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P is for Price, Kay Hancock

Ready to Read and the PM Books: A Memoir  Hugh Price Gondwanaland Press, $5.00, ISBN 0958208395 This memoir follows on from Price’s earlier publication o! I am on an ox: Teaching reading in New Zealand 1877 to 2000 (2000). Ready…
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Truth vs the good story, Laura Kroetsch

Barbed Wire Between Us: A story of love and war Derek Round Random House, $29.95, ISBN 1869415248 Last of the Whalers: Charlie Heberley’s Story Heather Heberley Cape Catley, $29.95, ISBN 0908561903 In Search of Elisa Marchetti: A Writer’s Search for…
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Comprehensive, practical and well‑informed, Barbara Mabbett

School Textbooks published in New Zealand to 1960 Hugh Price, Dunmore Press with Gondwanaland Press, $33 In introducing this bibliography, Hugh Price modestly invites us to recognise the ‘good case’ for adding educational book publishers, to the teacher-student, relationship that…
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A 12 year old’s viewpoint, Nicola Chilton

Fabulous and Familiar: Children’s reading in New Zealand past and present Mary Atwool and others, Exhibition and Catalogue, National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 1991, $24.75 Books for Life Susan Price, The Gondwanaland Press, Wellington, 1991, $12 My Mum took…
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Posted in Children, Literature, Non-fiction, Review
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