If you enjoy beautifully-seductive witches, dastardly-evil monks and lustily-grateful humans, then this book should be on your reading list.
Edwards looks at the ways in which a female would have tried to thrive in this kind of environment. She also links it to trends of women taking over men's jobs in the war years.
Teenagers are all too familiar with being strangers in their own bodies; change is never easy. It is even harder to cope when you feel alone and unwanted. The apt title — Dispossessed — plays on losing who you thought you were in a world you thought you knew...
Vivien Edwards pays tribute to English-born Mary Sutherland (1893-1955), the first female forestry graduate in the world. She frames the personal story in the context of the forestry situation in both New Zealand and Britain at the time.
The alliteration and descriptive language that Rachel Weston plays with - “teetered... tottered... greedily guzzled” - made Boo Goes Tutti Frutti such a fun read, and excellent for tamariki who are learning language and eager to add to their vocabulary.
The mountains are erupting. The citizens have been evacuated…except for a handful of scientists and a busload of prisoners. The army is sent in to round up the stragglers, but the prisoners aren’t so keen on being caught.
Nina M.C. Payne is a woman who has spent a lifetime reaching out to others with empathy and compassion in the hope of understanding them better. Much of this ethic comes from her love of travel and adventure...