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Kingi McKinnon

Kingi_McKinnon.jpgKingi McKinnon (1943–2006) wrote fiction for children and young adults. Born and raised in Auckland, Kingi worked as a truck driver, railway worker, freezing worker and glazier, and spent some years in the New Zealand Army before becoming a freelance journalist and author.

Selected bibliography:
  • The Friday Frights illustrated by Phillip Paea (HarperCollins 1995).
  • Whitebait Fritters illustrated by Kelvin Hawley (Ashton Scholastic 1995).
  • When the Kehua Calls (Scholastic 2002).
  • Tales from the Swamp (Scholastic 2006).
Awards:
  • AIM Children’s Book Awards 1996 Junior Fiction Shortlist for Whitebait Fritters.
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 2003 Junior Fiction Shortlist for When the Kehua Calls.

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