Books

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Eugene’s Island: Book Series (begins publishing 2021

Foe more information about the Eugene’s Island junior book series, written by Elizabeth and illustrated by Anna McKessar, please visit the website eugenes-island.com/

World Folk Tales (2021)

Introduce children to myths, legends and fables from across the globe in this movingly illustrated collection. The varied stories use a range of storytelling techniques and perspectives with full-colour, two-page illustrated spreads.

Use this captivating resource as a springboard to help children learn more about people and cultures from around the world.

Stories are from Greece, Brazil, USA, Indonesia, Australia, India, Turkey, New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, China, Chile, Mongolia and Nigeria.

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Specifications

Publisher: Giltedge Publishing
Published: 2021
Number of pages: 38 pages
Binding: Hardcover

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Available from all New Zealand independent book stores and Paper Plus stores and online at Giltedge Publishing ($30)

Family Instructions Upon Release (2019)

“… I still don’t own any original words to explain our story, and all that will undo.”

Elizabeth’s father took his own life in 2012. Unable to find words of her own to write about what had happened, she has taken them from Twelve Angry Men and the Government’s ‘Fact Sheet 4 – Suicide and Self-Harm’. From this limited dictionary come poems that are by turns mournful, angry and searching. The cumulative effect is surprising in its narrative drive and cathartic power.

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Specifications

Publisher: The Cuba Press
Published: 2019
Dimensions: 148 x 210mm
Number of pages: 70
Binding: soft cover

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Available from all New Zealand independent book stores and Paper Plus stores and online at The Cuba Press.

Available Worldwide as an eBook!

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Edited – Lit: stories from home (2021)

Lit: stories from home
published by OneTree House

Sixteen short stories from home-grown literary heroes, established contemporary authors, and award-winning emerging writers are brought together in this new collection. Exploring identity, activism awareness, coming-of-age, society, and family from the Aotearoa New Zealand perspective.

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Available from all New Zealand independent book stores and Paper Plus stores and online at OneTree House. Also available as an ebook on mebooks.co.nz and Amazon

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Featured in – More Favourable Waters (2021)

More Favourable Waters: Aotearoa poets respond to Dante’s Purgatory, published by The Cuba Press.

More Favourable Waters is an anthology of contemporary poets from Aotearoa New Zealand commemorating one of the world’s great poets, Dante Alighieri (1265–1321), 700 years after his death. Each of the 33 poets has written a poem of 33 lines inspired by and including a short passage from one of the 33 cantos of Dante’s Purgatory, the second part of his epic The Divine Comedy.

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Available from all New Zealand independent book stores and Paper Plus stores and online at The Cuba Press.