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Oh Boy: A storybook of epic NZ men

Oh Boy: A storybook of epic NZ men
  

"Stories about Kiwi men who followed their dreams and made the world a better place. An inspiring and essential storybook for children of all ages, grown-ups included. Stories featured in this book are of Billy T. James, Bret McKenzie, Bruce McLaren, Edmund Hillary, Ernest Ruther... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143772545
Barcode 9780143772545
Release Date 1 October 2018 by Penguin
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Lipshaw, Stuart
Availability Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9780143772545
ISBN-10 0143772546
Stock Release date is 1 October 2018
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Release Date 1 October 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Lipshaw, Stuart
Category True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 198mm
Height: 255mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 930g
Dewey Code 305.31092293
Catalogue Code 922902

Description of this Book

There are many kinds of hero! OH BOY is a striking collection of true stories about amazing New Zealand men who busted stereotypes and broke through obstacles to follow their passion. Heroes can wear rugby boots or ballet shoes. They can go on adventures, build rockets, or imagine whole new worlds through their art. They try their hardest, and they never give up on their dreams. And YOU can become one of them! Just some of the amazing men whose stories are featured in this book are Billy T James, Bret McKenzie, Bruce McLaren, Edmund Hillary; Ernest Rutherford, Fred Hollows, Jemaine Clement, Jonah Lomu, Kelly Tarlton, Liam Malone, Neil Finn, Peter Jackson, Richie McCaw, Steven Adams, Taika Waititi, Willie Apiata, Witi Ihimaera - and many, many more. Find out all about how they rose to the challenge and overcame obstacles and stereotypes about what men can do! Their stories are accompanied by equally fabulous portraits specially created for the book by ten exceptionally talented New Zealand-based illustrators- Ant Sang, Bob Kerr, Daron Parton, Elliot O'Donnell (aka Askew One), Fraser Williamson, Michel Mulipola, Neil Bond, Patrick McDonald, Toby Morris and Zak Waipara. A companion volume to the number-one bestseller GO GIRL, OH BOY is essential and inspirational reading for New Zealanders of all ages. And that includes you too, grown ups!

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Author's Bio

Stuart Lipshaw is managing editor at New Zealand's biggest publishing house and works with some of New Zealand's finest writers to make incredible books. Writing a book of his own has been a lifetime dream come true - and he stayed up late at night for months to make it happen. He lives in Auckland with his wife Bridget and their two energetic boys, Marcus and Eddie.

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