Sounding like it pitches to a slightly older age range (to early teens) – Annual 2 (edited by Kate De Goldi and Susan Paris) is out now. This review by Sarah Forster @ The Sapling is fantastic.
Always good to read the book before watching the movie – I’ve just embarked on Margaret Mahy’s Carnegie Medal winning novel The Changeover (1984).
Stuart McKenzie’s and Miranda Harcourt’s film version (Firefly Films) releases on 28 September. Check out the trailer HERE.
Miss Twelve and friends are meanwhile entranced by the you tube clips on #MakingTheChangeover.
Nice moves by Radio New Zealand who are presenting the original 15-part adaptation of the book read by Miranda thirty years ago (adapted for radio by Carol Dee). Marvellous.
Find it HERE.
RNZ also features an review of the re-realeased book by Hannah August HERE.
Just found this treasure – Margaret Mahy on the power of books and memory here in her piece on childhood favourites. “The voices of my dead parents come to me out of the story, setting up profound sympathetic resonance in that echoing inner library, both voices mingling with mine as I read..”.
From the March/April 1997 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Family Reading.
Source: “Accumulated Power”
“The benefits of reading at every stage of a child’s development are well documented. Happily, raising a reader is fun, rewarding and relatively easy.”
Read it HERE
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