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Description - Loop by Brian Caswell

Brian is one of Australia's bestselling and most awarded children's authors (Only the Heart sold 71,000 copies; A Cage of Butterflies 62,000) Loop is a collection of 15 short stories written in Brian's unique style Stories range from humorous to serious Ideal for classroom study and discussion for 12-15 year olds Market comparisons- Margo Lanagan's Black Juice Same innovative format as Ursula Dubosarsky's Red Shoe

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780702235894
ISBN-10: 070223589X
Format: Paperback / softback
(213mm x 141mm x 16mm)
Pages: 196
Imprint: University of Queensland Press
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Brian Caswell

Brian Caswell spent his very early years in the mountains of Wales moving to England for seven years before emigrating with his family to Australia at the age of twelve. He remembers his mother writing and reading stories to the family, and of being immersed in books from an early age. He thinks he is the only kid to have a letter sent home to his parents asking them to stop him reading. Equally central to his life as reading is his love of music. Beginning at the age of ten he had a successful career as a singer and writer of songs - one of his songs made the top 40. In the late 70's he moved out of the music industry. Brian started teaching in 1976. Of his years as a teacher he says-'I loved teaching; for twelve or fourteen years I loved it. But when I stopped loving it, I stopped loving it totally.' Teaching English was, in a roundabout way, what got Brian into writing. Around the mid-eighties he found that many of the books set for classroom study were no longer making any impression on students. So he thought he would write one himself. He admits his first book wasn't at all good - but it was good enought for Barbara Ker Wilson, the editor for young adult fiction at the University of Queensland Press to spend time with him pointing out what worked and what didn't. As an author on the shortlist in 1989, Brian found himself invited to schools to talk to kids about hi

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