Kate De Goldi - Author

About the Author

Kate De Goldi lives in New Zealand. She has won a number of accolades for her fiction, including the Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award and the Esther Glen Medal. Her book Clubs, illustrated by Jacqui Colley, won Book of the Year in the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards in 2005. The 10pm Question was a number one bestseller in New Zealand, a White Ravens 2009 selection as an Outstanding New International Book for Children and Young Adults, and the winner of the 2009 New Zealand Post Book Awards. In 2001, Kate was made a New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate.

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Love, Charlie Mike

Love, Charlie Mike

Author: Kate De Goldi Format: eBook Release Date: 02/04/2018

A moving story of young - and old - love. 'He looks at me now, full face, and I can see how drawn, how much older that face is - dark pits under his eyes, lines of tiredness. He's not the warrior king I fell for eight months ago.' Christy is under siege. Her father is dangerously near losing it, her grandmother has lost it and Christy fears she has lost her boyfriend to a peacekeeping assignment in Bosnia. In an attempt to uncover an old family secret and settle all her relationships, she plans a train journey to the West Coast . . .

Closed Stranger

Closed Stranger

Author: Kate De Goldi Format: eBook Release Date: 02/04/2018

A prize-winning novel about friendship, family and an impossible love. 'What made March really significant, what seared it on both our brains, was that Westie met his birth mother, Vicky, for the first time, a secret assignation . . . and I met Meredith Robinson . . .' Max Jackson tells the story of his friendship with Westie, from its wild, head-smacking glory to its bitter misunderstandings. In just one tumultuous year, a volatile cocktail - two young men, two women, love and hate and the weight of the past - changes that friendship forever. Winner of the Young Adult Fiction Honour Book Prize at the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Author: Kate De Goldi Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2018

Winner of the NZ Post Children's Book Awards, this compelling novel explores truth and lies, guilt, grief and love. 'So where does the truth lie?' said Jeremiah. 'Huh, truth lies. Truth lies,' I said, giving up before I started, knowing I could never explain. Months after her life has been brought to a standstill, Catriona Stuart is embarking on a painful search for the truth. The truth about her boyfriend, Jeremiah, and his dangerous brother Simeon. The truth about her mother, about her past, and most of all about herself and her secret and why her world fell apart.

Barney Kettles bewegte Bilder

Barney Kettles bewegte Bilder

Author: Kate De Goldi Format: eBook Release Date: 24/03/2017

Der unnachahmliche Barney Kettle, Filmemacher, groer Bruder, Teilzeit-Diktator, wird ganz sicher eines Tages ein weltberuhmter Regisseur. Bisher ist sein Werk ist nur seinen Freunden und den Bewohnern der Strae bekannt, doch der Weltruhm ist nicht mehr fern. Gerade hat er noch das Krippenspiel (mit Maria und Joseph auf einem Tandem) abgedreht - und dann das: Barney hat eine Schaffenskrise! Nicht einmal seine Schwester Ren, uberaus klug und eine zwanghafte Listen-Macherin, kann ihm helfen. Bis den beiden klar wird, dass der neue Film genau vor ihrer Nase passiert. Dass ihre Strae die Geschichte ist.

The ACB with Honora Lee

The ACB with Honora Lee

Author: Kate De Goldi Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2015

A touching, playful story about family, forgetfulness and friendship. Every Saturday Perry and her father visit her gran, Honora Lee, at the Santa Lucia retirement home. Honora is sharp, outspoken and sull of surprises. Perry adores her, but Gran's memory is failing. As Perry compiles an ABC of life at Santat Lucia for a school project, it seems to her that Gran is losing words just as quickly as she is collecting them. Together the pair provide a unique lens on life, language and growing old. Beautifully illustrated throughout, THE ACB is an uplifting, moving and poetic story which celebrates being different and will delight readers of all ages.

Die Anarchie der Buchstaben

Die Anarchie der Buchstaben

Author: Kate De Goldi Format: eBook Release Date: 21/10/2014

Jeden Donnerstag besucht Perry ihre Oma im Heim Santa Lucia. Gran wei nicht immer, wer Perry eigentlich ist, und auerdem findet sie, Perry sei ein Jungenname. Aber Perry macht das nichts aus. Und dann hat sie diese gute Idee mit dem ABC! Ein Buch uber alle und alles in Santa Lucia, bei dem Gran und die anderen mitmachen sollen. Es geht zwar etwas durcheinander, und das Ganze wird eher ein ACB oder ein ABV. Aber ein bisschen Anarchie hat noch niemandem geschadet.

ACB With Honora Lee

ACB With Honora Lee

Author: Kate De Goldi Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2012

Moving, charming novel from much-loved, international-award-winning children's author Kate de Goldi, author of the 10pm question. Beautifully packaged and illustrated throughout with drawings by Greg O'Brien.Perry's mother and father are busy people . they're impatient, they're tired, they get cross easily. And they think that only children, like Perry, should be kept busy. On Saturday mornings Perry and her father visit her gran, Honora Lee, at the Santa Lucia rest home, but Gran never remembers them. 'Who is that man?' Honora Lee asks when Perry's father leaves the room. After movement class is abruptly cancelled, Perry is allowed to go to Santa Lucia on Thursday afternoons. She discovers her Gran has an unconventional interest in the alphabet, so Perry decides to make an alphabet book with the help of Honora and the others. Soon everyone is interested in Perry's book project.Kate De Goldi's The ACB with Honora Lee unfolds with characteristic warmth, quirky, surprising humour and a rich cast of 'residents'. The story is a meditation on kindness and patience and acceptance; that of the very young and the very old. It's a story that will resonate with echoes of recollection for many - from Perry's endearing perspective on the adult world to the embracing kindness of those who care for the elderly. A many-layered and playful novel with a crossover audience, it will delight both the young and the not so young.Shortlisted for the NZ Post Children's Book Awards 2013 and the LIANZA Award 2013.

abends um 10

abends um 10

Author: Kate De Goldi Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2011

In Frankies Parsons Leben ist alles verlasslich. Konstant. Vorhersehbar. Sogar die standige Erganzung seiner sowieso schon langen Liste von Sorgen. Tageslauf, Wochenplan, Jahresrhythmus - nichts andert sich. Das Morgenmiauen der Fettkontrolle. Der tagliche Zickzack-Weg zum Bus mit seinem besten Freund Gigs. Die schlechte Laune seiner groen Schwester. Sein Klassenlehrer Mr A und dessen liebste Waffe: das Worterbuch. Die Klangwand-Abende von Onkel George und Louie. Die ausgelassenen Besuche der Tanten. Der Kuchenduft bei der Heimkehr. Und die absolut zuverlassige Antworten seiner Mutter - immer abends um zehn. Doch dieses Jahr ist alles anders. Das liegt an Sydney. An ihren liebevollen, neugierigen, taktlosen Fragen. Und Frankie Parsons Welt gert aus den Fugen. Eine bitterse Familiengeschichte ber Angst und Mut und darber, was das Leben ausmacht.

10pm Question

10pm Question

Author: Kate De Goldi Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2010

Published around the world to great acclaim. A tender, beautifully told, award-winning novel by New Zealand's most loved writer for children.Frankie Parsons is twelve going on old man: an apparently sensible, talented boy with a drumbeat of worrying questions steadily gaining volume in his head. Are the smoke alarm batteries flat? Does the cat, and therefore the rest of the family, have worms? Is the kidney-shaped spot on his chest actually a galloping cancer?Most of the significant people in Frankie's world - his father, his brother and sister, his great-aunts, his best friend Gigs - seem gloriously untroubled by worry. Only Ma takes seriously his catalogue of persistent anxieties; only Ma listens patiently to his 10pm queries. But of course, it is Ma who is the cause of the most worrying question of all, the one that Frankie can never bring himself to ask. Then the new girl arrives at school and has questions of her own: relentless, unavoidable questions. So begins the unravelling of Frankie Parson's carefully controlled world. So begins the painful business of fronting up to the unpalatable: the ultimate 10pm question. The 10pm Question is an award-winning novel which defies all age categories. It does so with a sparkling wit and an operatic cast of characters so delightful and maddening they become dear to us.

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