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Issue Details: First known date: 1985... 1985 Little Brother
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'The shots were so close they seemed to explode inside Vithy's head. He threw himself to the ground and clapped his hands over his ears . . . It's Cambodia. The killing machine that is the Khmer Rouge is in power. Vithy has lost everyone and everything he loved - except his older brother, Mang. They've escaped from almost certain execution, but the brothers become separated and Vithy is left alone to 'follow the lines . . . to the border' - his brother's last instructions. But which lines? Which border? A tale of the journey of a boy alone and in danger as he tries to find his brother and escape to freedom.' (Source: Google Books)

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Unit Suitable For:

AC: Years 5 and 6 (NSW Stage 3).

General Capabilities

Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding, Intercultural understanding

Affiliation Notes

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

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Nelson , 1985 .
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      Extent: 144p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0170065545
      Series: y separately published work icon Young Australia. Extension Nelson (publisher), Melbourne : Nelson , 1986 Z1850985 1986 series - publisher children's
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Blackie ,
      1985 .
      Extent: 128p.
      ISBN: 021691616X
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Nelson , 1986 .
      Extent: 144p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0170054497 (series), 0170068439
      Series: y separately published work icon Young Australia. Extension Nelson (publisher), Melbourne : Nelson , 1986 Z1850985 1986 series - publisher children's
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Viking ,
      1992 .
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      Extent: 144p.p.
      Edition info: First American ed.
      ISBN: 9780670843817, 0670843814
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1995 .
      Extent: 133p.
      Description: map.
      ISBN: 0140341994
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 2004 .
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      Extent: 153p.
      Description: 1 map
      ISBN: 0143301748 (pbk.)
Alternative title: Achter elke boom een vijand
Language: Dutch
    • Amsterdam,
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      Netherlands,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Ploegsma ,
      1986 .
      Extent: 109p.p.
      ISBN: 9789021608877, 9021608871

Works about this Work

[Review] Little Brother Geraldine Ditchburn , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 18 no. 3 2004; (p. 63-64)

— Review of Little Brother Allan Baillie , 1985 single work children's fiction
Allan Baillie's Cambodia Allan Baillie , 1997 single work essay
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 41 no. 4 1997; (p. 6-9)
Attitudes to War in Australian Children's Literature Anne M. O'Sullivan , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , April vol. 5 no. 1 1994; (p. 34-48)
O'Sullivan seeks to 'identify attitudes to war in Australian children's literature' in the period 1914-1994, noting in particular the movement from identification with Britain and the Empire in the early decades of this period to an affinity with Asia and the Pacific in the latter decades (34). The discussion begins with a literature review of Australian and overseas critical research in this field and then surveys a large number of (mainly Australian) novels with war as the central/pivotal theme. O'Sullivan concludes that there has been a change in attitudes to war in Australian children's literature, whereby 'once Australia was part of the British Empire and prepared to fight for that anywhere in the world, now multicultural Australia takes a broader view and sees herself as part of a global family' (47).
New Titles for Children and Young People B.H. , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books , March vol. 45 no. 7 1992; (p. 173-74)

— Review of Little Brother Allan Baillie , 1985 single work children's fiction
[Review] Little Brother N.V. , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Horn Book Magazine , Mar/April vol. 68 no. 2 1992; (p. 201-202)

— Review of Little Brother Allan Baillie , 1985 single work children's fiction
[Review] Little Brother Geraldine Ditchburn , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 18 no. 3 2004; (p. 63-64)

— Review of Little Brother Allan Baillie , 1985 single work children's fiction
Book Council Boosts New Writers Walter McVitty , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 July 1986;

— Review of Arkwright Mary Steele , 1985 single work children's fiction ; Little Brother Allan Baillie , 1985 single work children's fiction
The Rite Stuff is a Modest Award Winner Sally McInerney , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 July 1986; (p. 46)

— Review of Arkwright Mary Steele , 1985 single work children's fiction ; The Changelings of Chaan David J. Lake , 1985 single work novel ; The Green Wind Thurley Fowler , 1985 single work children's fiction ; First There was Frances Bob Graham , 1985 single work picture book ; Burke and Wills Roland Harvey , 1985 single work information book ; Little Brother Allan Baillie , 1985 single work children's fiction ; Felix & Alexander Terry Denton , 1985 single work picture book
Hardship and Humour : Country Life Recalled Laurie Copping , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 April 1986; (p. B2)

— Review of The Changelings of Chaan David J. Lake , 1985 single work novel ; The Green Wind Thurley Fowler , 1985 single work children's fiction ; Little Brother Allan Baillie , 1985 single work children's fiction
Dollar glooom, but the boom goes on Walter McVitty , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 July 1986;

— Review of Little Brother Allan Baillie , 1985 single work children's fiction
Allan Baillie's Cambodia Allan Baillie , 1997 single work essay
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 41 no. 4 1997; (p. 6-9)
Know the Author : Allan Baillie Alfred R. Mappin , 1987 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 2 no. 2 1987; (p. 16-18)
Of Hopes and Njimbins Fay Griffiths , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Looking Back (1988-1788) : The Bicentennial Book of the Rockhampton Writers' Club 1988; (p. 31-32)
Attitudes to War in Australian Children's Literature Anne M. O'Sullivan , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , April vol. 5 no. 1 1994; (p. 34-48)
O'Sullivan seeks to 'identify attitudes to war in Australian children's literature' in the period 1914-1994, noting in particular the movement from identification with Britain and the Empire in the early decades of this period to an affinity with Asia and the Pacific in the latter decades (34). The discussion begins with a literature review of Australian and overseas critical research in this field and then surveys a large number of (mainly Australian) novels with war as the central/pivotal theme. O'Sullivan concludes that there has been a change in attitudes to war in Australian children's literature, whereby 'once Australia was part of the British Empire and prepared to fight for that anywhere in the world, now multicultural Australia takes a broader view and sees herself as part of a global family' (47).
Judges' Report 1986 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 100 1986; (p. 11-16)
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