Tussock Classroom Ideas

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By Elizabeth Pulford

When a family is struck by tragedy a little hope is all that is needed.

When Kate and Madeline s father goes missing on a routine local flight, family life is thrown into chaos. While the close rural community help the family deal with their grief, Kate lights a lamp every night in the window of the old tin hut on the hill in the hope that it will help her father find his way home. Madeline invests her hope in building a replica of the fabled stone man. But it is the appearance of the troubled Troy that brings comfort to Kate in the most unexpected way. To Kate, Troy seems nearly as lost as her father and the mystery surrounding him and also the stone man leads Kate into dangerous territory.

  • Award-winning New Zealand author Elizabeth Pulford
  • Beautiful and ambient writing makes this story accessible to a large age group of readers
  • Finalist in the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2011- Junior Fiction category

About the author

Elizabeth Pulford was born in Hamilton, Canada, but was brought up in New Zealand from the age of two. She began writing in her early 40s. Since then her publications have included articles, poetry, short stories in newspapers, magazines and on the radio. Many of her adult short stories have won national competitions. Her children s books range from early readers through to YA novels, two of which have been finalists for the New Zealand Post Awards. Elizabeth has always loved books. In fact some of her best friends are books and she couldn t imagine life without them. She is a believer that the world is full of enchantment and that there is magic all around if only we care to look. Tussock is a finalist in the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2011 - Junior Fiction category.


2011: New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards

Junior Fiction category - Finalist

ISBN: 9781921529450
Distributor: Harper Collins Distribution Services for Australia and New Zealand
Binding: NON S
Release Date: August 1, 2010
Dimensions: 130 x 194mm, 192pp
Stock Status: STOCK
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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