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The Dark Quest of Countess X

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Review in Tui Motu Magazine, by Catharina van Bohemen — August 31, 2021New Zealander L P Hansen writes about “real kids in real adventures” which include current universal crises such as bullying, climate change and consumerism. The Dark ...

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Centred around sixteen-year-old Heidi and her new-found friends, it explores the horrific effects of palm oil.  Palm oil is something that sure has a bad reputation now, with everyone now alert and aware of global warming. Harvested mostly from the ...

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I loved how at the end, the author includes brief biographies of all the women Gemma and Alice researched for The Game. I learnt an immense amount about many incredible women, and I especially loved the stories of Margaret Hamilton ...

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This inspiring and stirring tale of feminism and awareness comes with hints of humour and romance and will provide readers with a slew of new knowledge to take into their daily lives without the sometimes-tediousness of standard non-fiction texts. Kiwi ...

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This is a terrific read, delightful not just for young adults but for the older adults in their lives. It gives a bigger picture of how we humans can - as historically proven - live equably together. The Quest to ...

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I'm very excited about this book which makes urgent issues real and accessible while leaving young readers feeling empowered. I'm hooked!

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“As a teenager I loved reading and all my pocket money went on books. I had a few favourite authors, and if LP Hansen had been around back then, I’m pretty sure she would have been one of them.”The Fire ...

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Your session was very appropriate for my Year 10 students as they have just started learning about the New Zealand wars and Parihaka. The early links between Parihaka and Rēkohu surprised and impressed them. They were also encouraged to learn ...

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As you know, at the time of your Session the students were willing to sit on the floor for almost an hour and listen to your story, and had lots of questions for you at the end. I wanted to ...

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Your presentation was informative and your enthusiasm in presenting was well received by the twelve Year 9 groups. You obviously have a talent as a storyteller!!Your Session tied up really effectively with our work on Parihaka. We have a school-wide ...

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What is a conscientious objector and how could a conscientious objector possibly be a hero? ‘An Unexpected Hero’ by LP Hansen is a novel set in rural New Zealand with believable characters and happenings. It follows twelve-year-old Matt Turner’s fears ...

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What an excellent short novel this is for young people and a timely reminder that it takes courage to refuse to fight.Matt is in Year 8 and because of his family situation – his father is working overseas and his ...

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Although this book was published three years ago, it is extremely relevant today in the wake of Greta Thunberg and climate protests. Like Greta, Heidi is 16 years old and has dreamed of using her passion for photography in high ...

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This is a story about a young New Zealand girl Heidi, who has a passion for photography and a yearning desire to be a photographer of the rich and famous one day. However her path crosses with Meke, a homestay ...

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I learnt a lot about the importance of knowing my own gifts and finding my place in the world. I recommend this book particularly to girls aged 12-18, who will appreciate its story of resisting the pressure to conform, finding ...

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Dawn Sanders ONZM QSM, CEO and Trustee, Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ & Member of the Shakespeare Globe Council, London: ‘Linda Hansen creates a compelling read and a strong endorsement to encourage girls into theatre and the arts. Through Samantha’s cleverly ...

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Alexia Hilbertidou, Founder and CEO, GirlBoss NZ: ‘The Fire Keeper’s Girls is a coming-of-age story to enlighten and inspire the next generation of GirlBosses. This realistic tribute to modern feminism shows that while the path to female empowerment may be ...

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Chris Duggan, Founder and National CEO, House of Science, NZ: ‘The Fire Keeper’s Girls is a story full of hope and light, a fast-paced adventure involving deep emotional trials that many teenage girls will identify with. Girls are empowered to be ...

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Sue Kedgley, politician, animal welfare campaigner and author: ‘An absorbing and exciting book about teenagers who decide to investigate the way palm oil plantations are destroying the habitat of orangutans. Interwoven into this action-packed novel is the use of palm ...

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