Guardian of the Dead

Awards:   Short-listed for New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Senior Fiction 2011 Short-listed for Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel (Young Adult) 2011 Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Senior Fiction 2011. Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Senior Fiction 2011. Shortlisted for Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel (Young Adult) 2011.
Author:   Karen Healey
Publisher:   Little, Brown & Company
ISBN:  

9780316044301


Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 April 2010
Replaced By:   9780316044387
Format:   Hardback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Awards

  • Short-listed for New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Senior Fiction 2011
  • Short-listed for Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel (Young Adult) 2011
  • Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Senior Fiction 2011.
  • Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Senior Fiction 2011.
  • Shortlisted for Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel (Young Adult) 2011.

Overview

This is an intriguing YA urban fantasy in the tradition of Holly Black and Wicked Lovely. Set in New Zealand, Ellie's main concerns at her boarding school are hanging out with her best friend Kevin, her crush on the mysterious Mark, and her paper deadline. That is, until a mysterious older woman seems to set her sights on Kevin, who is Maori, and has more than just romantic plans for him. In an effort to save him, Ellie is thrown into the world of Maori lore, and eventually finds herself in an all-out war with mist dwelling Maori fairy people called the patupaiarehe who need human lives to gain immortality. The strong, fresh voice of the narrator will pull readers in, along with all the deliciously scary details: the serial killer who removes victim's eyes; the mysterious crazy bum who forces a Bible on Ellie telling her she needs it; handsome, mysterious Mark who steals the Bible from her and then casts a forgetting charm on her. All of this culminates in a unique, incredible adventure steeped with mythology, Maori fairies, monsters, betrayal, and an epic battle.

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Author:   Karen Healey
Publisher:   Little, Brown & Company
Imprint:   Little, Brown Young Readers
Dimensions:   Width: 14.50cm , Height: 2.60cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.460kg
ISBN:  

9780316044301


ISBN 10:   031604430
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 April 2010
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children's (6-12)
Replaced By:   9780316044387
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Stock Indefinitely
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
Limited stock is available. It will be ordered for you and shipped pending supplier's limited stock.

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Karen Healey is a New Zealander living in Australia. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne. She's writing a dissertation on the fan culture of American superhero comics, but her real expertise lies in discerning which of the Birds of Prey is objectively the most awesome (it's a tie between Oracle and the Huntress).

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