Dappled Annie and the Tigrish

By Mary McCallum
Illustrated by Annie Hayward

A beautifully written novel about nature, siblings, bravery, and a touch of something magical.

There are faces in the hedge at the end of the garden, and a nest of tiny fantails, and that’s where 9-year-old Annie goes to play one hot summer while her father works up at the lighthouse. After an earthquake and a terrible wind, Annie is charged with saving the things she cares about. Her little brother Robbie becomes the only person who can help her. Him and the tigrish.

  • An adventurous and dramatic story combined with gentleness and strong characterisation
  • A beautifully produced, timeless story; an “instant classic” by an awardwinning novelist and poet
  • A book for fans of Kate DiCamillo

About the author

Mary McCallum is a writer, reviewer, bookseller and creative writing tutor. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the International Institute in Modern Letters, and her novel The Blue (Penguin, 2007) won Best First Book Award for Fiction, and the Readers’ Choice Award in 2008. Mary lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Dappled Annie and the Tigrish is her first book for children.

About the illustrator

Annie Hayward (illustrator) is an abstract and figurative painter. She exhibits widely and she has been commissioned for many in New Zealand and internationally.

ISBN: 9781877579912
Imprint: Gecko Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 140pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $17.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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