Josh (novel)

Josh (novel)

Josh is a young-adult novel by Ivan Southall, first published in 1971 by Angus & Robertson of Sydney, Australia. Southall was the first Australian to win the annual Carnegie Medal in Literature from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British subject. Both U.K. and U.S. editions were published within the calendar year.

The story is set in rural Victoria. According to a retrospective citation by the British librarians, city boy "Josh's stay at Ryan Creek belongs to any time and place where people from different worlds confront one another."

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Josh (novel) - Style and Reception
... Southall himself said of Joshthat it might not be his best book but it certainly was his most unusual ... It is written from Joshs point of view, the taut language effectively conveying his distress and frustration ... Michele Gill cites Joshas an early example of the sensitive and vulnerable hero, a theme which became more and more prominent in children's literature afterward ...