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The Great White Man-Eating Shark

A Cautionary Tale

Author: Margaret Mahy  

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Norvin is a boy who looks like a shark. When he straps a homemade dorsal fin to his back, all the other swimmers rush to the beach. He loves having the water to himself - until a real man-eating shark comes along!

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Summary

Norvin is a boy who looks like a shark. When he straps a homemade dorsal fin to his back, all the other swimmers rush to the beach. He loves having the water to himself - until a real man-eating shark comes along!

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Description

Norvin is a boy who looks like a shark. When he straps a homemade dorsal fin to his back, all the other swimmers run for the beach. He loves having the water to himself - until a real man-eating shark comes along!

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Critic Reviews

“Mahy's amusing tongue-in-cheek tale meets its match in Allen's droll drawings. Norvin's wonderfully shifty eyes and the vivid expressions on the faces of his victims are certain to tickle funnybones. - Publishers WeeklyMahy tells this "Cautionary Tale" in a quietly comic, deceptively simple style inspired by her usual marvelous dry wit. Allen's appropriately cartoon-like illustrations wonderfully extend the humor - Kirkus Review”

Mahy's amusing tongue-in-cheek tale meets its match in Allen's droll drawings. Norvin's wonderfully shifty eyes and the vivid expressions on the faces of his victims are certain to tickle funnybones. - Publishers Weekly

Mahy tells this "Cautionary Tale" in a quietly comic, deceptively simple style inspired by her usual marvelous dry wit. Allen's appropriately cartoon-like illustrations wonderfully extend the humor - Kirkus Review

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About the Author

Margaret Mahy (Author)

Margaret Mahy (1936-2012) is one of New Zealand's most celebrated children's writers. She is the author of more than 150 titles, which have been translated into many different languages and sold around the world. Appointed to the Order of New Zealand in 1993, Mahy also won many global prizes for children's writers, including the Carnegie Medal and the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.

'It is in the nature of books, that they have the capacity to make you feel powerful about what you can alter and achieve in your life' - Margaret Mahy

Jonathan Allen (Illustrator)

Jonathan Allen is an author and illustrator who studied illustration at Pratt Institute and holds a Master's Degree in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has written and illustrated many books, as well as illustrating some of the works of favoured children's author Margaret Mahy.

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Norvin is a boy who looks like a shark. When he straps a homemade dorsal fin to his back, all the other swimmers rush to the beach. He loves having the water to himself - until a real man-eating shark comes along!

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Product Details

Publisher
Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand
Published
29th August 2017
Pages
24
ISBN
9781869713614

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

09 Oct, 2021
A classic title, glad you had it in stock.
By Carmel
12 Jul, 2018
Great little book, with lots of good memories.
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