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            Magic Island: The Fictions of L.M. Montgomery
             

            Magic Island: The Fictions of L.M. Montgomery (Hardback)

            By Waterston, Elizabeth

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            Each chapter of 'Magic Island' discusses a different Montgomery book, following their progression chronologically. Waterston draws parallels between Montgomery's internal 'island', her personal life, her professional career, and the characters in her novels.

            ISBN 9780195430035
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2009
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            A Made-Up Place: New Zealand in Young Adult Fiction
               

            A Made-Up Place: New Zealand in Young Adult Fiction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jackson, Anna; Miles, Geoffrey; Ricketts, Harry; Schaefer, Tatjana; Walls, Kathryn

            "Most New Zealand writing for young adults is designed to appeal to adolescents everywhere. Is there anything, then, that is characteristically 'New Zealand' about it? To what extent does it derive from local experience, or address a local audience? Focusing on a series of overla...pping topics (race, sport, money, history, Englishness, future fictions, utopias and dystopias, religion and the 'Maori Gothic'), the contributors to this volume suggest that 'New Zealandness' is a sutble, at time almost invisible, but nevertheless pervasive concern in New Zealand young adult fiction"--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9780864736970
            Published NZ 12 Feb 2011
            Publisher Victoria University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults: Brave New Teenagers
             

            Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults: Brave New Teenagers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Basu, Balaka; Broad, Katherine R.; Hintz, Carrie

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            From the jaded, wired teenagers of M.T. Anderson's Feed to the spirited young rebels of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games trilogy, the protagonists of Young Adult dystopias are introducing a new generation of readers to the pleasures and challenges of dystopian imaginings. As the... dark universes of YA dystopias continue to flood the market,Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults: Brave New Teenagers offers a critical evaluation of the literary and political potentials of this widespread publishing phenomenon. With its capacity to frighten and warn, dystopian writing powerfully engages with our pressing global concerns: liberty and self-determination, environmental destruction and looming catastrophe, questions of identity and justice, and the increasingly fragile boundaries between technology and the self. When directed at young readers, these dystopian warnings are distilled into exciting adventures with gripping plots and accessible messages that may have the potential to motivate a generation on the cusp of adulthood. This collection enacts a lively debate about the goals and efficacy of YA dystopias, with three major areas of contention: do these texts reinscribe an old didacticism or offer an exciting new frontier in children's literature? Do their political critiques represent conservative or radical ideologies? And finally, are these novels high-minded attempts to educate the young or simply bids to cash in on a formula for commercial success? This collection represents a prismatic and evolving understanding of the genre, illuminating its relevance to children's literature and our wider culture.
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            ISBN 9781138921924
            Released NZ 21 May 2015
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Children's Literature and Culture
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            My First Book of Indonesian Words: An ABC Rhyming Book of Indonesian Language and Culture
             

            My First Book of Indonesian Words: An ABC Rhyming Book of Indonesian Language and Culture (Hardback, Contains 4 Hardbacks)

            By Hibbs, Linda; Illustrated by Laud, Julia

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            Includes a list of words included within text.

            ISBN 9780804845571
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2015
            Publisher Tuttle Publishing
            Interest Age 2-6 years
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            Michael Foreman: A Life in Pictures
             

            Michael Foreman: A Life in Pictures (Hardback)

            By Foreman, Michael

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            Foreman's work can be found on bookshelves across the world and has had a profound impact on illustration. This retrospective traces his life as an artist and storyteller for the first time, through a mix of anecdotes and images.

            ISBN 9781843652991
            Released NZ 23 Nov 2015
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age Children
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            Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading

            Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading (Paperback)

            By Mangan, Lucy

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            She was whisked away to Narnia - and Kirrin Island - and Wonderland. Lucy brings the favourite characters of our collective childhoods back to life - prompting endless re-readings, rediscoveries, and, inevitably, fierce debate - and brilliantly uses them to tell her own story, th...at of a born, and unrepentant, bookworm.
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            ISBN 9781784709228
            Released NZ 7 May 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books

            Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books (Hardback)

            By Pollard, Clare

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            What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about? What has Meg and Mog got to do with Polish embroidery? Why is death in picture books so often represented by being eaten? We've read Green Eggs and Ham, laughed at Mr Tickle and whetted our appetites with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.... But what lies behind the picture books that make up our childhood? Fierce Bad Rabbits takes us on an eye-opening journey on a pea-green boat through the history of picture books. From Edward Lear through to Beatrix Potter and contemporary picture books like Stick Man, Clare Pollard shines a light on some of our best-loved childhood stories, their histories and what they really mean. Because the best picture books are far more complex than they seem - and darker too. Monsters can gobble up children and go unnoticed, power is not always used wisely, and the wild things are closer than you think. Sparkling with wit, magic and nostalgia, Fierce Bad Rabbits weaves in tales from Clare's own childhood, and her re-readings as a parent, with fascinating facts and theories about the authors behind the books. Introducing you to new treasures while bringing your childhood favourites to vivid life, it will make you see even stories you've read a hundred times afresh.
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            ISBN 9780241354780
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise

            Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise (Hardback)

            By Rundell, Katherine

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            Katherine Rundell - Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and prize-winning author of five novels for children - explores how children's books ignite, and can re-ignite, the imagination; how children's fiction, with its unabashed emotion and playfulness, can awaken old hungers and... create new perspectives on the world. This delightful and persuasive essay is for adult readers.
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            ISBN 9781526610072
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Tale of Beatrix Potter: A Biography
              

            The Tale of Beatrix Potter: A Biography (EPUB ebook)

            By Lane, Margaret

            When Beatrix Potter died in 1943, few knew the full story of her life. Originally published only three years after Beatrix Potter's death, this book tells her story. It was extensively revised in 1985 to include new material that had come to light.

            ISBN 9780723265528
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            Language en
            Released NZ 6 Oct 2011
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Saint-Exupery: A Biography
              

            Saint-Exupery: A Biography (EPUB ebook)

            By Schiff, Stacy

            Born in 1900 of impoverished aristocracy, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, one of the century's great eccentrics, swiftly developed a mania for aviation, despite his chaotic mind and total technological incompetence. This title tells the story of Saint-Exupery.

            ISBN 9781446485323
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            Released NZ 31 Aug 2011
            Publisher Random House
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