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This is an auction for A NEST OF SINGING BIRDS:100 YEARS OF THE NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL JOURNAL, by Gregory O'Brien.

"The School Journal was 100 years old in May 2007. A NEST OF SINGING BIRDS:100 YEARS OF THE NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL JOURNAL - a full colour, lavishly illustrated book by award-winning writer Gregory O'Brien - celebrates, in words and images, the publication that over the last hundred years has shaped the country we live in. 'A nest of singing birds' is how the School Journal office was once described to poet and Journal editor Alistair Campbell. Over the course of its history, the School Journal attracted work from some of New Zealand's greatest writers and artists, among them Margaret Mahy, James K. Baxter, Janet Frame, Rita Angus, Russell Clark, and Dick Frizzell."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Poet, painter, essayist, editor, curator, and art writer Gregory O'Brien has a prolific literary output. His most recent book, Welcome to the South Seas: Contemporary New Zealand Art for Young People (AUP, 2004) offers a vivid introduction to contemporary New Zealand art. won both the non-fiction category of the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2005 and the Elsie Locke Award at the LIANZA Children's Book Awards 2005.

Large format paperback 2007.

160 pages.

Illustrations throughout.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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