Posts tagged Old Bones

Bill Nagelkerke’s Old Bones

Bill Nagelkerke’s book, Old Bones, is a ghost story set in the suburb of Dallington in Christchurch.  Two students from Point England School in Auckland, Ala and Selena, made a podcast about Old Bones that you can watch on their Korero Pt. England blog.

The Korero Pt. England blog is a great place that you can visit and learn about all sorts of different books you could read.  Some of the latest podcasts are about The Killer Cat Strikes Back (by Brooke and Kayla), The Moo-my’s Curse (by Erene and Matthew) and Just Annoying (by Kobe and Unaloto).  You can even tell them what you thought of the books they read by posting a comment.

Fantastic blog Point England School!  Keep the podcasts coming.

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What are your favourite series books?

Have just picked up my library copy of David Almond’s new book “My name is Mina.” This is a “prequel” to his fabulous novel “Skellig“. Can’t wait to read it.

It’s fun to meet up again with fictional characters when they reappear. I guess that’s why sequels and series books (and prequels) are so appealing. Someone once suggested I write a sequel to “Old Bones” which is not something I’d thought of doing. I certainly haven’t got round to it but did wonder about letting a couple of the characters from that story make a ‘guest appearance’ in another book I’ve been thinking about.

I do have a couple of favourite characters from stories I’ve written. Patrick and Pete are brothers who have ‘starred’ in a few School Journal stories. They’ve also turned up in my ‘Kiwi bite’ book “Going Bananas” under different names, as well as in a couple of other short books (with different names yet again!).

What are your favourite series books?

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