December 22, 2021
Mary-anne Scott, the author of classic Kiwi read Sticking with Pigs, has just published a new book called The Tomo. With a country vibe and an exhilarating storyline, this book seems almost like the perfect read!
“Her black tail with its white tip was the last thing Phil saw above the foliage. The bush shook, and there was a terrible dog cry – a long, anguished howl. Then, silence.”
His dad is battling cancer, the stress of his brothers is overwhelming and all the plans for Christmas are totally screwed. Read more
Sticking With Pigs
June 11, 2021
Sticking With Pigs by Mary-anne Scott is an adventure-filled hunting story about a 14-year old-boy named Wolf and his uncle Jeremy (Jem for short).
The story begins at Wolf’s house when his dad’s brother Jem arrives at the house with dead ducks as a gift. Wolf’s sister Cindy gets really upset seeing the ducks and even more so when she finds out Wolf is helping prepare them.
Wolf also has a younger brother called Davey who has a sickness called Addison’s disease and because of this, Wolf has stopped doing his usual activities to help take care of Davey. Read more
Fantastic Mr Bean
February 23, 2021
Fantastic Mr Bean by Mary-anne Scott is about a young boy named Lachie who wants to play the part of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox in his school’s upcoming play.
When he tells his family about how confident he is that he will get the part, his brother Frank is sceptical. However, his mother believes in him and makes Frank help him find something special that could give Lachie an edge over others trying out for the role. Frank comes up with the idea of making a fox tail from the branches of their bee tree. Read more
14 January, 2021
Spearo by Mary-anne Scott is an exciting spearfishing adventure about a boy who enters the wonderful world of spearfishing.
Imagine moving to New Zealand from Zimbabwe, after the death of your father. Imagine leaving behind everything you know to go to a strange country very far away where you know nobody.
This is what happens to Sean Phelps. He is lonely and homesick, until he meets Mason, a ‘mad keen spearo’ who introduces him to the wonderful world of spearfishing. As he learns about the magic of the ocean and spearfishing, Sean must get over his fear of sharks, assure his paranoid mother that he is in no real danger, and find money to buy dive gear. Read more