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History Challenge and NZ authors

Hello again

How are you going with the history reading challenge this week? Sometimes history can sound dry and boring but it doesn’t have to be. It’s a matter of choosing the right book for you. That’s why I love the books in the My Story series – they’re a mixture of history and adventure. Another great one in that series is by David Hill, an excellent NZ author. It’s called Journey to Tangiwai and I can thoroughly recommend it. I heard David Hill speak at a writers’ conference a few weeks ago. He’s very funny and has lots of interesting tales to tell about his life as an author.

I love meeting other authors and hearing about their lives. One of my favourites is another NZ author, Brian Falkner. If you ever get the chance to hear him speak, you won’t regret it. He is fascinating and very funny. There are so many talented NZ authors out there. I wonder how many of them you have met and listened to. Margaret Mahy? Joy Cowley? Lynley Dodd? Kate De Goldi? Fleur Beale? I’d love to hear about the authors you’ve met. You can put a comment on the blog just below this post and let me know.

Bye for now.


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Reading Crusade Challenge – Week 4

Week 4 Challenge – History

Try a historical story.  There are a lot of historical stories set during or after wartime, like Rose for the Anzac Boys, The Silver Sword, or Goodnight Mister Tom.  Some historical stories are told through diary entries, like the My Story series.  There are even historical mystery stories, like the Roman Mysteries series and the Lady Grace Mysteries.

Check out our If you like Stories of kids in wartime  and If you like Historical Stories book list and our Book Buzz page for lots of great historical stories you could read.

Tell us about your favourite historical story and you’ll go into the draw to WIN a Sharon Holt prize pack with a copy of Sabotage and No Survivors from the My New Zealand Story series.

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