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Esther Glen

Alice Esther Glen (1881–1940) was born in Christchurch, the second of 12 children. She was the children’s page editor at the Christchurch Sun from 1925–1935. Her first book, Six Little New Zealanders (1917), has become a New Zealand classic. In 1945 the Library Association of New Zealand (LIANZA) established the Esther Glen Award (now Medal) for most distinguished contribution to children’s literature in commemoration of her achievements.

Selected bibliography:
  • Six Little New Zealanders (Cassell 1917 & 1928)
  • Twinkles on the Mountain (L.M. Isitt Ltd 1920).
  • Uncles Three at Kamahi illustrated by Percy Graves (Whitcombe & Tombs 1926).
  • Robin of Maoriland (Whitcombe & Tombs 1929).
  • Six Little New Zealanders illustrated by Els Noordhof (Hodder 1983)
  • Uncles Three at Kamahi illustrated by Els Noordhof (Hodder & Stoughton 1985).

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