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              Boy Who Could Fly and Other Magical Plays for Children

              Boy Who Could Fly and Other Magical Plays for Children (Paperback)

              By Dubosarsky, Ursula

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              Have you ever wished you could fly? Well a boy called Icarus and his father built themselves wings out of feathers and wax. Up they flew into the huge blue sky. But it wasn't as easy as it looked! Here are eleven easy-to-read, exciting and funny plays for children, based on stori...es from ancient Greek and Roman myths, where all sorts of very strange things can happen! A girl becomes a spider, a statue comes to life, a couple turn into a pair of lions and that's just a few of the startling transformations. Inspired by the Roman poet Ovid's Metamorphoses, these plays by multi award- winning author Ursula Dubosarsky, with lively illustrations by new illustrator Amy Golbach, are great fun for group performance, reading aloud, or just curling up by yourself with your eyes wide open, ready to be amazed! AUTHOR: Ursula Dubosarsky was born in Sydney and is the author of over 60 books for children and young adults. She has won several national prizes, including the NSW, Victorian, South Australian and Queensland Premier's Literary Awards. She has also been nominated for both the Hans Christian Anderson and Astrid Lindgren international awards for children's literature. She has published another book with Christmas Press: Two Tales of Twins from Ancient Greece and Rome, illustrated by David Allan (2014). Amy Golbach studied design at the University of Technology, Sydney, but it is drawing that has been her chief love from age three. Amy's freelance work has included book covers for other titles by Ursula Dubosarsky, as well as illustrations for A Miniature Christmas (Christmas Press, 2018). Amy currently lives in North London and enjoys walking in the nearby woods. SELLING POINTS: Multi award-winning author Easy, accessible plays for children are in great demand by schools Great way to introduce children to Greek and Roman myth Successfully tested by drama teachers Plays individually published in The School Magazine First print edition of the collected plays Lively illustratio
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              ISBN 9780994528094
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2019
              Publisher Christmas Press
              Interest Age Children
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              Sorcerer's Tower
               

              Sorcerer's Tower (Paperback)

              By Irvine, Ian; Illustrated by Cornish, D. M.

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              Join orphan Tamly and his best friend Kym as they embark on a dangerous mission to save their home from the evil forces that threaten it at every turn! Packed with magic, adventure, and unexpected twists and turns, bestselling author Ian Irvine's exciting fantasy quartet for youn...ger readers, fabulously illustrated by D.M Cornish, is a treat for readers aged 8-12. This new omnibus edition, published in the Second Look imprint of Christmas Press, contains all four books in the series: Book 1, Thorn Castle; Book 2, Giant's Lair; Book 3, Black Crypt; Book 4, Wizardry Craig. This edition with a new cover illustration by David Allan. 'It has all the things that turn reluctant readers into avaricious readers - fast moving plot, big grabby monsters and really cool illustrations.' (Reading Time)
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              ISBN 9780994528032
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2017
              Publisher Christmas Press
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Pocketful of Rhymes
               

              Pocketful of Rhymes (Paperback)

              By Fatchen, Max; Illustrated by Creamer, Kathy; Introduction by Brian, Janeen

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              From thirsty dogs to old horses to pesky seagulls and fishy tales; from family squabbles to sports day races and flooded creeks; from letting loose on a skateboard to dancing amongst the trees: these wonderful poems are full of joy, humour and keen observation and will entertain ...and amuse a whole new generation of young readers. This new edition of Max Fatchenas much-loved classic of childrenas poetry features an introduction by award-winning childrenas author Janeen Brian and lively cover and internal illustrations by Kathy Creamer.
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              ISBN 9780994528018
              Published NZ 1 May 2017
              Publisher Christmas Press
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Miniature Christmas

              Miniature Christmas (Paperback)

              By Alvarez, Beattie

              • RRP: $34.50
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              Australian Authors & Illustrators Goblins and genies, mice and magic, fairies and fun: a dozen spellbinding stories of miniature worlds at Christmas by established and emerging Australian writers for children, illustrated in full colour by talented new illustrators from Australia... and overseas. Featuring stories by Pamela Freeman, Stephen Hart, Dianne Bates, Natalie Jane Prior, Stephanie Smee, Oliver Phommavanh, Kathy Creamer, Ian Irvine, Juliet Marillier, George Ivanoff, Michael Grey, Rebecca Fung. Illustrated by Siobhan McVey, Sally Heinrich, Amy Golbach, Jennifer Polan, Kathy Creamer, Sandra Severgnini, Amy Bogard, Simone Hale, Penelope Pratley. Full colour illustrations
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              ISBN 9780648194514
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2018
              Publisher Christmas Press
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              Four the Run
               

              Four the Run (Paperback)

              By Masson, Sophie

              • RRP: $19.50
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              • Pub Date
                1 Sep 20

              Maxie, Fergie, Flash and Lady are good friends who live in Mrs Brown's farm shed. Life isn't exciting, but they're happy. Until the day they learn that Mrs Brown wants to sell them - to the scrap yard! So they decide to run away: and suddenly life becomes very exciting for the fo...ur lovable machines in a series of madcap adventures that will change everything. This is an exciting, funny chapter book, with warm and interesting characters who just happen to be machines! With lively, appealing illustrations by Cheryl Orsini, Four On the Run is a fresh and original adventure which is great both for reading aloud to pre-literate children and for young readers to read for themselves. AUTHOR: Sophie Masson is the award-winning author of over 60 books for children, young adults and adults. Her latest books include the children's historical novel War and Resistance (Scholastic Australia 2019), and several picture books: The Snowman's Wish (illustrated by Ronak Taher, Dirt Lane Press, 2020); A House of Mud (illustrated by Katrina Fisher, Little Pink Dog Books, 2020); There's A Tiger Out There (illustrated by Ruth Waters, Little Hare, 2019); and On My Way (illustrated by Simon Howe, Scholastic Australia, 2019). In 2019, Sophie received an AM (Member, General Division) award in the Order of Australia honours list. Cheryl Orsini has illustrated over 20 picture books including Caravan Fran (Lothian Books/Hachette Australia), The Tales of Mrs Mancini (ABC Books) The ABC Book of Cars, Trains, Boats and Planes (ABC Books), and Pom Pom, Where Are You? (Viking/Penguin). Her illustrations are also sought after by Australian magazines including Gardening Australia and The School Magazine. Cheryl lives in Sydney, with her husband and daughter.
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              ISBN 9780648194576
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Christmas Press
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              Fastest Ship in Space
               

              Fastest Ship in Space (Paperback)

              By Freeman, Pamela; Illustrated by Low, Yvonne

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              For Katie, exploring the far reaches of the Solar System in her family spaceship is just ordinary life - but living on Earth, now THAT would be exciting! There seems no way she and her brother, Sam, will ever see Earth, until they accidentally end up on the fastest Ship in space,... on its way to the Moon. But will they ever get there?
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              ISBN 9780994528063
              Published NZ 7 Jun 2018
              Publisher Christmas Press
              Interest Age Children
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              Christmas Cornucopia

              Christmas Cornucopia (Paperback)

              • RRP: $34.50
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              A Christmas Cornucopia is a delicious feast of Christmas stories - and food - from well-known and emerging Australian authors. With delectable illustrations by David Allan and Fiona McDonald, this is a book sure to make your tummy grumble! Featuring Wendy Blaxland, Sally Odgers, ...Sophie Masson, Jenny Blackford, Anna Bell, Phoebe McArthur, Debbie Tidball, Amani Gunawardana, Sharon Boyce, Victoria Nugent, Danielle Viera and Laura Hockley. Illustrated in full colour
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              ISBN 9780648194552
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Christmas Press
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              Phantasmic Detective Agency
               

              Phantasmic Detective Agency (Paperback)

              By Leatherdale, Julian

              • RRP: $27.50
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              • Pub Date
                1 May 20

              London, Christmas Eve, 1911: the world is changing fast: giant warships, aeroplanes with bombs, spies and assassins, fear of war with Germany. And the cosy lives of teenagers Lily and Leo Keeler, who long for adventure, are about to be torn apart by secrets, espionage and monstro...us creatures from the shadows. When a shadow-puppet play unexpectedly releases the hungry spectre of Shadow Wolf, Lily and Leo get more adventure than they ever bargained for, as they battle the threat with their uncle Alfred, a brilliant, notorious Sherlock Holmes- like paranormal detective. But that proves to be only the first mystery in a conspiracy that threatens the whole Keeler family, as Lily and Leo's stage magician parents vanish for real in the middle of their latest spectacular magic act. From the Royal Naval dockyards of Plymouth to the bone-stacked catacombs of Paris, Lily and Leo and their uncle must confront eerie creatures and spine-tingling danger as they are chased by a ruthless spy-ring determined to harness the dark forces of Magick as weapons of war... The Phantasmic Detective Agency is a gripping, original fantasy adventure novel for readers 10 plus. With bucketloads of colourful history, all the magic of the theatre and excitement galore, The Phantasmic Detective Agency is a cavalcade of imaginative steampunk delight! (Michael Pryor). AGES: 10 plus AUTHOR: Julian Leatherdale is a novelist, scriptwriter and playwright. His theatre work includes four comedy cabarets, two musicals (Alex in Videoland and The Golem of Prague), a monologue for Breaking Bread and the black comedy The Man Who Became Santa. He wrote animation scripts for children's TV with SquareZero, London and researched and co-wrote two Film Australia-ABC TV history documentaries The Forgotten Force and Return to Sandakan. His adult historical fiction novels are Palace of Tears (A&U, 2015 and HarperCollins Germany, 2016) and The Opal Dragonfly (A&U, 2018), with The City of Shadows(A&U), forthcoming in 2020.
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              ISBN 9780648194538
              Published NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Christmas Press
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              School is Driving Me Nuts, And Other Funny Plays for Kids
               

              School is Driving Me Nuts, And Other Funny Plays for Kids (Paperback)

              By Ball, Duncan; Illustrated by Smith, Craig

              • RRP: $22.99
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              Launch title for the Second Look imprint of Christmas Press, this hilarious collection of nine short plays for kids, written by popular author Duncan Ball, ranges from a comic monologue to a play that can involve a whole class, and everything in between. It will suit use both in ...the classroom and on stage, as well as being lots of fun to read at home. Capturing the imagination and tickling the funny bones of young readers and actors, the plays range from spoof mystery to fantasy to school capers, all with a great zing of humour. The book also includes tips on staging the plays. Originally published as Comedies for Kids in 1988, this fabulous collection has been fully revised and updated by the author, and with a brand new play, The Teeth of a Vampire', added. The lively cover and internal illustrations are by well-known illustrator Craig Smith. Recommended for children aged 7-12.
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              ISBN 9780994234032
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2016
              Publisher Christmas Press
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              Robin's Destiny

              Robin's Destiny (Paperback)

              By Alvarez, Beattie

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              Michael Robins has a new game. It's cool. It's retro. It has bows and arrows, an evil king and something that he can see out of the corner of his eye. A chance glitch and a child's sticky fingers finds Michael and his friends sucked inside the computer where the game is reality a...nd The Master is about to reset the program. Time is running out. Complete the levels or be deleted. With an unusual setting, great pace, and vivid characters, this short novel is a gripping page-turner for readers aged 7-10. AGES: 7 to 10 AUTHOR: The most important thing about Beattie Alvarez is that she's a reader. She reads while she cooks, eats and showers, but NOT in bed. This is mainly due to the fact that she can't put the book down just one more chapter, and one after that and one after that until the book is finished and the sun is rising. Her interests in reading and writing haven't changed much in the last twenty years. Cosy picture books, YA, fantasy (the younger end normally, not so much high fantasy) and a few murder mysteries line her bookshelves, bedside tables and handbag. When she's not reading, she's a writer, illustrator, editor, graphic designer, toy shop owner and dragon maker. She has over half a dozen books with her name on the cover as an editor and author, is half of the up-and-coming author Phoebe McArthur and has had several short stories published in various places. David Allan is an illustrator and artist whose first picture book, Two Trickster Tales from Russia (retold by Sophie Masson) was published by Christmas Press in 2013. Since then, he has illustrated other picture books, as well as short story anthologies, a chapterbook, and storybooks for reading programs. His work is in private and public collections, and he has participated in solo and group exhibitions.
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              ISBN 9780648194569
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher Christmas Press
              Interest Age Children
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