Night Race to Kawau
Penguin Books NZ
March 22, 2022
Night Race to Kawau is a story about trusting in yourself and others as well as learning to empathise and appreciate everyone.
Set in the early 1980’s this book is about the Starr family, Sam, Jane Jeremy, Mum and Dad as they sail the new and exciting night race on their boat the Arataki to Kawau Island.
When dad is out of action due to an unfortunate accident, Sam and her mother must work together to help their family. This timeless book is a realistic fiction that portrays difficulties in a time of crisis and adapting as well as learning to work together as a team and to trust each other. Read more
First pub. 1985, this edition: 2010
August 24, 2021
Jellybean aka Geraldine knows that her mother is different from the mums of the other girls at her school. Geraldine’s mother is a musician who sometimes plays in a jazz band and in an orchestra. Jellybean is a shy character but she also has some hidden courage that we see later.
When a stranger comes into their lives, it starts making her think about her dad who has been absent since she was a kid. Jellybean finds out that this stranger is someone from her mother’s past, which makes this stranger even more mysterious to Jellybean. Read more