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              How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (The Folk of the Air series) Perfect Christmas gift for fans of Fantasy Fiction

              How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (The Folk of the Air series) Perfect Christmas gift for fans of Fantasy Fiction (Paperback)

              By Black, Holly; Illustrated by Cai, Rovina

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              An irresistible return to the captivating world of Elfhame from bestselling Folk of the Air author Holly Black, with stunning full-colour illustrations by Rovina Cai. Once upon a time, there was a boy with a wicked tongue ... Before Cardan was a cruel prince or a wicked king, he ...was a faerie child with a heart of stone. In this sumptuously illustrated tale, Holly Black reveals a deeper look into the dramatic life of Elfhame's enigmatic high king. This tale includes delicious details of life before The Cruel Prince, an adventure beyond The Queen of Nothing, and familiar but pivotal moments from The Folk of the Air trilogy, told wholly from Cardan's perspective. This new instalment in the Folk of the Air series is a return to the heart-racing romance, danger, humour and drama that enchanted readers everyw here. Each chapter is paired w ith lavish and luminous full-colour art, making this the perfect collector's item to be enjoyed by audiences both new and old.
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              ISBN 9781471410017
              Released NZ 24 Nov 2020
              Publisher Hot Key Books
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Folk of the Air
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              They Threw Us Away
               

              They Threw Us Away (Hardback)

              By Kraus, Daniel; Illustrated by Cai, Rovina

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              • Internationally sourced

              Buddy wakes up in a garbage dump and, after finding other teddy bears there, becomes their leader as they embark on a perilous journey to fulfill their destiny.

              ISBN 9781250224408
              Released NZ 18 Nov 2020
              Publisher St Martin's Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series The Teddies Saga
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              How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (The Folk of the Air series) Perfect Christmas gift for fans of Fantasy Fiction
               

              How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (The Folk of the Air series) Perfect Christmas gift for fans of Fantasy Fiction (Hardback)

              By Black, Holly; Illustrated by Cai, Rovina

              • RRP: $32.99
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              • Pub Date
                2 Feb 21

              An irresistible return to the captivating world of Elfhame from bestselling Folk of the Air author Holly Black Once upon a time, there was a boy with a wicked tongue ... Before Cardan was a cruel prince or a wicked king, he was a faerie child with a heart of stone.

              ISBN 9781471409981
              Released NZ 2 Feb 2021
              Publisher Hot Key Books
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Folk of the Air
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              The Wind in the Wall

              The Wind in the Wall (Hardback)

              By Gardner, Sally; Illustrated by Cai, Rovina

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              A beautifully crafted new fairy tale with a dark twist. Be careful what you wish for. 'I have no idea how long I have been incarcerated in these ancient walls . . . Let me explain how I find myself in this predicament . . .' Set in the hot houses of a stately home in eighteenth c...entury England, a gardener falls from grace when the Duke sets him the impossible task of growing prize pineapples fit to show off in high society. The gardener's star falls further when he is replaced by Mr Amicus, a pineapple 'specialist', whom he believes to be a charlatan and a trickster - but nevertheless miraculously produces fruit to delight the Duke. Determined to uncover Mr Amicus's tricks, the gardener sneaks into the pineapple house to uncover the mysterious shrouded birdcage Mr Amicus carries with him. And what he finds changes his life for ever . . . A cautionary tale with echoes of myth and fairy tale, this bewitching fable will make you careful what you wish for.
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              ISBN 9781471404986
              Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Hot Key Books
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              And the Ocean Was Our Sky
               

              And the Ocean Was Our Sky (Hardback)

              By Ness, Patrick; Illustrated by Cai, Rovina

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              From the multi-award-winning author of A Monster Calls comes a haunting tale of power and obsession that turns the story of Moby Dick upside down."Call me Bathsheba." The whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt. Led by the formidable Captain Alexandra, they fight a never-endi...ng war against men. Then the whales attack a man ship, and instead of easy prey they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself... With their relentless Captain leading the chase, they embark on the final hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of whales and men.Exquisitely illustrated throughout in full-colour by Australian artist Rovina Cai, winner of the 2018 CBCA Crichton Award for Best New Illustrator.
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              ISBN 9781406383560
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2018
              Publisher Walker Books
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              And the Ocean Was Our Sky
               

              And the Ocean Was Our Sky (Paperback)

              By Ness, Patrick; Illustrated by Cai, Rovina

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              "Mind-bendingly brilliant and fearlessly strange." - Frances Hardinge "A haunting, lyrical fable." - The Bookseller "Awe-inspiring." - The Times, Children's Book of the WeekFrom the multi-award-winning author of A Monster Calls comes a haunting tale of power and obsession that tu...rns the story of Moby Dick upside down. The whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt. Led by the formidable Captain Alexandra, they fight a never-ending war against men. Then the whales attack a man ship, and instead of easy prey they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself... With their relentless Captain leading the chase, they embark on the final hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of whales and men.
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              ISBN 9781406385861
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2019
              Publisher Walker Books
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Giant and the Sea

              The Giant and the Sea (Hardback)

              By Jamieson, Trent; Illustrated by Cai, Rovina

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              A stunningly beautiful and powerful take on climate change, standing up for what you believe in, and the power of hope. With lyrical text by acclaimed author Trent Jamieson and illustrations by CBCA Award-winner Rovina Cai that will resonate long after reading. For fans of Shaun ...Tan and Armin Greder.
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              ISBN 9780734418876
              Published NZ 26 May 2020
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age 5-8 years
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              Elatsoe
               

              Elatsoe (Hardback)

              By Little Badger, Darcie; Illustrated by Cai, Rovina

              • RRP: $40.99
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              Imagine an America very similar to our own. It's got homework, best friends, and pistachio ice cream. There are some differences. This America been shaped dramatically by the magic, monsters, knowledge, and legends of its peoples, those Indigenous and those not. Some of these for...ces are charmingly everyday, like the ability to make an orb of light appear or travel across the world through rings of fungi. But other forces are less charming and should never see the light of day. Elatsoe lives in this slightly stranger America. She can raise the ghosts of dead animals, a skill passed down through generations of her Lipan Apache family. Her beloved cousin has just been murdered, in a town that wants no prying eyes. But she is going to do more than pry. The picture-perfect facade of Willowbee masks gruesome secrets, and she will rely on her wits, skills, and friends to tear off the mask and protect her family. Darcie Little Badger is an extraordinary debut talent in the world of speculative fiction. We have paired her with her artistic match, illustrator Rovina Cai. This is a book singular in feeling and beauty.
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              ISBN 9781646140053
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
              Publisher Misc - HarperCollins New Zeala
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
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              The Book of Dragons

              The Book of Dragons (Hardback)

              Edited by Strahan, Jonathan; Illustrated by Cai, Rovina

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              Scott Lynch, R.F. Kuang, Garth Nix and other modern masters of the fantastic put their unique spin on the greatest of mythical beasts-the dragon-in never-before-seen works written exclusively for this fantasy anthology compiled by award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan.

              ISBN 9780008331474
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Book of Dragons

              The Book of Dragons (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Strahan, Jonathan; Illustrated by Cai, Rovina

              • RRP: $35.00
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              Scott Lynch, R.F. Kuang, Garth Nix and other modern masters of the fantastic put their unique spin on the greatest of mythical beasts-the dragon-in never-before-seen works written exclusively for this fantasy anthology compiled by award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan.

              ISBN 9780008331481
              Released NZ 8 Jul 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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