This is the true story of the remarkable team effort to save a kiwi that lost its leg. The fictional narrator of the story is a schoolboy who is doing a project on kiwi. This is very much a multi-layered story with the tale of the kiwi running alongside the story of the boy and his attempts to impress his teacher. As well as those stories, great factual detail about kiwi appears in the boy’s notebook on every spread. Weta Workshop, the Artificial Limb Centre and Wellington Zoo all joined forces to provide this kiwi with an artifical leg.
School and teachers
Mammolina: A Story About Maria Montessori
Describes the life and achievements of the Italian woman doctor who developed a revolutionary method of educating children.
Hostage To War
When Tatjana was ten years old, Nazi Germany declared war on Russia. Enduring terrible conditions and near-starvation in workcamps, Tatjana survived through liberation, but had more obstacles to overcome before fulfilling her dream to become a teacher.
When Willie arrives in Indian Territory, she knows only one thing: no one can find out who she really is. To escape a home she doesn’t belong in anymore, she assumes the name of a former classmate and accepts a teaching job at the Cherokee Female Seminary. Nothing prepares her for what she finds there. Her pupils are the daughters of the Cherokee elite-educated and more wealthy than she, and the school is cloaked in mystery. A student drowned in the river last year, and the girls whisper that she was killed by a jealous lover. Willie’s room is the very room the dead girl slept in. The students say her spirit haunts it. Willie doesn’t believe in ghosts, but when strange things start happening at the school, she isn’t sure anymore. She’s also not sure what to make of a boy from the nearby boys’ school who has taken an interest in her-his past is cloaked in secrets. Soon, even she has to admit that the revenant may be trying to tell her something. . . .
If You Could Be My Friend: Letters Of Mervet Akram Sha’ban and Galit Fink
Contains the correspondence between two girls, one Israeli and the other Palestinian, from 1988 until their meeting in 1991 and includes a brief history of their two peoples. First translated by Ariane Elbaz (Hebr.) and Beatrice Khadige (Arab.).
When sixteen-year-old Ben Larsson is forced to move to London with his estranged father after his mother’s death, unexplained events begin to happen and an ancient force begins to lure him into nearby woods.
The Cats In Krasinski Square
Two Jewish sisters, escapees of the infamous Warsaw ghetto, devise a plan to thwart an attempt by the Gestapo to intercept food bound for starving people behind the dark Wall.
I Lost My Dad
A small boy loses his Dad while browsing in the toy section of a department store.