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Hot Off the New Zealand Presses

The New Zealand Post book of the year is Hunter, by Joy Cowley, and the New Zealand Herald says the survival story for 9 to 12 year olds was inspired by moa hunters, among other things. If you're wondering what I was wondering, a moa is an extinct flightless bird. (I looked it up.)  Cowley, the author of some 500 books for beginning readers,  had some stiff competition; one of the other books under consideration was written by Margaret Mahy, who recently won the Hans Christian Andersen prize.

Link: Joy Cowley official web site


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