‘The shark caller’ and ‘The dog with seven names’ and ‘Crafting animal characters in fiction for young readers’

Dianne Lyn Wolfer

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Abstract

This thesis presents two novels linked by their exploration of social themes using animal characters. The Dog with Seven Names, a work of historical fiction for young readers, uses an animal viewpoint to explore the impact of war upon north­western Australia 1939-1943. The Shark Caller, a contemporary cross-cultural quest-fantasy for teenage readers, explores environmental issues in Papua New Guinea. The accompanying exegesis, "Crafting Animal Characters in Fiction for Young Readers", explores my own authorial practice in the context of a discussion based on a wider survey of exemplar Australian children's titles featuring animal characters.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date4 Jul 2017
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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