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The Book of Hat

The Book of Hat
    

Like so many people her age, Harriet threw her thoughts down on a blog. However, her reasons for writing were different from her friends, and it was clear from the outset that she was a writer first and foremost. The Book of Hat captivates the reader with its facility for express... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780473272852
Published 1 January 2014 by Makaro Press
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Rowland, Harriet
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ISBN-13 9780473272852
ISBN-10 0473272857
Stock Ready to ship - between 10 to 50 items
Publisher Makaro Press
Imprint Submarine
Publication Date 1 January 2014
International Publication Date 8 February 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Rowland, Harriet
Category Award Winning
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Coping With Illness
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
NZ Book Awards Finalists 2015 - Non-fiction
LIANZA 2015 Finalists: Elsie Locke Non Fiction Award
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Young Adult General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Young adult;Young adult
Dewey Code 362.196994710092
Catalogue Code 473316

Description of this Book

Like so many people her age, Harriet threw her thoughts down on a blog. However, her reasons for writing were different from her friends, and it was clear from the outset that she was a writer first and foremost. The Book of Hat captivates the reader with its facility for expressing everything from the ordinary stuff of life to the almost unspeakable. And part of its charm for readers young and old is the author's ability to find happiness and good luck wherever she looks. This is one of the year's surprising reads: an upbeat book about living with cancer.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults: Non-Fiction 2015 -- Short-listed for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Elsie Locke Medal for Non-Fiction 2015

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Author's Bio

Harriet Rowland -- known as Hat -- was 17 when she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of cancer that began in her knee. At the time she was a student at Queen Margaret College in Wellington, New Zealand. Going through treatment was often a lonely time, as friends -- while supportive -- didn't always understand Hat's new life. This was until she fell in love with the character Hazel Grace from John Green's novel The Fault in Our Stars, a girl who talks honestly and openly about living with cancer. Like her, Hat found life changed in ways that were both good and bad: falling in love and hospital stays among them. And she was surprised by how much happiness there was still to find. Throughout her journey, Hat has kept a blog called My Experience of Walking the Dog, and this book is a collection of those posts edited with the author. Why the blog title? Her parents say cancer is like a dog -- fine if it stays in its own yard. Hat's dog got out. This is her unexpected story.

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