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Granny McFlitter, the Champion Knitter

Granny McFlitter, the Champion Knitter (Paperback)

By Haylock, Heather
Illustrated by Chisholm, Lael

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Granny McFlitters family have had enough of her knitting. But when a ship runs aground, spilling oil into the sea, a call goes out for small jumpers for the shivery rescued penguins. Its the moment Granny has been waiting for!

ISBN 9780143770541
Barcode 9780143770541
Published 26 February 2018 by Penguin
Format Paperback
In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780143770541
ISBN-10 0143770543
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 26 February 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Haylock, Heather
Illustrated by Chisholm, Lael
Category Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Picture Storybooks
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
NZ Book Award Finalists 2018
Picture Book Finalist 2018
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 212mm
Height: 260mm
Spine: 4mm
Weight 175g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code 884150

Description of this Book

Based on true events, a lively picture book about a sprightly granny who knits warm jumpers for little blue penguins after the oil spill following the wrecking of the Rena, with illustrations by the winner of the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award. But did Granny stop knitting?Oh no, she did not!She kept right on knitting ...like it or not!Granny McFlitter's knitting was unstoppable! From cardies with spots to knitted fly swats, her knitting needles flew as she created knitted delights for her ever-despairing family. But then an opportunity arose to knit for a good cause- to keep the little blue penguins warm after the oil from the Rena had been cleaned off their feathers. This heart- and feathers-warming story with its important environmental message and award-winning illustrations will be sure to delight.

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Author's Bio

About the author As a child, Heather Haylock could often be found reading a book while sitting on her horse, or perched way up high in a tree. She lives in Auckland where she has the best task in the world - helping five year olds learn to read books too. (But in a classroom, not on a horse or in a tree.) She loves the challenge of knitting words into stories. Now, thanks to her research for Granny McFlitter and the penguins, Heather is also able to knit yarn into jumpers. If you want to find her, try looking up. She may be reading or writing a book, or knitting a jumper, way up high in a tree. Heather's original manuscript of Granny McFlitter, the Champion Knitter was shortlisted for the Storylines Joy Cowley Award in 2012. About the illustrator Lael Chisholm has loved drawing ever since she was old enough to hold a pencil. After years of scribbling and doodling at school, home and any other place where a pen and paper was handy, she decided to call her scrawls art, and to share them with the world. Nowadays she spends her free time drawing at her home in Feilding. Lael's illustrations for Granny McFlitter, the Champion Knitter by Heather Haylock won the 2017 Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Illustration.

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