Author(s): Kate De Goldi
A moving, charming novel from much-loved award-winning children's author Kate De Goldi, author of The 10pm Question.
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 her rest home, but Gran never remembers them. 'Who is that man?' Honora Lee asks when Perry's father leaves the room. 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.
Beautifully packaged and illustrated throughout with drawings by Greg O'Brien. Shortlisted for the NZ Post Children's Book Awards 2013 and the LIANZA Award 2013.
Kate De Goldi is one of this country's most loved authors. The author of the phenomenal The 10 PM Question, which has been published extensively overseas, she is a two-time winner of the New Zealand Post Children's Book of the Year Award. She has held several major fellowships and is a respected broadcaster, book festival chair and public speaker. She is also dedicated and committed to working with schoolchildren.