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'Skip's an outsider, a quiet observer. He draws pictures to make sense of the world. He's never fitted in. So he takes to the streets. Life there may be hard, but it's better than the one he's left, especially when he teams up with old Billy. Then come the bombs which leave little Max in his care, and also Tia, the sad dancer, with her sweet baby, Sixpence. Scavenging for food, living on love and imagination...how long can Skip's fragile new family hold out as war grips the city?' (Publisher's blurb)

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  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has been translated into Chinese.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2009 .
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      Extent: 240p.
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      • Publication date: February 2009.
      ISBN: 9781741756586 (pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Holiday House ,
      2010 .
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      Extent: 180p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published February 15th 2010
      ISBN: 9780823422647, 082342264X
    • Dorking, Surrey,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Templar Publishing ,
      2011 .
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      Extent: 185p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published May 1st 2011
      ISBN: 9781848775633, 1848775636
Alternative title: 黑暗中的轻轻一吻
Transliterated title: Hei an zhong de qing qing yi wen
Language: Chinese

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The Kids Are Alright : Young Adult Post-disaster Novels Can Teach Us about Trauma and Survival Troy Potter , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 1 June 2020;

'COVID-19 is changing the way we live. Panic buying, goods shortages, lockdown – these are new experiences for most of us. But it’s standard fare for the protagonists of young adult (YA) post-disaster novels.' (Introduction)

Texts for Years 7-8 Deborah McPherson , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 45 no. 2 2010; (p. 75-76)
Book of the Year Older Readers - Honour Books 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 5-6)

— Review of The Winds of Heaven Judith Clarke , 2009 single work novel ; A Small Free Kiss in the Dark Glenda Millard , 2009 single work novel
Kids' Writers Queue Up for Kudos Katharine England , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 April 2010; (p. 50-51)
[Review] A Small Free Kiss in the Dark Susan La Marca , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 23 no. 1 2009; (p. 43-44)

— Review of A Small Free Kiss in the Dark Glenda Millard , 2009 single work novel
[Review] A Small Free Kiss in the Dark Joy Lawn , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 January 2009; (p. 53)

— Review of A Small Free Kiss in the Dark Glenda Millard , 2009 single work novel
Books Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 February 2009; (p. 27)

— Review of A Small Free Kiss in the Dark Glenda Millard , 2009 single work novel
Tales of Belonging and Identity Marisa Pintado , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 March 2009; (p. 18)

— Review of A Small Free Kiss in the Dark Glenda Millard , 2009 single work novel ; Keepinitreal Don Henderson , 2009 single work novel
A Wonderfully Simple Tale Ian Barry , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 - 22 March 2009; (p. 25)

— Review of A Small Free Kiss in the Dark Glenda Millard , 2009 single work novel
[Review] A Small Free Kiss in the Dark Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 24 no. 1 2009; (p. 43)

— Review of A Small Free Kiss in the Dark Glenda Millard , 2009 single work novel
Kids' Writers Queue Up for Kudos Katharine England , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 April 2010; (p. 50-51)
Texts for Years 7-8 Deborah McPherson , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 45 no. 2 2010; (p. 75-76)
The Kids Are Alright : Young Adult Post-disaster Novels Can Teach Us about Trauma and Survival Troy Potter , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 1 June 2020;

'COVID-19 is changing the way we live. Panic buying, goods shortages, lockdown – these are new experiences for most of us. But it’s standard fare for the protagonists of young adult (YA) post-disaster novels.' (Introduction)

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