48 Shades of Brown
|Genre||Young adult novel|
|Published||1999 (Penguin Books)|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|LC Class||PZ7.E1264 Aae 1999|
48 Shades of Brown is the title of a young-adult novel by Australian author Nick Earls, published by Penguin Books in 1999. The novel was awarded Children's Book of the Year: Older Readers by the Children's Book Council of Australia in 2000. The novel has been adapted into a play and a film.
In his final year at school, and with his parents overseas, Dan is forced to grow up fast when he moves in with his 22-year-old aunt Jacq and her eccentric friend Naomi. His story is light-hearted and funny, with a definite twist of insanity.
In 2001, Philip Dean adapted the novel into a play for the La Boite Theatre Company. The play's script was published by Currency Press. The novel was also adapted into a film, titled 48 Shades, which is now available on DVD after screening across cinemas in Australia in 2006.
- "Nick Earls". The Conversation. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "48 Shades - Film Reviews - Film - Entertainment". smh.com.au. 30 August 2006. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- Bantock., Nick. "Boy Proof, 48 Shades of Brown, The Order of the Poison Oak, and The Riddles of Epsilon - Reviewed by Colleen Mondor". Eclectica Magazine v9n3. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- Dean, Philip (2001). 48 Shades of Brown. Sydney: Currency Press. ISBN 9780868196527.
- Children's Book Council of Australia The Children's Book Of The Year Awards: Winners and Shortlists 2000–2009.
- Sunny Garden Official Nick Earls website blurb, praise and jacket designs.
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