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Title   10 PM Question 

ubiq Price: $26.99

Author   DE GOLDI K  ISBN   9781877460203  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Longacre Press  Group   Children's B View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Kiwi Books  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2008 
Subject   NZ Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage) 
Stock Status   Not currently in stock - contact store for availability 
Order Status   Not currently on order 
Synopsis

MONTANA NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARDS 2009 - FICTION FINALIST
NEW ZEALAND POST BOOK AWARDS 2009 - WINNER OF THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR

Frankie Parsons has a rather large, quirky family. Until now they've been the centre of his universe. Their small daily rituals, their funny habits, even their smells are part of Frankie's safe and richly coloured haven. In year 8, when he's twelve years old, Frankie's view of his world begins to change. There's a new arrival at school - a dredlocked girl called Sydney who becomes perplexingly fascinating to him. She even starts to draw him away from his best friend, Gigs. Yet this inquisitive new friend disturbs with her Questions; she says what she means. Frankie's an intelligent boy; he's fascinated by any number of topics: he loves wordplay and his COD (Concise Oxford Dictionary), and is something of an expert on birdlife. Yet he's increasingly feeling anxious about everything. He has a list of Contagious Infectious Diseases and a bird flu kit. He worries about the probability of earthquakes, terrorism and global warming. He worries that blowing a sustained forte on the trombone may trigger a brain haemorrhage, but most worrying to him is Ma. The Ten PM Question is a brilliantly funny, poetic and tender novel. While highly entertaining, it also explores difficult terrain; that of preparing children for a complicated and often frightening world.

Combining wrenching emotional moments with playful energy Kate De Goldi has written a pitch perfect, exceptional story for readers of all ages.

Featured in the 29 September 2008 New Zealand newsletter.
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