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The King & the Sea
Author: Heinz Janisch
Illustrator: Wolf Erlbruch


'This gem's childlike warmth, whimsy, and wisdom bring to mind The Little Prince.'
Starred review, Kirkus (US)


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Illustration by Sarah Wilkins, from A Book is a Book

Featured picture book

When Findus
Was Little & Disappeared

Author/illustrator: Sven Nordqvist

'A heart-warming story about friendship. The remarkable colour pictures add whole layers of fun to
the events.'
The Source (NZ)


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Blog update

22 Jul 2015
The Bakehouse is a well-written, gripping novel with intense emotional involvement in a well-drawn historical background. It is in the same class as the best of Maurice Gee’s historical novels for young adults.”—Trevor Agnew, Magpies

The Bakehouse
 by Joy Cowley will be released in August 2015. For more details or to order click here.
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