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The Travelling Restaurant

The Travelling Restaurant
 

When 12 year old Jasper Ludlow's parents flee the city, he gets left behind and finds refuge on The Travelling Restaurant, a sailing ship captained by old Dr Rocket and crewed by feisty Polly. Jasper faces challenges, adventures, storms and hungry pirates. Should he go in search ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781877467776
Published 1 July 2011 by Gecko Press
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Else, Barbara

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ISBN-13 9781877467776
ISBN-10 1877467774
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; usually ships 5-14 working days
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Publication Date 1 July 2011
International Publication Date 1 April 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Else, Barbara
Category Award Winning
Picture Storybooks
Junior Ficton Finalists 2012
LIANZA 2012 Finalists
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 325g
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code 179821

Description of this Book

In the reign of Lady Gall (Provisional Monarch of Fontania), the word 'magic' is forbidden ... When 12 year old Jasper Ludlow's parents flee the city, he gets left behind and finds refuge on The Travelling Restaurant, a sailing ship captained by old Dr Rocket and crewed by feisty Polly. Jasper faces challenges, adventures, storms and hungry pirates. Should he go in search of his parents, or his lost baby sister? Who should he trust? And why is Lady Gall hunting him?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Esther Glen Medal for Junior Fiction 2012. -- Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Honour Award 2012. -- Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Junior Fiction 2012. -- Shortlisted for PANZ Book Design Awards: Best Children's Book 2012.

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Author's Bio

Barbara Else is the author of numerous bestselling adult novels and books for children, and has edited a number of collections of stories for children, as well as an anthology in which top New Zealand writers talk about grandparenthood. With her husband, writer Chris Else, Barbara runs TFS, a Wellington-based literary agency and assessment service. See more at www.elseware.co.nz or follow her blog at www.TalesofFontania.com. The New Zealand Herald reviewer, commenting on the 'quieter, deeper' humour in Barbra's writing, said it is 'found in her dark, sardonic point of skew, in her quirky, wry vignettes that are a fond satire of modern middle class life and those who live it ...' Her first novel, The Warrior Queen, was shortlisted for the Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Her children's fiction has won a host of awards, including a 2012 White Raven Award and the 2012 NZ IBBY for The Travelling Restaurant. She was the Victoria University of Wellington Writer in Residence for 1999, received a Creative New Zealand Scholarship in Letters in 2004, and was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to literature in 2005.

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