Author(s): Barbara Else
School fairs, birthdays, rodeo, picnics, musicians and the country show - 30 stories about NZ children showing what they're made of at home, at school, in parades and anywhere! Roll up and join the fun! This collection is all about children having a go at something or being involved in a celebration or unusual event. Often, there is a twist in the tale. There are pieces about being on stage - poor Jacob and his jitters, lively Ophelia, keen Balu. There is a story about a wedding, and one about a baby party. There are stories about circuses (fleas! elephants!), and tales about magic - a mysterious dancing partner. There are new writers and lots of old favourites.
Barbara Else has edited seven children's anthologies plus seven novels for adults and two books for children. Philip Webb is an award-winning illustrator of numerous children's books.