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Patricia Grace

Patricia_Grace.jpgBorn in 1937, Patricia Grace is of Ngati Toa, Ngati Raukawa and Te Ati Awa descent, and is affiliated to Ngati Porou by marriage. Patricia’s first published writing was for adults but, since the 1980s she has written more and more for children. The Kuia and the Spider and Watercress Tuna and the Children of Champion Street, both illustrated by Robyn Kahukiwa, are New Zealand classics.

Selected bibliography:
  • The Kuia and the Spider illustrated by Robyn Kahukiwa (Longman Paul 1981).
  • Watercress Tuna and the Children of Champion Street illustrated by Robyn Kahukiwa (Longman Paul 1984).
  • The Trolley illustrated by Kerry Gemmill (Viking 1993).
  • Areta and the Taniwha illustrated by Kerry Gemmill (Penguin 1994).
  • Butterflies illustrated by Jack Williams (Te Whiri Kaupapa Ako 1994).
  • Maraea and the Albatrosses illustrated by Brian Gunson (Puffin 2008)
  • Haka illustrated by Andrew Burdan (Huia 2015)
  • New Zealand Government Publishing Awards 1982 Picture Book of the Year Award for The Kuia and the Spider.
  • AIM Children’s Book Awards 1994 Picture Book Shortlist for The Trolley
  • Storylines Notable Book Award 2016 (Picture Book) for Haka


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