Publishing Information for Books by Mavis Thorpe Clark

Most of the books by Mavis Thorpe Clark were re-issued as new editions, and many were published for American, English, German and/or Japanese audiences. Some titles were published in Australia in alternative formats including audio and braille (though only alternative formats for The Min-Min have been included below).

Teenage Fiction

Hatherly's First Fifteen by M.R. Clark

  • Auckland: Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd., 1930.
    254 pages; hard-cover; 19cm; col. frontis. & 4 b/w illus. by F.E. Hiley.

Dark Pool Island by M. Thorpe Clark

  • Serial for boys and girls published in The Argus (Melbourne) and The Courier-Mail (Brisbane) in 1936.
  • Reprinted for children in the Sydney Morning Herald in 1947.
  • Melbourne: Oxford University Press Geoffrey Cumberlege, 1949.
    112 pages; hard-cover; 19cm; not illus.

The Twins from Timber Creek by Mavis T. Clark

  • Radio serial entitled "The Little Folks from Bundy" for 3DB in 1947.
  • Melbourne: Oxford University Press Geoffrey Cumberlege, 1949.
    112 pages; hard-cover; 19cm; not illus.

Home Again at Timber Creek by M. Thorpe Clark

  • Melbourne: Oxford University Press Geoffrey Cumberlege, 1950.
    110 pages; hard-cover; 19cm; not illus.

Jingaroo by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Serial entitled "The Red School" published in "The Young Folks' Page" of The Australasian in 1936.
  • Melbourne: Oxford University Press Geoffrey Cumberlege, 1950.
    186 pages; hard-cover; 19cm; not illus.
  • Adapted as a radio serial for 3DB in 1951, with a re-run in 1953.

Missing Gold by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Newspaper serial published in the Australasian under the title of "Sunnymount School" in 1936.
  • Later rewritten as a radio serial for 3DB with the title "Sunnyview School".
  • London: Hutchinsons, 1951.
    224 pages; hard-cover; 19cm; not illus.

The Brown Land was Green by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Melbourne: William Heinemann, 1956.
    219 pages; hard-cover; 21cm; 6 b/w illus. by Harry Hudson.
  • Awarded "Highly Commended" by the Australian Children's Book Council "Book of the Year" in 1957.
  • Special paperback edition for New South Wales schools
    Melbourne: Heinemann, 1957.
    219 pages; soft-cover; 180cm; 6 b/w illus. by Harry Hudson.
  • 1961 Adapted by the author into 52-episode serial for the ABC.
  • Melbourne: Lansdowne Press, 1967.
    219 pages; hard-cover; 21cm; 6 b/w illus. by Genevieve Melrose.
  • Excerpt included in English Today Book One by F.J. Allsopp, O.W. Hunt & J. Blogg
    Sydney: John Wiley and Sons Australasia, 1971.
    "Wide Open Spaces: Gulla Tank", pages 140-141.
  • Hornsby: Hodder and Stoughton, 1975.
    239 pages; hard-cover; 220cm; not illus.
  • A combined classic hardback edition
    The Brown Land was Green / The Min-Min
    Sydney: John Ferguson, 1982.
    471 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.
  • Artwork for the cover included in Dromkeen: A Journey into Children's Literature by Jeffrey Prentice and Bettina Bird
    Knoxfield, Victoria: J.M. Dent, 1987.
    "Chapter 3: A Journey into Australian Children's Literature - New Directions in Australian Children's Fiction", pages 108-109.
  • Re-released as Kammoora
    Port Melbourne: Mammoth Australia, 1990.
    239 pages; paperback; 18cm; not illus.

Gully of Gold by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Melbourne: Heinemann, 1958.
    194 pages; hard-cover; 19cm; 6 b/w illus. by Anne Graham.
  • 1962 Adapted by the author into 52-episode radio serial for the ABC.
  • Melbourne: Lansdowne, 1969.
    191 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; 6 b/w illus. by Rachel Tonkin.

Pony From Tarella by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Melbourne: William Heinemann Ltd, 1959.
    222 pages; hard-cover; 20cm; 7 b/w illus. by Jean M. Rowe.
  • Melbourne: Lansdowne Press, 1969.
    205 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; 6 b/w illus. by Rachel Tonkin.
  • London: Hodder and Stoughton (Knight Books), 1977.
    290 pages; paperback; 21cm; not illus.

They Came South by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Melbourne: William Heinemann, 1963.
    234 pages; hard-cover; 21cm; 4 b/w illus. by Joy Murray.
  • 1961 Adapted by the author into 52-episode serial for the ABC.
  • Melbourne: Lansdowne Press, 1971.
    219 pages; hard-cover; 21cm; illus. by Peter McMahon.

The Min-Min by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Melbourne: Lansdowne Press, 1966.
    206 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; 22 b/w illus. by Genevieve Melrose.
  • Awarded "The Children's Book of the Year" by The Children's Book Council of Australia in 1967.
  • Reprinted
    Melbourne: Lansdowne Press, May 1967.
    206 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; 22 b/w illus. by Genevieve Melrose.
  • Reprinted
    Melbourne: Lansdowne Press, November 1967.
    206 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; 22 b/w illus. by Genevieve Melrose.
  • London: Angus and Robertson, 1967.
    206 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; 22 b/w illus. by Genevieve Melrose.
  • New York: Macmillan, 1969.
    216 pages; hard-cover; 21cm; not illus.
  • Chosen as a "Notable Book" by The American Library Association in 1`969.
  • Transcribed into braille
    North Sydney: New South Wales Department of Education, 1969.
    8 volumes of interpoint braille.
  • Transcribed into braille
    Gillies Plains, South Australia: Royal Society for the Blind of South Australia.
    5 vols of interpoint braille.
  • German edition entitled Sylvia und der Taugenichts (Sylvia and the Good-for-nothing)
    Baden-Baden: Signal-Verlag, 1969.
    192 pages; hard-cover; 21cm; not illus.
  • Japanese edition entitled Departure of the Girl Called Sylvie
    Translated by Yoko Inokuma
    Kodan-Sha: Tokyo, 1971.
  • London: Collins (Armada Lions), 1973.
    187 pages; paperback; 18cm; not illus.
  • The 1973 William Collins edition produced as a sound recording (recorded by John Fitzgerald)
    Burwood, NSW: Royal Blind Society of New South Wales.
    2 sound cassettes, 15/16 ips, 4 track, mono.
  • Sydney: Hodder and Stoughton, 1974.
    233 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.
  • German edition entitled Sylvia und der Taugenichts (Sylvia and the Good-for-nothing)
    Ravensburg, West Germany: Otto Maier Verlag, 1974.
    165 pages; paperback; 18cm; frontis. 1 b/w map.
  • Edition for the USA
    New York: Macmillan, 1978.
    216 pages; paperback; 18cm; not illus.
  • A combined classic hardback edition: The Brown Land was Green / The Min-Min
    Sydney: John Ferguson, 1982.
    471 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.
  • Reprinted
    Sydney: Hodder and Stoughton, 1982.
    233 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.
  • Sydney: Hodder and Stoughton, 1982.
    233 pages; paperback; 18cm; not illus.
  • Reprinted
    Sydney: Hodder and Stoughton, 1983.
    233 pages; paperback; 18cm; not illus.
  • Excerpt included in Reading Between the Lines Book 5 by Margaret Brownie
    Sydney: Martin Education, 1984, revised 1992.
    "Unit 26 Comprehension: The Min-Min", pages 53-55.
    "Unit 28 Cloze Exercise: The Min-Min", page 59.
  • Port Melbourne: Mammoth Australia, 1990.
    233 pages; paperback; 18cm; not illus.
  • Ringwood, Penguin (Penguin Australian Essentials), 2000.
    240 pages; paperback; 18cm; not illus.
  • Excerpt included in Celebrate! compiled by Margot Hillel and Anne Hanzl
    Ringwood: Viking Books, 1996.
    "The Emergence of the Teenager 1964-1969: The Min-Min", pages 85-89.

Blue Above the Trees by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Melbourne: Lansdowne Press, 1967.
    198 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; b/w illus. by Genevieve Melrose.
  • Awarded "Commended" by The Children's Book Council of Australia in 1967.
  • Appeared on the Select List of the American Library Association in 1969.
  • Reprinted
    Melbourne: Lansdowne Press, 1968.
    198 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; b/w illus. by Genevieve Melrose.
  • London: Angus & Robertson, 1968.
    198 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.
  • Sydney: Hodder and Stoughton, 1970.
    228 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.
  • Reprinted
    Sydney: Hodder and Stoughton, 1974.
    228 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.
  • Edition for the USA
    New York: Meredith Press, 1969.
    248 pages; hard-cover; 21cm; b/w illus. by Genevieve Melrose.
  • Excerpt included in Shadow and Shine: An Anthology of Gippsland Literature - Australia 1788-1988 compiled by Patrick Morgan
    Churchill, Victoria: Centre for Gippsland Studies, Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education, 1988.
    "Losing the Lyrebirds", pages 112-113.

Spark of Opal by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Melbourne: Lansdowne, 1968.
    173 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; 7 b/w illus. by Genevieve Melrose.
  • London: Methuen, 1968.
    172 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; 7 b/w illus. by Genevieve Melrose.
  • German edition entitled Die Stadt der Funkelnden Steine (The City of Sparkling Stones)
    Baden-Baden: Signal-Verlag, 1970.
    183 pages; hard-cover; 21cm; 7 b/w illus. by Genevieve Melrose.
  • The German edition won a place on the Deutscher Jugendbuchpreis (German Children's Book Award) in 1971.
  • London: Methuen, 1971.
    175 pages; hard-cover; 23cm; 7 b/w illus. by Genevieve Melrose.
  • Excerpt included in English Today Book One by F.J. Allsopp, O.W. Hunt & J. Blogg
    Sydney: John Wiley and Sons Australasia, 1971.
    "Where the Opal Seekers Go: Treasure Hunters at Coober Pedy", pages 160-161.
  • Edition for the USA
    New York: Macmillan, 1973.
    215 pages; hard-cover; 2cm; not illus.
  • German edition entitled Die Stadt der Funkelnden Steine (The City of Sparkling Stones)
    Ravensburg, West Germany: Otto Maier Verlag, 1976.
    183 pages; paperback; 18cm; not illus.
  • Sydney: Angus & Robertson (Bearbacks series), 1979.
    Hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.

Nowhere to Hide by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Melbourne: Lansdowne, 1969.
    188 pages; hard-cover; 23cm; b/w illus. by Genevieve Melrose.

Iron Mountain by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Melbourne: Lansdowne, 1970.
    182 pages; hard-cover; 23cm; map & 6 b/w illus. by Ronald Brooks.
  • Edition for the USA
    New York: Macmillan, 1970.
    204 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.
  • Edition for the UK
    London: Methuen, 1972.
    176 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; 2 maps.
  • Edition for the UK
    London: Methuen, 1972.
    179 pages; paperback; 18cm; 2 b/w maps.
  • Edition for the UK
    Leicester: Knight / Brockhampton Press, 1974.
    189 pages; paperback; 18cm; 2 b/w maps.
  • German edition entitled Das Erz in den Bergen (The Ore in the Mountains) by Mavis T. Clark
    Baden-Baden: Signal-Verlag, 1972.
    208 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.
  • Sydney: Hodder and Stoughton, 1974.
    223 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.
  • German edition entitled Das Erz in den Bergen (The Ore in the Mountains)
    Ravensburg, West Germany: Otto Maier Verlag, 1976.
    192 pages; paperback; 18cm; not illus.

New Golden Mountain by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Melbourne: Lansdowne, 1973.
    165 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.
  • Edition for the USA entitled If the Earth Falls in
    New York: Seabury Press, 1975.
    165 pages; hard-cover; 23cm; not illus.
  • Excerpt from If the Earth Falls in included in Accents by W.K. Durr, J. Pescosolido & G.A. Hayward
    Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1978.
    "Perspectives: A Distant Eye", pages 278-291.
  • Melbourne: Hutchinson, 1988.
    165 pages; paperback; 20cm; not illus.
Photo: small pile of MTC paperbacks.

Wildfire by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Hornsby, NSW: Hodder and Stoughton, 1973.
    176 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.
  • Reprinted
    Hornsby, NSW: Hodder and Stoughton, 1974.
    176 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.
  • Edition for the USA
    New York: Macmillan, 1974.
    211 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.
  • Edition for the UK
    London: Hodder and Stoughton (Knight Books), 1976.
    176 pages; paperback; 18cm; not illus.
  • German edition entitled Als der Tag in Flammen Stand (When the Day was in Flames)
    Baden-Baden: Signal-Verlag, 1975.
    174 pages; hard-cover; 21cm; not illus.
  • Excerpt included in Disaster and Survival Rigby English
    Port Melbourne: Rigby Heinemann, 1994.
    "Module 3: A Surf Rescue", pages 69-71.
  • Excerpt included in Nelson English Student Book 4 by John Jackman & Wendy Wren
    South Melbourne: Nelson, 1996.
    "Unit 12 Bushfire", pages 60-61.
  • Excerpt included in Secondary English Book Two Year/Grade 9 by R.K. Sadler, T.A.S. Hayllar & C.J. Powell, adapted for South Africa by A. Mpofu, S. Nomvete & D. Pule
    Manzani, Swaziland: Macmillan, 1997.
    "Unit 15 Comprehension: Firestorm", pages 224-226.

The Sky is Free by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Sydney: Hodder and Stoughton, 1974.
    175 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.
  • Edition for the USA
    New York: Macmillan, 1976.
    173 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.
  • Film and Television Rights were bought by Walt Disney, 1976.
  • German edition entitled Nur der Himmel ist Frei (Only the Sky is Free)
    Baden-Baden: Signal-Verlag, 1977.
    176 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.
  • Port Melbourne: Mammoth, 1990.
    175 pages; paperback; 18cm; not illus.
  • German edition entitled Nur der Himmel ist Frei (Only the Sky is Free)
    Taschenbuch: Arena.
    183 pages; paperback; 18cm; not illus.

The Hundred Islands by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Sydney: Hodder and Stoughton, 1976.
    134 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; 33 b/w illus. by Astra Lacis.
  • Edition for the USA
    New York: Macmillan, 1977.
    152 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.

A Stranger Came to the Mine by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Melbourne: Hutchinson, 1980.
    184 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; 11 b/w illus. by Jane Walker.
  • Sydney: Ashton Scholastic, 1981.
    184 pages; paperback; 18cm; 11 b/w illus. by Jane Walker.

Solomon's Child by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Melbourne: Hutchinson, 1981.
    213 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.
  • Ringwood: Penguin Books, 1983.
    213 pages; paperback; 18cm; not illus.
  • Reprinted
    Ringwood: Penguin Books, 1984.
    213 pages; paperback; 18cm; not illus.
  • Melbourne: Australian Magpie Rigby, 1984.
    213 pages; paperback; 19cm; not illus.
  • Excerpt included in Starting Points: English Action for Junior Secondary Students by David McLean
    Melbourne: Longman Australia, 1995.
    "Differences and Difficulties: Solomon's Child", pages 56-57.

Young and Brave: Stories of Nine Steadfast Young Australians by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Sydney: Hodder and Stoughton, 1984.
    183 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; not illus.
  • Excerpt included in A Python for a Pet (Eureka Treasure Chest: Stage 5.2) edited by Pat Edwards
    Melbourne: Longman Cheshire, 1988.
    "Tommy and Phar Lap", pages 50-59.
  • Excerpt included in What, No TV? (Eureka Treasure Chest: Stage 5.3) edited by Pat Edwards
    Melbourne: Longman Cheshire, 1988.
    "Trefoil: Island of Tragedy", pages 82-94.

Biography

Pastor Doug by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Pastor Doug: The Story of an Aboriginal Leader
    Melbourne: Lansdowne, 1965.
    245 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; 12 pages of b/w plates.
  • Revised edition
    Pastor Doug: The Story of Sir Douglas Nicholls, Aboriginal Leader
    Melbourne: Lansdowne, 1972.
    259 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; 12 pages of b/w plates.
  • Leather-bound copy presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Sir Douglas Nicholls in London as a gift from the Victorian Government
  • Paperback edition
    Pastor Doug: The Story of Sir Douglas Nicholls, Aboriginal Leader
    Melbourne: Seal Books, 1975.
    259 pages; paperback; 18cm; 12 pages of b/w plates.
  • Transcribed into braille
    Prahran, Victoria: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, 1968.
    8 volumes of interpoint braille.
  • Excerpt included in Discovering Democracy: Lower Secondary Units edited by J. Argus, C. Glascodine, M. Russell & B. Vaughan
    Carlton South: Curriculum Corporation, 1998.
    "Men and Women in Political Life", page 134.

Joan and Betty Rayner: Strolling Players by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Melbourne: Lansdowne, 1972.
    166 pages; hard-cover; 23cm; 6 pages of b/w plates.

The Boy from Cumeroogunga: The Story of Sir Douglas Ralph Nicholls, Aboriginal Leader by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Sydney: Hodder and Stoughton, 1979.
    179 pages; hard-cover; 22cm; 8 pages of b/w plates.
  • Sydney: Hodder and Stoughton, 1981.
    179 pages; paperback; 18cm; 8 pages of b/w plates.

No Mean Destiny: The Story of the War Widow's Guild of Australia 1945-85 by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • South Yarra: Hyland House, 1986.
    288 pages; hard-cover; 24cm; 36 pages of b/w plates: photos, facsims.

Other Non-Fiction

John Batman by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Melbourne: Oxford University Press (Great Australians series), 1962.
    30 pages; paperback; 20cm; 8 b/w illus. and facsims.
  • Included in Six Great Australians, Third Series
    Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1965.
    30 pages; paperback; 20cm; 8 b/w illus. and facsims.
  • Reprinted with corrections
    Melbourne: Oxford University Press (Great Australians series), 1971.
    30 pages; paperback; 19cm; 8 b/w illus. and facsims.

Fishing by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • London: Oxford University Press (Early Australians series), 1963.
    32 pages; paperback; 20cm; b/w illus. by Joy Murray.

The Pack Tracker by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Melbourne: Oxford University Press (Early Australians series), 1968.
    32 pages; paperback; 20cm; 10 b/w illus. by Shirley Turner.

Opal Mining by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • London: Oxford University Press (Life in Australia series), 1969.
    32 pages; paperback; 20cm; 14 b/w illus. by Barbara Taylor.

Iron Ore Mining by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • London: Oxford University Press (Life in Australia series), 1971.
    32 pages; paperback; 20cm; 11 b/w illus. by Jocelyn Bell.

Readers for Primary School Students

The Lilly-Pilly by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Sydney: Rigby (Australian Magpie), 1979.
    78 pages; paperback; 18cm; 12 b/w illus. by Prue Chammen.

Joey by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Sydney: Addison-Wesley (The Mount Gravatt Reading Series Level 4), 1980.
    24 pages; paperback; 21cm; 21 colour illus. by Joanna McKeown.

Boo to a Goose by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Sydney: Addison-Wesley (The Mount Gravatt Reading Series Level 5), 1981.
    30 pages; paperback; 21cm; 20 colour illus. by Bruce Riddell.

The Thief Who Came Quietly by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Sydney: Addison-Wesley (The Mount Gravatt Reading Series Level 6), 1982.
    32 pages; paperback; 21cm; 25 colour illus. by Barry Luks.

Phar Lap, Australia's Wonder Horse by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Short story included in Feather or Fur (Young Australia series Level 9) edited by Peter Durkin, pages 22-26.
    Melbourne: Thomas Nelson, 1982.
    64 pages; paperback; 21cm; 21 colour illus. by Joanna McKeown.

Soft Shoe by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Melbourne: Martin Educational (Bookshelf Stage 5), 1988.
    85 pages; paperback; 19cm; 8 b/w illus. by Ziba Westenberg.

Tommy and Phar Lap by Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • Excerpt from Young and Brave: Stories of Nine Steadfast Young Australians included in A Python for a Pet (Eureka Treasure Chest: Stage 5.2) edited by Pat Edwards, pages 50-59
    Melbourne: Longman Cheshire, 1988.
    97 pages; paperback; 24cm; colour illus.

Trefoil: Island of Tragedy

  • Excerpt from Young and Brave: Stories of Nine Steadfast Young Australians included in What, No TV? (Eureka Treasure Chest: Stage 5.3) edited by Pat Edwards, pages 82-94
    Melbourne: Longman Cheshire, 1988.
    97 pages; paperback; 24cm; colour illus.

Short Stories or Non-Fiction Included in Collected Works

  • "Found on the Waterfront" by Mavis Thorpe Clark in The Boy, page
    Melbourne: Morris and Walker, 1940s.
  • "A Good Save" by M. Thorpe Clark in The Boy: The Australian Boy's Annual
    Sydney: Allied Enterprises, 1940s.
  • "New Girls at Clifton" by Mavis Thorpe Clark in The Girl
    Sydney: Allied Enterprises, 1940s.
  • "Mystery in Dormitory 5" by Thorpe Clarke (sic) in Cole's Great Book for Boys, pages 172-192
    Melbourne: E.W. Cole, 1948.
  • "In the Wrong Colours" by M. Thorpe Clarke (sic) in Cole's Great Boys' Book No. 2, pages 116-120, edited by Turner Lee and illustrated by Noel Rhoden.
    Melbourne: E.W. Cole, 1950s.
  • "A Race for a Rope" by Mavis Thorpe Clark in Australian Children's Annual (Cassell's Adventure Series), pages 92-99, edited by Nance Donkin and illustrated by Henry Ford, Jack Truscott and Cecily Fricker.
    Sydney: Lothian, 1963.
  • "Sir John Monash" by Mavis Thorpe Clark in Australia in Wars (Southern Cross Series), pages 29-41, edited by Jane Barnaby and illustrated by Andre Sollier.
    North Melbourne: Cassell Australia, 1974.
  • "The White Mouse" by Mavis Thorpe Clark in Australian Escape Stories (Cassell's Adventure Series), page 116-128, edited by Jane Barnaby and illustrated by Michael Payne.
    North Melbourne: Cassell Australia, 1976.
  • "Jackey-Jackey the Gentleman Bushranger" by Mavis Thorpe Clarke (sic) in Australian Bushrangers (Southern Cross Series), pages 42-53, edited by Jane Barnaby and illustrated by Jack Larkin.
    North Melbourne: Cassell Australia, 1977.
  • "The Haunted Hills" by Mavis Thorpe Clark in A Handful of Ghosts: Thirteen Eerie Tales by Australian Authors, pages 91-103, collected by Barbara Ker Wilson.
    Sydney: Hodder and Stoughton, 1976 and reprinted by Knight Books as a paperback in 1979.

References About Mavis Thorpe Clark

  • The Early Dreaming: Australian Children's Authors on Childhood compiled by Michael Dugan, pages 11-21.
    Milton, Queensland: The Jacaranda Press, 1980.
  • The Oxford Companion to Australian Children's Literature by Stella Lees and Pam Macintyre, pages 97-98.
    Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1993.
  • Innocence and Experience: Essays on Contemporary Australian Children's Writers by Walter McVitty, pages 7-35.
    Melbourne: Thomas Nelson Australia, 1981.
  • Something About the Author Autobiography Series Volume 5 edited by Adele Sarkissian, pages 69-87.
    Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1988.

Links - Writers and Writing

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