A superb junior fiction book for readers aged 8 and up. The author is an exciting new New Zealand author who has been mentored by children’s literature champion Kate de Goldi and Susan Paris (editor of the School Journal). Charming illustrations by well-known illustrator Giselle Clarkson throughout.
Read some sample pages from Hazel and the Snails (opens a PDF file).
The Sapling ~ “A gentle story from a first-time author, told with heart and presented with quirky visual treats.”
Services to Schools, National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa ~ “A tender and unusual story about a family faced with a terminal illness . . . Unfolds slowly and gently. Don’t forget to flick the pages to watch the snail move.”
About the Kiwi author
Nan Blanchard is a counsellor who also teaches in the Counselling and Guidance Programmes at the Institute of Education, Massey University.