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              Books by Frances Watts

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              The Chicken's Curse

              The Chicken's Curse (Paperback)

              By Watts, Frances

              • RRP: $18.99
              • $14.24
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              Felix and Livia are two runaways who are being pursued across the Roman empire, from the darkest, dampest corner of Gaul to the dry, desert sands of Tadmor. They must reach Rome by the Ides of April to rescue Livia's brother before he is sent into the arena to do battle with lion...s - and perhaps a vicious ostrich or two! Along the way, the pair are helped (and hindered) by a selfish sacred chicken, a foolish camel and a grumpy magic carpet as they encounter bandits, a shipwreck and a false accusation. Will they save Livia's brother in time, or will they all fall victim to the chicken's curse?
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              ISBN 9781760525569
              Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              The Secrets of Flamant Castle: The complete adventures of Sword Girl and friends
               

              The Secrets of Flamant Castle: The complete adventures of Sword Girl and friends (Paperback)

              By Watts, Frances; Illustrated by Rogers, Gregory

              • RRP: $24.99
              • $18.74
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              Fun and fantasy combine in this collection of six amusing stories about Tommy, the daring and curious girl who also happens to be Keeper of the Blades, and her cast of unusual friends including Lil, the talking cat, and Tommy's best friend Jasper, the ghost of a young squire.

              ISBN 9781743319543
              Published NZ 26 Mar 2014
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 5-8 years
              Series Sword Girl
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              44 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              Kisses for Daddy: Little Hare Books

              Kisses for Daddy: Little Hare Books (Board Book)

              By Watts, Frances; Illustrated by Legge, David

              • RRP: $20.50
              • $16.40
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              • Temporarily out of stock

              When a grumbly Baby Bear refuses to give his father a goodnight kiss, their bedtime routine is transformed into a delightful game, as Daddy imagines all the different sorts of kisses that other animal babies give their dads. Ages 2-4.

              ISBN 9781921272561
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2014
              Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont
              Interest Age 3-5 years
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              Leonard Doesn't Dance

              Leonard Doesn't Dance (Hardback)

              By Watts, Frances; Illustrated by Watson, Judy

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $23.39
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              A TOE-TAPPING STORY ABOUT FINDING YOUR OWN RHYTHM FROM THE AWARD-WINNING CREATORS OF GOODNIGHT, MICE! All the birds are excited about the Big Beaky Bird Ball - except Leonard. His warble-warble waltz with the magpies is more wobble-wobble, and his caw-caw can-can with the crows i...s a can't-can't. The seagulls are spinning, the rosellas are rocking and you should see the flamingo go-go-go! Everyone is jumping and jiving, but not Leonard. Leonard doesn't dance. Then an unexpected encounter changes everything ... From the award-winning creators of Goodnight, Mice! comes a toe-tapping new story about finding your own rhythm. AWARDS FOR GOODNIGHT, MICE! Winner - 2012 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Children's Fiction Notable Book - CBCA Book of the Year Award: Early Childhood PRAISE FOR GOODNIGHT, MICE! 'utterly flawless use of rich and poetic language ... a bedtime story to read aloud with gusto, to delight in and to savour. Very highly recommended' - Sydney's Child 'a charming, funny and reassuring story for littlies ... Recommended' - Magpies 'a story which will be read again and again' - West Australian
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              ISBN 9780733333040
              Published NZ 20 May 2019
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age 3-6 years
              Availability
              649 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Greatest Sheep in History

              The Greatest Sheep in History (Paperback)

              By Watts, Frances; Illustrated by Watson, Judy

              • RRP: $17.50
              • $13.65
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              Ernie and Maud strike again, proving that even the most ordinary person (and sheep) can be a superhero.

              ISBN 9780733323065
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2009
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age 6-9 years
              Series Ernie & Maud
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              The Gerander Trilogy: The Song of the Winns
               

              The Gerander Trilogy: The Song of the Winns (Paperback)

              By Watts, Frances; Illustrated by Watts, David

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $19.99
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              Alex, Alice and Alistair think they are just three ordinary mice, until Alistair mysteriously vanishes. Then Alex and Alice learn a secret about their family: a secret which means Alistair's life is in danger - unless Alex and Alice can find him first. So begins a hair- raising j...ourney... Ages 8+.
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              ISBN 9780733327865
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2010
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age Children
              Series The Gerander Trilogy
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              Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
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              A Rat in a Stripy Sock

              A Rat in a Stripy Sock (Paperback)

              By Watts, Frances; Illustrated by Francis, David

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $15.59
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              From award-winning author Frances Watts comes an uplifting story that shows how happiness can be found in the simplest of things. A book for all ages. A rain-swept day...A heart-lifting flash of colour! A story about the joy to be had in life's simplest pleasures -especially when... they are shared- and finding happiness in the most unexpected places. A book for all ages. 'This is the kind of book that young children can pore and ponder over; the illustrations are simple but vibrant, complementing the text but leaving plenty of detail to ensure the reader will linger over each spread.' Four Stars, Australian Bookseller & Publisher '...this picture book is a little gem as the rat imagines the difference his stripy sock will make. The illustrations perfectly capture the emotion of the book. The rat's facial expressions are priceless and he is so cute. The text is 'heart-lifting,' to quote a word from the book. It's a book to make you smile and maybe it's also saying something a lot of us need to hear about what is important in life. 'This gentle book is sure to become a favourite with children and their parents. It would make a good story for before bedtime as it's not only short but leaves positive images in the mind. Especially great for 0- 3 years but will be enjoyed by those older as well.' Good Reading
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              ISBN 9780733334603
              Published NZ 2 Nov 2017
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age 3-5 years
              Availability
              319 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Peony Lantern

              The Peony Lantern (Paperback)

              By Watts, Frances

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $15.59
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              • Temporarily out of stock

              The new historical saga from multi-award-winning author Frances Watts. A story of art, love and friendship, and finding your own path ...Kasumi, the daughter of an inn owner in a mountain valley, is brought to Edo as a lady-in-waiting for the wife of Lord Shimizu, a high-ranking ...samurai from a domain allied with the Shogun. While torn to be leaving the forest and valley she loves, it is also something of a relief: an unconventional girl, she chafes against the likely future laid out for her. She hopes that Edo will offer the opportunity of a different kind of life, different opportunities. And it does: as she is instructed in the accomplishments of a samurai lady alongside her mistress, she discovers she is a gifted artist - though it is impossible that a common girl from the mountains could possibly have any future in the arts, any more than there could be a future for her and Isamu, Lord Shimizu's nephew. But the concerns of the household outweigh Kasumi's own concerns. There are mysteries in Lord Shimizu's home; he and his wife Misaki have a dangerous secret, and Kasumi is gradually drawn into it. And as the tension simmering in the city due to the arrival of the foreigners increases, the effects are felt all too close to home ...Ages 12+
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              ISBN 9780733332920
              Published NZ 20 Jul 2015
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Raven's Wing
               

              The Raven's Wing (Paperback)

              By Watts, Frances

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $19.99
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              From multi-award-winning author Frances Watts comes a gripping new historial series. From bestselling and award-winning author Frances Watts comes the first in an incredibly exciting new series of standalone historical novels. Set in Ancient Rome, The Raven's Wing tells the story... of Claudia, who is wrenched from her happy life with her aunt and uncle to return to the home of her senator father, whom she hasn't seen since her mother died when she was very young. Soon Claudia starts to uncover the true reasons behind her father's newfound interest, and finds herself an unwitting pawn in her new stepmother's plots and schemes. Full of intrigue, romance and humour, The Raven's Wing takes you back to life in Ancient Rome, but with a voice that is entirely fresh and relatable for young women today. Ages: 10-14
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              ISBN 9780733332913
              Published NZ 21 Jul 2014
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Availability
              Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
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              The Secret of the Swords: Sword Girl Book 1
                

              The Secret of the Swords: Sword Girl Book 1 (Paperback)

              By Watts, Frances; Rogers, Gregory

              • RRP: $14.99
              • $14.99
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              The first book in a fun and exciting series by award-winning author Frances Watt and Kate Greenaway Medal winner Gregory Rogers, introducing Tommy - a feisty kitchen hand who longs to be a liege. When Tommy is finally promoted to Keeper of the Blades, will a missing sword ruin ev...erything?
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              ISBN 9781742377285
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2012
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 7-9 years
              Series Sword Girl
              Availability
              Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
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