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NZ Children’s Book Reviews reviews “Reach” by Hugh Brown

As we approach the last day of 2012 I am writing my last review for the year. Things haven’t gone entirely to plan and I haven’t quite reached my goal of one review a month but I have done pretty … Continue reading

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NZ Children’s Book Reviews reviews “Sacrifice”

Sacrifice Written by Joanna Orwin Reviewed by Katharine Derrick Teaching notes available at http://www.harpercollins.co.nz/docs/teachernotes/9781869509125.pdf At last, after what feels like months of putting the NorthWrite 2012 festival ahead of reading, I have finished Joanna Orwin’s Sacrifice. I have to say … Continue reading

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NZ Children’s Book Reviews Interviews Janice Marriott

 Janice Marriott How did Thor’s Tale come about? I have always been interested in the Shackleton story, and sceptical about the claims made for Shackleton’s leadershp.  When I found the ship’s carpenter’s grave in Wellington cemetary I thought it was … Continue reading

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NZ Children’s Book Reviews reviews “Thor’s Tale”

Thor’s Tale by Janice Marriott Reviewed by Katharine Derrick Teaching notes available at: http://harpercollins.co.nz/docs/teachernotes/9781869505721.pdf I love Thor’s Tale! It was sitting on my bookshelf for a long time before I read it because of two unfortunate conclusions 1) it’s for … Continue reading

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