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Piano Rock

Piano Rock (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Bishop, Gavin

Award-winning story by Gavin Bishop of his 1950s childhood in small-town New Zealand. Gorgeous illustrations and retro design make this a precious gift book as well as a much-loved tale. This charming book is a memoir of Gavin Bishop's idyllic childhood days, growing up in Kingst...on beside gorgeous Lake Wakatipu. It's a gentle tale of a boyhood spent haring around outside, building huts, eating girdle scones, catching eels, watching the train, eating roast mutton, going to school on a horse, arguing with your best mate, eating Marmite sandwiches, Guy Fawkes Day - and lots more eating. It's an elegantly written story but it's the illustrations that are the real star of this book. Using two different techniques, Gavin has created both colour and black and white illustrations that bring the story to life and give a great sense of nostalgia. A handy glossary explains things like Box Brownie, Tilly Lamp, The Coronation, mutton birds, Melting Moments and Brylcreem.
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ISBN 9781775532576
Published AU 8 Nov 2012
Publisher Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Out of print

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ISBN-13 9781775532576
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House New Zealand Ltd
Published 8 Nov 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Bishop, Gavin
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 120
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 204mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 823.2
Weight 290g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
Library of Congress Authors, New Zealand - Biography - Juvenile literature - 20th century, Illustrators - Biography - Juvenile literature - 20th century - New Zealand, Authors, New Zealand, Illustrators - New Zealand
NBS Text Children's General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile