Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Patchy & Ruby - perfect gift for kids who love ponies
Patch and Ruby Anouska Jones & Gwynneth Jones
Release date:1 October 2016, RRP $19.99 HB
• A gently humorous story about friendship and belonging that will appeal to any young child who feels they haven’t quite found their niche yet.
• A talented new author teams up with the illustrator of the highly successful Don’t Think About Purple Elephants.
Patch the pony is lonely. He has fun with his young owner, Sam, and the other farm animals are friendly, but sometimes it feels as if he still doesn’t quite fit in. Then one day Sam has an idea and something happens that changes Patch’s life forever. Patch and Ruby is a wonderful, often very funny tale about friendship and finding out where you belong.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anouska Jones is a publisher, editor, book reviewer and writer. She is the Publisher for Exisle Publishing and EK Books, and is the Senior Editor of children’s literature website Kids’ Book Review. She lives on her rural property with her husband and daughter, three horses, eight chickens, three ducks, two dogs, one cat and one budgie.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Gwynneth Jones drew all through her maths book at school, so left to study art at TAFE and then majored in Plant and