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Home Child: A child migrant in New Zealand

Home Child: A child migrant in New Zealand (Hardback)

By McMillan, Dawn
Illustrated by Bowles, Trish

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* Based on the true story of Pat Brown, sent to NZ from England as a child migrant after the Second World War * Movingly written, stunningly illustrated, easily read * Dawn McMillan is famed author of worldwide hit I Need a New Bum!

ISBN 9780947506582
Published 1 April 2019 by Oratia Media
Format Hardback
In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780947506582
ISBN-10 0947506586
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Oratia Media
Imprint Oratia Books
Publication Date 1 April 2019
International Publication Date 9 April 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By McMillan, Dawn
Illustrated by Bowles, Trish
Category Picture Storybooks
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 270mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 450g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
Library of Congress Immigrant children - History - 20th century - New Zealand, Forced migration - Colonies - History - Great Britain - New Zealand
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 304.893041
Catalogue Code 968124

Description of this Book

London 1950: a father makes the heart-wrenching decision to send his children to New Zealand for a better life. Young Pat and one of her sisters are allowed to stay together when the four are adopted out, but they will never see their father again. Many years after coming to New Zealand, Pat and her sister are reunited with their brother and sister and one other sister that didn't travel to New Zealand with them. Home Child hauntingly captures the experience of young children consigned to a new life in a strange country, with its sadness and also happy times. Included is biographical information about Pat and her tireless work for child migrants in New Zealand, and an explanation of the history of the thousands of children that were sent all over the world from England. In 2010 Nelson resident Pat Brown represented New Zealand at the British Government's official apology to child migrants. This is her story.

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Author's Bio

Dawn McMillan is the much-loved author of numerous children's books including the international hit I Need a New Bum! In this emotion-filled story she shows her writing talent is not restricted to humour. Dawn has meticulously researched the story and developed a friendship with Pat. Trish Bowles is a wellrespected and widely published illustrator. She lives in Christchurch.

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