Author(s): Tessa Duder
Jellybean tells the story of a lonely girl, Geraldine, nicknamed Jellybean, whose unconventional single mother is uncomfortably different from all her schoolmates' mothers - a professional musician who plays in the orchestra and a jazz band. So when a stranger comes into their life and Jellybean finds that he is someone from her mother's past, she begins to wonder if he is her mysteriously absent father.
This is a new edition of one of Tessa Duder's best loved children's novels, first published 1985.
Tessa Duder's literary career spans 28 years. Internationally acclaimed for her multi-award-winning Alex Quartet and Tiggie Tompson trilogy and two picture books, A Book of Pacific Lullabies and Carpet of Dreams, her awards include the Margaret Mahy Medal, the Meridian Energy Katherine Mansfield Fellowship, the coveted Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award, Artist to Antarctica in 2007 and an honorary PhD in 2008. Tessa is also a journalist, editor, non-fiction author and biographer, with Margaret Mahy: a writer's life.