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The Book that made me

A celebration of the books that influenced some of the most acclaimed authors from Australia and the world.

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32320004143966 YA820.8 BOO
Young Adult Non Fiction   Maitland library . . Available .  
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ISBN 9781922244888 (pbk.)
Classification Number YA820.8 BOO
Title The Book that made me [BK]
Physical Description black and white illustrations, portraits ;
Note A collection of personal stories featuring: Randa Abdel-Fattah, Bernard Beckett, Cathy Cassidy, Felicity Castagna, Queenie Chan, Kate Constable, Rachael Craw, Alison Croggon, Cath Crowley, Ted Dawe, Ursula Dubosarsky, Simon French, Mandy Hager, Simmone Howell, Catherine Johnson, Will Kostakis, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Benjamin Law, Julia Lawrinson, Sue Lawson, Brigid Lowry, Emily Maguire, Catherine Mayo, Sue McPherson, Jaclyn Moriarty, Mal Peet, James Roy, Shaun Tan, Jared Thomas, Fiona Wood and Markus Zusak.
Contents Forword / Judith Ridge -- A Feverish Desire to Possess / Rand Abdel-Fattah -- Twelve Reasons / Markus Zusak -- A Short Leap / Cathy Cassidy -- "What Happens Next?" / Will Kostakis -- The Great Sense of Unease / Mandy Hager -- Hooked (and a Bit Unsettled) / Shaun Tan -- Thwack! / Fiona Wood -- Becoming Human / Bernard Beckett -- Looking Where I'm Standing / Felicity Castagna -- This World is More Than What Can Be Seen / Ambelin Kwaymullina -- What the Doctor Recommended / Queenie Chan -- Of Magic and Memory / Kate Constable -- The Big Scooby-Doo Reveal / Rachael Craw -- Sweet Dreams and Social Fails / Simmone Howell -- Every Disgusting Detail / Benjamin Law -- Challenging the Machinations of Racism / Jared Thomas -- Invested with Enchantment / Alison Croggon -- It Looks Like a Comic / Mal Peet -- My First Reader / Ursula Dubosarsky -- In Folded Arms / Cath Crowley -- What Would Edith Do? / Emily Maguire -- Putting the World to Rights / Catherine Mayo -- Beyond the Influence / Ted Dawe -- Only White People Lived in Books / Catherine Johnson -- Set My Senses Alight / Sue Lawson -- Happy Endings / Brigid Lowry -- You'll Go Blind: A Cautionary Tale about the Power of Reading / Julia Lawrinson -- Ingenious Decisions / Sue McPherson -- James Remembering / James Roy -- Seeing Red / Jaclyn Moriarty -- About the Authors -- About the Indigenous Literacy Foundation -- Books Mentioned in the Collection -- Writers Mentioned in the Collection -- Acknowledgements.
A celebration of the books that influenced some of the most acclaimed authors from Australia and the world.
Classification For young adults.
Subject Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) -- Anecdotes
Authors Australia -- Biography
Short stories, Australian
Australian poetry
Australian literature
Authors, Australian
Books and reading
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Additional Author Abdel-Fattah, Randa
Beckett, Bernard, 1968-
Cassidy, Cathy, 1962-
Castagna, Felicity
Chan, Queenie
Constable, Kate, 1966-
Craw, Rachael
Croggon, Alison, 1962-
Crowley, Cath
Dawe, Ted
Dubosarsky, Ursula, 1961-
French, Simon, 1957-
Hager, Mandy
Howell, Simmone
Johnson, Catherine
Kostakis, William
Kwaymullina, Ambelin
Law, Benjamin, 1982-
Lawrinson, Julia
Lawson, Sue, 1963-
Lowry, Brigid
Maguire, Emily, 1976-
Mayo, Catherine
McPherson, Sue, 1967-
Moriarty, Jaclyn
Peet, Mal
Roy, James
Tan, Shaun
Thomas, Jared
Wood, Fiona
Zusak, Markus
Ridge, Judith
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