Authors & Illustrators

Joy Cowley

Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand’s most celebrated authors. In 1992, she was awarded an OBE for services to children's literature; and the following year she was granted an honorary doctorate from Massey University, as well as being awarded the Margaret Mahy Medal and a DCNZM (A Damehood in the old honour system). In 2002, the Joy Cowley Award was established in her honour. Most recently, Joy received the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in Fiction for 2010.

Books written by Joy Cowley

  • Brodie

    By Joy Cowley
    Illustrated by Chris Mousdale

    Paperback, AUS $16.99, NZ $18.99
    A sensitive story about how to deal with the death of a classmate.

  • The Duck in the Gun

    By Joy Cowley
    Illustrated by Robyn Belton

    Paperback, AUS $16.99, NZ $18.99
    The General is ready to go to war but a duck in the gun causes a sudden ceasefire. One duck can’t stop an entire army … can it?

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