By Blanchard, NanIllustrated by Clarkson, Giselle
Six-year-old Hazel tends her colony of shoebox snails while observing, with varying degrees of understanding, her father's illness and final decline. Nan Blanchard's assured eye is a rare quality in a new writer; seldom has the world of a young child been so delicately or acutely... observed. Impending loss forms the heart of this story, but it's charming and funny, too. Richly rewarding and cleverly layered, adults will be as drawn to it as children.Read more
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Nan Blanchard is a professional clinician who also teaches in the Professional Clinician, Counselling & Guidance Programmes at the Institute of Education, Massey University. She lives in Wellington. Hazel and the Snails is her first novel for young readers.
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