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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 April 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 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 1296
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 335g
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

Awards Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Junior Fiction 2012.

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Author's Bio

Barbara Else is the author of six adult novels and two children's novels. She is best known for her adult novels. Her most recent novel is Wild Latitudes (Random House NZ, 2007). The Warrior Queen (Godwit Publishing NZ, 1995) was sold to Australia, UK (Pan Macmillan) and Germany (Goldmann Verlag), and was a finalist in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards. She has previously written two novels for children: Tricky Situations (Random House NZ, 1999) and Skitterfoot Leaper (HarperCollins NZ, 1997). She is well-known in New Zealand for editing collections of stories for children; these include Showtime! and Dare and Double-dare (both Random House NZ). Barbara was the 1999 Victoria University Writer in Residence. In 2004 she was awarded a Scholarship in Letters from Creative New Zealand and in 2005 became a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to literature. She has an MA(Hons) from New Zealand's Otago University and has worked as a university tutor, an editor and a freelance writer.

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