Margaret Dunkle

Margaret Dunkle reviews 'The Man in the Red Turban' by David Martin

May 1979, no. 10 01 May 1979
Margaret Dunkle reviews 'The Man in the Red Turban' by David Martin
 I know nothing of David Martin’s childhood or family, but I think that he must come from a long line of slayers of dragons, and that somewhere during the formative years of his childhood he listened to many adult conversations on social justice and human dignity. At any rate, his adult life has been spent dealing with dragons, in one way or another. David Martin arrived in Australia in th ... (read more)

Margaret Dunkle reviews 'The Lonely Hearts Club' by Robin Klein and Max Dann

August 1987, no, 93 01 August 1987
Margaret Dunkle reviews 'The Lonely Hearts Club' by Robin Klein and Max Dann
Q: What is the most outdated, boring genre in children’s literature?A: The boys’ boarding school story, a fossil left over from the last century. Q: Would it be possible to revive it?A: Out of the question. And anyway, who would want to?   Miracles can still happen. Robin Klein and Max Dann, two of the most popular and successful contemporary children’s authors, have combined forces ... (read more)