Saturday, 20 February 2016

Wanted - Gaelyn Gordon's Fortunate Flats

My neighbour, an older man in his 80’s, is a keen reader of children’s books – both for his own pleasure and for sharing with children and grandchildren. He recently came across Gaelyn Gordon’s Fortunate Flats with which he fell in love and is anxious to own a copy. I have promised to try to help him but so far have been totally unsuccessful. There do seem to be a few copies in library stackrooms around New Zealand but the libraries, understandably, want to keep them.
Is there anyone out there, anywhere, who has a copy of this book they would be willing to part with?

Gaelyn Gordon, illustrated by John Tarlton
Fortunate Flats
Reed Publishing, 1995
ISBN SP 86948 929 2   (an unusual ISBN)

Gaelyn - Image Storylines

From Storylines Website:
Originally a teacher of English and drama, Gaelyn Gordon (1939–1997) produced numerous books for children of all ages, books that often combined myth, fantasy, science fiction and contemporary issues. Her picture book Duckat (1991) is a favourite with New Zealand children. Gaelyn was a versatile writer and performer. She wrote several books for adults, and was a member of the literary performing group Metaphor. Her death in 1997 was a great loss to New Zealand children’s literature. The Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award was established in 1999 to honour her memory and contribution to children’s literature.

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