Books by Mavis Thorpe Clark

Mavis Thorpe Clark was a prolific writer. She wrote mainly for children and teenagers, but also authored several biographies, a number of non-fiction titles, and many articles, short stories and scripts for newspaper, magazine and radio.

For additional information such as foreign language editions, excerpts appearing in other publications etc, please see the publishing information page.

Teenage Fiction

Photo: spines of several hard-cover books.

See also Articles, Short Stories and Scripts for a small selection of the range of material which has appeared in newspapers, magazines and on radio between the 1930s and the 1980s.


Other Non-Fiction

Readers for Primary School Students

Short Stories or Non-Fiction included in Collected Works

  • The Boy - "Found on the Waterfront", 1940s
  • The Boy: The Australian Boy's Annual - "A Good Save", 1940s
  • The Girl - "New Girls at Clifton", 1940s
  • Cole's Great Book for Boys - "Mystery in the Dormitory", 1948
  • Cole's Great Boy's Book No. 2 - "In the Wrong Colours", 1950s
  • Australian Children's Annual - "A Race for a Rope", 1963
  • Australia in Wars - "Sir John Monash", 1974
  • Australian Escape Stories - "The White Mouse", 1976
  • A Handful of Ghosts - "The Haunted Hills", 1976
  • Australian Bushrangers - "Jackey-Jackey the Gentleman Bushranger", 1977