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This is a second-hand hardcover book. Signed by the author on the first page along with a small inscription and also to the title page.

Condition: The dust jacket has very light surface rubbing and browning to the spine area and the top edges of the flaps. There is light wear to the top edge of the cover in the spine area. The rest of the book has no faults.

The dimensions: 163x242mm.
Pages: 300
Publisher: Longman Paul
Publication date: 1982 first edition


A Sea Change
By Betty Gilderdale

145 years of New Zealand junior fiction

A Sea Change is the first comprehensive survey of New Zealand literature for children. Beginning with the first 'settler' stories of the nineteenth century, often written by authors who had never left England, Betty Gilderdale traces the development of junior fiction about New Zealand and by New Zealanders from 1833 to the present.

Each chapter considers one of the major themes which have appeared in New Zealand children's literature and includes a bibliography, and the book features an extensive chronological bibliography of junior titles.

A Sea Change is essential reading for librarians, teachers, and anyone with an interest in New Zealand literature.


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