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Joy Cowley
Cassia Joy Cowley DCNZM OBE (née Summers, born 7 August 1936), best known as Joy Cowley, is a New Zealand author of children's fiction, novels, and short stories.Her first novel, Nest in a Fallen Tree (1967), was adapted into the 1971 film The Night Digger by screenwriter Roald Dahl. Following... show more



Cassia Joy Cowley DCNZM OBE (née Summers, born 7 August 1936), best known as Joy Cowley, is a New Zealand author of children's fiction, novels, and short stories.Her first novel, Nest in a Fallen Tree (1967), was adapted into the 1971 film The Night Digger by screenwriter Roald Dahl. Following its success in the United States, Cowley wrote several works for adults: her novels Man of Straw (1972), Of Men and Angels (1972), The Mandrake Root (1975), and The Growing Season (1979) typically focused on families dealing with issues such as marital infidelity, mental illness, and death. Cowley has also published several collections of short stories, including Two of a Kind (1984) and Heart Attack and Other Stories (1985). Cowley is known primarily for her children's fiction. Her children's novel The Silent One (1981), was made into a 1985 film; other works include Bow Down Shadrach (1991) and its sequel Gladly, Here I Come (1994).She has written 41 picture books, which include The Duck in the Gun (1969), The Terrible Taniwha of Timberditch (1982), Salmagundi (1985), and The Cheese Trap (1995). The Duck in the Gun and Salmagundi are explicitly anti-war books. Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo Courtesy of Horowhenua Historical Society inc, Levin, New Zealand (File:Joy Cowley.jpg) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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Birth date: January 01, 1936
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 8 years ago
This is a collection of fantasy Christmas tales from New Zealand writers. Some are fluffy, some not so fluffy, all are pretty much good. Come and celebrate Christmas with Dragons, or watch a fairy teach a child an important listen. What happens when you try to arrest Rudolph? Read and find out. Fo...
debnance
debnance rated it 10 years ago
A 1001 Children's Book You Must Read that really deserves that title. And yet, it seems, it is not widely available any more and it's, it seems, out of print. Sad. Because you really must read it. Child or grownup, you must read it.
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