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.