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Don’t we live in America? Rose Lovell-Smith

A Made-Up Place: New Zealand in Young Adult Fiction Anna Jackson, Geoff Miles, Harry Ricketts, Tatjana Schaefer and Kathryn Walls Victoria University Press, $40.00, ISBN 9780864736970   Chapter four of this collection of essays by five authors is called “Utopia”.…
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Past and future worlds, Rose Lovell-Smith

Ebony Hill  Anna Mackenzie Longacre, $19.99, ISBN 9781877460487   Blood Lines  T K Roxborogh Penguin Books, $40.00, ISBN 9780143205050   Both these books are sequels to earlier publications honoured by the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards and by other…
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Boyznbooks, Rose Lovell-Smith

And Did Those Feet Ted Dawe Longacre Press, $18.99, ISBN 9781877361494 Single Fin Aaron Topp Random House, $18.99, ISBN 1869417844 Castaway: The Diary of Samuel Abraham Clark, Disappointment Island, 1907 Bill O’Brien Scholastic, $16.99, ISBN 1869437500 Boyznbikes Vince Ford Scholastic,…
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Posted in Children, Fiction, Literature, Young adults

Long ago and far away, Rose Lovell-Smith

The Drover’s Road Collection: Adventures in New Zealand  Joyce West Bethlehem Books & Ignatius Press, $35.95 [approx], ISBN 1883937698 Joyce West published Drover’s Road with Dent in London in 1953. Two further volumes about Gay Allan and the other Drover’s…
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A slimming diet, Rose Lovell-Smith

Scarface and the Angel William Taylor Longacre Press, $14.95, ISBN 1877135445 Afterwards  David Hill Mallinson Rendel, $14.95, ISBN 090878354X Twenty-Four Hours Margaret Mahy Collins, $16.95, ISBN 0007113722 Leon Frances Cherry Mallinson Rendel, $14.95, ISBN 0908783582 Here’s a batch of four…
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Pious historians, pioneer ancestors, Rose Lovell-Smith

Nothing but Grass and Wind: The Rutherfords of North Canterbury Janet Holm, Hazard Press, $59.95 The Voyage of the ‘May Queen’ Margaret Drake Brockman, Merlin Books, price not given   In 1859 George Rutherford bought the lease of a largish…
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