The Ivory Trail

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The Ivory Trail
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First edition
Author Victor Kelleher
Cover artist Garry Moore
Country Australia
Language English
Genre Young adult, Horror
Publisher Viking Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 213 pp (first edition)
ISBN 0-670-88845-1

The Ivory Trail is a 1999 young adult horror novel by Victor Kelleher. It follows the story of Jamie Hassan who is coming of age in a traditional mysticism bohemian family. After receiving an ivory carving he is sent on journeys through time in order to find his spiritual guide.[1]


The Ivory Trail was first published in Australia in 1996 by Viking Press in trade paperback format.[2] In 2001 it was published in the United Kingdom by Puffin Books.[3] Its front cover is used in Australia as a visual text in the New South Wales English Stage 6 Syllabus Journeys Stimulus Booklet.[citation needed] The Ivory Trail was a short-list nominee for the 1999 Aurealis Award for best young-adult novel and best horror novel but lost to Dave Luckett's A Dark Victory and Christine Harris' Foreign Devil respectively.[4]


  1. ^ "Review". Eidolon Publications. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  2. ^ "Bibliography: The Ivory Trail". ISFDB. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  3. ^ "The Ivory Trail by Victor Kelleher". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  4. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2000 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 2010-01-21.