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Snake and Lizard

By Joy Cowley
Illustrated by Gavin Bishop

A beautiful 10th birthday edition of this much-loved, timeless classic by Joy Cowley. A chapter book for children ages 5 and up.

Snake and Lizard are a lovable, foolish pair. They are always arguing, embarking on unlikely enterprises and telling one another hotly contested tales. But none of this behaviour lessens their affection for one another. The judges of the NZ Post Children’s and Young Adult Book Awards said: “This timeless look at two feisty (and forgiving) best mates utterly beguiled the judges with its assured writing, sharp humour and gentle, unforced observations on the nature of friendship.” The International Youth Library has also awarded this book with a White Raven, a prize given to 250 notable children’s books published internationally each year.

  • Two very different creatures learn about the give-and-take of friendship in this warm and funny story set in the desert Captures the essence of friendship Remains one of Gecko Press’s top-10 bestselling titles, with rights sold to twelve countries

About the author

Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand’s best-loved writers for children and adults, with an international reputation. She has won a multitude of awards and honours for her bestselling books, including the Prime Ministers Award for contribution to literature. She was shortlisted for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2018.

About the illustrator

Gavin Bishop ONZM, Tainui, Ngati Awa, is a leading New Zealand illustrator. He has published over 70 books internationally and been translated into 12 languages. He has written for television and theatre, as well as a libretti for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. His awards include New Zealand Children’s Picture Book of the Year in 2000.

ISBN: 9781776571994
Imprint: Gecko Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 6, 2007
Dimensions: 146 x 198mm, 144pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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