Australian Children's Books Volume 3

Australian Children's Books Volume 3 : 1980-2000

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Australian Children's Books- A Bibliography-volume one by Marcie Muir and volume two by Kerry White-has provided an essential and authoritative reference for all those who appreciate the extraordinary richness of Australian writing for children. This much anticipated third volume brings the series up to the year 2000. The three volumes of the Bibliography list all Australian children's books published since 1774, from the earliest editions of the great discoverers' voyages (published for young British readers), to the most up-to-date works in many languages and formats by contemporary Australian authors. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author, with each author's books listed chronologically following date of publication of first edition with a physical description, publishing details, illustrations, awards received and, where necessary, remarks on content. In this volume, researchers, librarians, book collectors, specialist and antiquarian booksellers can follow the continuing careers of such authors as Mem Fox, Bob Graham, Robin Klein, Paul Jennings, Colin Thiele and Patricia Wrightson and track the remarkable diversity of Australianshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 720 pages
  • 223.52 x 299.72 x 53.34mm | 2,199.91g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • The Miegunyah Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 052285088X
  • 9780522850888

About Kerry White

In addition to two volumes of Australian Children s Books- a Bibliography, Kerry White has compiled Australian Children s Fiction, the Subject Guide (Jacaranda Wiley, 1993 and 1996), is a major contributor to The Source, a web-based guide to children s books and poetry, and has written numerous conference and journal papers, newspaper articles and reviews on Australian writing. She is a graduate of the University of Wollongong; in 1985 completing a doctoral thesis on Australian family stories, the first Doctorate of Philosophy entirely about Australian children s books awarded by an Australian university. Dr White tutored and lectured in Australian literature and children s books until leaving teaching in 1989 to concentrate on bibliography and writing. She has been a judge for the Children s Book Council of Australia, a member of the judging panel for the 2001 NSW Premier s Literary awards and is on the board of the newly formed Poetry Australia Foundation. The award of a National Library of Australia fellowship in 2001 made possible the completion of this third volume of the Bibliography.show more