Re: RARA-AVIS: Noir kiddie lit

From: William Denton (
Date: 27 Mar 2002

On 27 March 2002, Chris Routledge wrote:

: The Spillane children's book was _The Day the Sea Rolled Back_ (1979), and
: it won the Junior Guild Literary Award in (I think) that year. I haven't
: read it so can't comment on its toughness or otherwise.

Aha, thanks. That led me to his other YA novel, THE SHIP THAT NEVER WAS
(1982). A library web site has this summary of the first one: "A man and his 12-year-old son lose all hope of finding a sunken treasure in the Caribbean. Then one day a strange thing happens to the sea."


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : : Caveat lector.

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