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Maurice Gee

Author: Edited by Elizabeth Hale

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Maurice Gee s fiction for younger readers blends exciting stories with serious issues. Told through a range of genres, from fantasy to realism, adventure to science fiction, mysteries, psychological thrillers and gangster stories, they offer a distinctive body of work that shows New Zealand to children and young adults. This book is the first of two that pays tribute to Maurice Gee s distinctive contribution to New Zealand literature. It argues that the depth and excitement of Gee s fiction for young readers makes for an impressive introduction to New Zealand culture, history and storytelling. Overview chapters explore the motivations, themes, contexts and reception of Gee s work, from the fantasy novels “Under the Mountain,” “The World Around the Corner” and the O and Salt trilogies, to the five realist and historical novels, including “The Fat Man,” “The Champion” and “The Fire-Raiser.” This volume will appeal to students, teachers, readers and writers of New Zealand literature, children s literature and fantasy literature. A second book, by Lawrence Jones, will discuss Gee s fiction for adult readers.”show more

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Weight 374 g

Edited by Elizabeth Hale


Otago University Press


Paperback / softback




152 x 230 x 14



Country of Pub

New Zealand

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