Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Glenda Kane & Lisa Allen
Puffin - NZ$18.99

In this poignant and most moving story, a young boy's innocent question prompts an elderly war vetera to relive the past on ANZAV Day.
Although this is a picture book, and a beautifully illustrated one too, I reckon the book is best for all ages of 10+ and that includes, especially actually, adults!
Some of the concepts and language are too difficult for younger children.

About the author & illustrator:
Glenda Kane was born in Auckland and grew up in Hillsborough.
She became a journalist at 17 and worked on newspapers for three and a half years before travelling overseas to live and work in various fields including public relations and advertising. She returned to NZ mid 1999. She now has three boys.
Her first book (Mangrove), also illustrated by Lisa Allen was published in 2007.That book describes the life-cycle of a mangrove with charming rhyming text and beautiful illustrations.

Lisa Allen is a freelance illustrator & graphic designer based in Muriwai Valley on Auckland's west coast.
Illustrating books is now her main focus, together with raising three children.
In the last 20 years she has worked across a wide range of media including textile and magazine design.
She also paints on commission and very infrequently, to exhibit.
This is her second picture book with author Glenda Kane.

This is the second collabroration between this talented pair, I hope we see a lot more.

1 comment:

Kay said...

This book is timeless, and so relevant today. It spreads the message of peace as the soldiers would wish it to.
Thank you again to both Glenda Kane and Lisa Allen.