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Snake and Lizard: 10th Anniversary Editon

Snake and Lizard: 10th Anniversary Editon
 

A series of stories about the friendship between Snake and Lizard.

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ISBN 9780958272070
Barcode 9780958272070
Published 1 June 2007 by Gecko Press
Format Hardback, New title
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Author(s) By Cowley, Joy
Illustrated by Bishop, Gavin
Series Snake and Lizard
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ISBN-13 9780958272070
ISBN-10 0958272077
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Publication Date 1 June 2007
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Cowley, Joy
Illustrated by Bishop, Gavin
Series Snake and Lizard
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Animal Stories
NZ Post Children's Book Awards 2008
Storylines Notable Books Awards 2008
Fiction
Short Stories
Children's and Educational
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 102
Dimensions Width: 146mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 325g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code 31296

Description of this Book

A series of stories about the friendship between Snake and Lizard. Written by Joy Cowley and illustrated by Gavin Bishop.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Junior Fiction 2008 -- Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Junior Fiction 2008 -- Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Children's Book of the Year 2008
US Review A sensitive snake and her lovable lizard companion enjoy a warm and touching relationship, shattering the stereotypes that commonly plague their cold-blooded species. The two become fast friends, first as housemates and later as business partners counseling fellow desert-dwellers on life and love. Cowley carves developed characters through concise dialogue, as Snake often balances her primal reptilian instincts against her shy disposition, creating witty moments within each chapter. Snake did, after all, eat one of Lizard's 97 siblings in her past: Lizard was right, she reflects. The little guy had been real sweet. She shudders, however, at the thought of addressing a baby rattler. You know all about snakes. It's your cousin! protests Lizard. Some cousins I don't speak to, Snake exclaims. Bishop's rich watercolor-and-pen illustrations complement the story, often portraying Lizard upright next to slithering Snake. His contained lines and splashes of color breathe air into the setting's dry surroundings. The New Zealand author-and-illustrator team solidly develops this pair's formidable friendship under the scorching desert sun. (Fiction. 7-10) (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author's Bio

Born in Levin in 1936, Joy was educated and worked at Palmerston North Girls High School and then attended Pharmacy College. Joy's writing career of more than 30 years has taken her around the globe where she has met children and teachers from Alaska to New York to South Africa to Brunei. Love, humour and a little twist at the end are key components of Joy'' writing and she loves to meet children and hear what they think about her stories and life in general. Over 600 titles of Joy's books have been published worldwide.

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