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A 1950s Childhood

Author: Gavin Bishop  

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Gavin Bishop's award-winning memoir about his childhood years spent in a tiny town in Central Otago, New Zealand. Gorgeous illustrations and retro design make this a precious gift book as well as a much-loved tale about life in the 1950s.

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Summary

Gavin Bishop's award-winning memoir about his childhood years spent in a tiny town in Central Otago, New Zealand. Gorgeous illustrations and retro design make this a precious gift book as well as a much-loved tale about life in the 1950s.

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Description

This charming book is a memoir of Gavin Bishop's idyllic childhood days, growing up in Kingston beside gorgeous Lake Wakatipu. It's a gentle tale of a boyhood spent haring around outside, building huts, eating girdle scones, catching eels, watching the train, eating roast mutton, going to school on a horse, arguing with your best mate, eating Marmite sandwiches, Guy Fawkes Day u and lots more eating. It's an elegantly written story but it's the illustrations that are the real star of this book. Using two different techniques, Gavin has created both colour and black and white illustrations that bring the story to life and give a great sense of nostalgia. A handy glossary explains things like Box Brownie, Tilly Lamp, The Coronation, mutton birds, Melting Moments and Brylcreem.

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Awards

Winner of PANZ Book Design Awards: Best Children's Book 2009
Short-listed for Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Non Fiction 2009
Short-listed for New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Non-Fiction Award 2009
Short-listed for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Elsie Locke Medal for Non-Fiction 2009

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About the Author

Gavin Bishop is a renowned children's book author and illustrator. His book Weaving Earth and Sky won the non-fiction section and the Book of the Year Award of the NZ Post Children's Book Awards 2003; Taming the Sun was shortlisted for the same awards in 2005, Riding the Waves in 2007; and Rats! in 2008.

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Product Details

Publisher
Random House New Zealand Ltd
Published
10th October 2008
Pages
120
ISBN
9781869790103
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