Thursday, 2 April 2015

Fiction Age 8 up

Winner of the Tom Fitzgibbon Award 
for a previously unpublished writer 2014

NZ Writer and illustrator
Suzanne Main with decorations by Fraser Williamson
How I Alienated My Grandma
Scholastic 2015   $17.00pb  274pp
ISBN 978 1 7754 3306 4
Themes: Extraterrestrial Beings/ Family stories/ First Person Narratives/ Funny stories/ Science fiction stories
Thanks to Suzanne Main for the image
Michael is prone to unfortunate happenings so when at 4.23 in the afternoon, shortly after he arrives home from school, he turns his grandma into an alien, he is not all that surprised. What follows though, and at a tremendous pace, is a great surprise to everyone as Grandma helps mastermind the counter attack to the invasion of earth by Extraterrestrials. Michael and his close friend Elvis are used to keep the plot alive and the story going in a very convincing way.   Winner of the Tom Fitzgibbon Award 2014 this will be greatly enjoyed by readers who like easily read non-stop action, a slightly OTT plot and many laughs.
The book was launched a few days again in Auckland at the Storylines Day by Penny Scown from Scholastic. It will have its Wellington launch by Fleur Beale at the Children’s Bookshop in Kilbirnie on Saturday April 18th at 4pm.  
Year 4 up/ Age 8 up

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