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Snake and Lizard: 10th Anniversary Edition

Snake and Lizard: 10th Anniversary Edition (Paperback, New title)

By Cowley, Joy
Illustrated by Bishop, Gavin

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A collection of stories about the friendship between Snake and Lizard.

ISBN 9780958278737
Barcode 9780958278737
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781776571994
Published 6 January 2007 by Gecko Press
Format Paperback, New title
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Series Snake and Lizard
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780958278737
ISBN-10 0958278733
Stock Ready to ship - between 10 to 50 items
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Publication Date 6 January 2007
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Cowley, Joy
Illustrated by Bishop, Gavin
Series Snake and Lizard
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Animal Stories
NZ Post Children's Book Awards 2008
Storylines Notable Books Awards 2008
Short Stories
Children's and Educational
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 102
Dimensions Width: 146mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 260g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code 31306

Description of this Book

A series of stories about the friendship between Snake and Lizard. Written by Joy Cowley and illustrated by Gavin Bishop.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Junior Fiction 2008 -- Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Junior Fiction 2008 -- Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Children's Book of the Year 2008
US Review A sensitive snake and her lovable lizard companion enjoy a warm and touching relationship, shattering the stereotypes that commonly plague their cold-blooded species. The two become fast friends, first as housemates and later as business partners counseling fellow desert-dwellers on life and love. Cowley carves developed characters through concise dialogue, as Snake often balances her primal reptilian instincts against her shy disposition, creating witty moments within each chapter. Snake did, after all, eat one of Lizard's 97 siblings in her past: Lizard was right, she reflects. The little guy had been real sweet. She shudders, however, at the thought of addressing a baby rattler. You know all about snakes. It's your cousin! protests Lizard. Some cousins I don't speak to, Snake exclaims. Bishop's rich watercolor-and-pen illustrations complement the story, often portraying Lizard upright next to slithering Snake. His contained lines and splashes of color breathe air into the setting's dry surroundings. The New Zealand author-and-illustrator team solidly develops this pair's formidable friendship under the scorching desert sun. (Fiction. 7-10) (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author's Bio

Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand's most loved writers. She has an outstanding number of published books and awards. Gavin Bishop lives in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has exhibited internationally from Japan to the Czech Republic. His many local and international awards include: the NZ Post Book of the Year Award (four times); the Russell Clarke Medal for Illustration (twice); Grand Prize-winner of the NOMA Concours (Japan, 1984); and the Margaret Mahy Medal (2000).

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