where he meets a fox spirit who teaches him to cross between the human and animal worlds. As his family life and his involvement in a local gang become more complicated, the lure of the fox grows ever stronger.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Also published in braille format and as sound recording.
  • Shortlisted for a 1996 KOALA Award (category unknown).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hyland House , 1994 .
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      Extent: 190p.
      Description: map.
      ISBN: 1875657320 (pbk.)
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Orion ,
      1998 .
      Extent: 217 p.p.
      Description: map.
      ISBN: 158814871 (pbk)
    • Balmain, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: Ligature , 2013 .
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      Extent: 192p.p.
    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hyland House , 1996 .
      Extent: 190p.
      Edition info: new
      Reprinted: 1998
      ISBN: 187565772X

Works about this Work

Masculinity and Animal Metamorphosis in Children's Literature Jo Coward , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Something to Crow About : New Perspectives in Literature for Young People 1999; (p. 135-145)
"This paper studies the nature of masculinity that is depicted through writer's use of animal metamorphosis in children's literature. It examines the concept of boy/animal transformation by exploring the ideology behind the metaphor." (Coward, Jo, 1999, p. 135)
Making It Really Feral Heather Scutter , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Making It Real : Proceedings of the Fourth Children's Literature Conference 1997; (p. 76-83)
The Festival Literary Awards : 1996 Katharine England , Daryl McCann , Ruth Starke , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 4 no. 2 1996; (p. 8-10)
Reading Excellence Terry O'Connor , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 August 1995; (p. wkd 6)
CBC Acceptance Speeches : Gillian Rubinstein Gillian Rubinstein , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 39 no. 4 1995; (p. 4-5)
Untitled Carmel Ballinger , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 9 no. 5 1994; (p. 32)

— Review of Foxspell Gillian Rubinstein , 1994 single work novel
Untitled Anna Jermolajew , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 8 no. 2 1994; (p. 40)

— Review of Foxspell Gillian Rubinstein , 1994 single work novel
Clawing a Path to Sanity Kate Veitch , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 November 1994; (p. 11)

— Review of Foxspell Gillian Rubinstein , 1994 single work novel
Crossing Points Stephen Matthews , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 166 1994; (p. 66-67)

— Review of Holding On Donna Sharp , 1994 single work novel ; The Wishing Moon Alison Stewart , 1994 single work novel ; Dreamslip Brian Caswell , 1994 single work novel ; Foxspell Gillian Rubinstein , 1994 single work novel ; The Ventriloquist Ted Greenwood , 1994 single work novel
Rubinstein's Spell Katharine England , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 8 October 1994; (p. 19)

— Review of Foxspell Gillian Rubinstein , 1994 single work novel
Masculinity and Animal Metamorphosis in Children's Literature Jo Coward , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Something to Crow About : New Perspectives in Literature for Young People 1999; (p. 135-145)
"This paper studies the nature of masculinity that is depicted through writer's use of animal metamorphosis in children's literature. It examines the concept of boy/animal transformation by exploring the ideology behind the metaphor." (Coward, Jo, 1999, p. 135)
Reading Excellence Terry O'Connor , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 August 1995; (p. wkd 6)
Making It Really Feral Heather Scutter , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Making It Real : Proceedings of the Fourth Children's Literature Conference 1997; (p. 76-83)
The People: Family Life Versus Individualism John Foster , Maureen Nimon , E. J. Finnis , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : An Exploration of Genre and Theme 1995; (p. 121-136)
The Festival Literary Awards : 1996 Katharine England , Daryl McCann , Ruth Starke , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 4 no. 2 1996; (p. 8-10)
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