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Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 Flashback : The Amazing Adventures of a Film Horse
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1990 .
      Extent: 74p.
      ISBN: 0140344632 (pbk.)
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Mammoth ,
      1991 .
      Extent: 74p.
      ISBN: 0749707437
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 2002 .
      Extent: 74p.
      ISBN: 014330013X

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Works about this Work

Gillian Rubinstein and Her Women Barbara Minchinton , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August-December vol. 5 no. 2-3 1994; (p. 113-124)
Minchinton examines the stereotyped portrayals of women (particularly mothers) and girls in Rubinstein's novels and questions if perhaps her representations stem from Rubinstein's own childhood experiences of abandonment, grief and loss. In particular, Minchinton addresses Rubinstein's idealised 'earth Mother' as a counterpoint to the harshly portrayed 'working' and 'absent' mothers and asks a pertinent question: ' where does the story end and the personal pain begin?' (113). Minchinton observes a slight progression in Rubinstein's body of work towards a more rounded representation of womanhood and female sexuality, however overall, she argues that Rubinstein's characters '...may as well be heroes [as] they are not specifically female at all' (122).
A Hero is a Man...??? Gillian Rubinstein , 1993 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 8 no. 2 1993; (p. 5-9)
Untitled Anne Hanzl , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 6 no. 2 1991; (p. 32)

— Review of Flashback : The Amazing Adventures of a Film Horse Gillian Rubinstein , 1990 single work children's fiction
Untitled Stella Lees , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 35 no. 1 1991; (p. 25)

— Review of Flashback : The Amazing Adventures of a Film Horse Gillian Rubinstein , 1990 single work children's fiction
For Children Robin Morrow , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 15-16 September 1990; (p. 7)

— Review of I Hate Fridays : Stories from Koala Hills Primary School Rachel Flynn , 1990 single work children's fiction ; Flashback : The Amazing Adventures of a Film Horse Gillian Rubinstein , 1990 single work children's fiction
Untitled Anne Hanzl , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 6 no. 2 1991; (p. 32)

— Review of Flashback : The Amazing Adventures of a Film Horse Gillian Rubinstein , 1990 single work children's fiction
Kids' Books Meg Sorensen , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 126 1990; (p. 46-47)

— Review of Tearaways : Stories to Make You Think Twice Robin Klein , 1990 selected work short story ; Flashback : The Amazing Adventures of a Film Horse Gillian Rubinstein , 1990 single work children's fiction ; Fly into Danger Joan Phipson , 1977 single work children's fiction ; Unbearable! : More Bizarre Stories Paul Jennings , 1990 selected work children's fiction
Flashback for Rubinstein Katharine England , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 October 1990; (p. 17)

— Review of Flashback : The Amazing Adventures of a Film Horse Gillian Rubinstein , 1990 single work children's fiction
For Children Robin Morrow , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 15-16 September 1990; (p. 7)

— Review of I Hate Fridays : Stories from Koala Hills Primary School Rachel Flynn , 1990 single work children's fiction ; Flashback : The Amazing Adventures of a Film Horse Gillian Rubinstein , 1990 single work children's fiction
Untitled Stella Lees , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 35 no. 1 1991; (p. 25)

— Review of Flashback : The Amazing Adventures of a Film Horse Gillian Rubinstein , 1990 single work children's fiction
A Hero is a Man...??? Gillian Rubinstein , 1993 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 8 no. 2 1993; (p. 5-9)
Gillian Rubinstein and Her Women Barbara Minchinton , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August-December vol. 5 no. 2-3 1994; (p. 113-124)
Minchinton examines the stereotyped portrayals of women (particularly mothers) and girls in Rubinstein's novels and questions if perhaps her representations stem from Rubinstein's own childhood experiences of abandonment, grief and loss. In particular, Minchinton addresses Rubinstein's idealised 'earth Mother' as a counterpoint to the harshly portrayed 'working' and 'absent' mothers and asks a pertinent question: ' where does the story end and the personal pain begin?' (113). Minchinton observes a slight progression in Rubinstein's body of work towards a more rounded representation of womanhood and female sexuality, however overall, she argues that Rubinstein's characters '...may as well be heroes [as] they are not specifically female at all' (122).
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