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Piano Rock: A 1950s Childhood

Piano Rock: A 1950s Childhood (Hardback)

By Bishop, Gavin

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This is a memoir of Gavin Bishop's idyllic childhood days, growing up in Kingston beside gorgeous Lake Wakatipu. It's a gentle tale of a boyhood spent haring around outside, building huts, eating griddle scones, catching eels, watching the train, eating roast mutton, going to sch...ool 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 to it. This also includes a glossary that explains things like box brownie, tilly lamp, coronation, mutton birds, melting moments and brylcreem.
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ISBN 9781869790103
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781775532576
Published AU 10 Oct 2008
Publisher Random House
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781869790103
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House New Zealand Ltd
Published 10 Oct 2008
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Bishop, Gavin
Category Award Winning
True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)
Non-Fiction Finalists
Storylines Notable Non-fiction 2009
Elsie Locke Award (Non-fiction) Finalists
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 120
Dimensions Width: 151mm
Height: 206mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 823.2
Weight 416g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 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