Tim Jones and others (see below)
Lost In the Museum
Phoenix Writers 2014 $24.99pb 220pp
ISBN 978 0 4732 8320 9
Themes: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa/ Short stories/ Scary stories
What happens when the museum closes for the night? Many writers and illustrators have imagined the scenario but here is a new and original take on the idea. 21 pieces go to make up this collection of short (some scary) stories in a whirlwind sort of book, full of energy and enthusiasm. Many artefacts will be familiar to any visitor to Te Papa – Big Baby (what a sad story) and John Britton’s V-1000 but there is also the resident ghost buster (Miss Evangeline Marple), a cross-dressing bridegroom, a misplaced ice-cream vendor, and a lost pterodactyl. Miss Marple and Tui Merriweather (the (fictional) Museum Director) are the thread that hold the stories together.
The Phoenix Writers (Tim Jones, Lyn McConchie, Glynne MacLean, Phillip Mann, Tracie McBride, Rob Campbell, Lillian Hetet, Jenny Hammond, John Homes, Eileen Mueller, Jeena Murphy, A J Ponder, Vic Scott, Jean Stevens and Lorraine Williams) are part of the Phoenix Science Fiction Society which is based in Wellington.
Google the title to see where to buy, as this book is available in several forms.
Year 9 up/ Age 13 up (and adults)