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Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Time travel -- Fiction,
  • Science fiction

Book details:

About the Edition

In a future Australia, the saucy eighteen-year-old daughter of a famous newscaster and a sperm donor teams up with a hermaphrodite from the planet Choria in a time travel adventure that may significantly change both of their lives.

Edition Notes

StatementAlison Goodman.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.G6353 Si 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination261 p. ;
Number of Pages261
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3555820M
ISBN 100670036102
LC Control Number2002012161

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  SINGING tHE DOGStAR BLUES won the Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Novel, and was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction. It was also listed as a Children's Book Council Notable Book, and an American Library Association Best Book (). Ages 14+4/4(16). Luckily, Alison Goodman's world in SINGING THE DOGSTAR BLUES is remarkably believable and "real": I could very nearly see all that Joss sees through the sharp and precise writing. The one complaint I had about this book was the predictability of the ending. I figured out how things were going to unfold several chapters before Joss did/5(9). Get this from a library! Singing the Dogstar blues. [Alison Goodman] -- In a future Australia, the saucy eighteen-year-old daughter of a famous newscaster and a sperm donor teams up with a hermaphrodite from the planet Choria in a time travel adventure that may. About Singing the Dogstar Blues. Alison Goodman’s first novel – in a very special new edition! Seventeen-year-old Joss is a rebel, and a student of time travel at the prestigious Centre for Neo-Historical Studies. This year, for the first time, the Centre has .

"Singing the Dogstar Blues is a mystery story, a thriller, and a family drama, told in a vivid, sardonic, constantly hilarious style that swings the reader straight into the middle of this future It is an exhilarating novel that escapes the limitation of genre.". Buy a cheap copy of Singing the Dogstar Blues book by Alison Goodman. Alison Goodman's first novel - in a very special new edition! Seventeen-year-old Joss is a rebel, and a student of time travel at the prestigious Centre for Free shipping over $/5(4). In this case, however, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and Singing the Dogstar Blues succeeds in spite of its missteps. As a young adult novel, the narrative never talks down to the reader, which is a good thing/5(19). Alison Goodman - Singing the Dogstar Blues. Dedication For my mother and father, Charmaine and Doug Goodman, my dear friend, Karen McKenzie, and of course, Ron.4/5(32).