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Raymond Huber

RaymondHuber-299Raymond comes from Christchurch and now lives in Dunedin. He has qualifications in science, education and children’s literature. He’s been a community worker, a gardener, a teacher, and is now a writer and editor.
Raymond's junior novels, Sting and Wings, and his picture book, Flight of the Honey Bee, are about bees. The novels are told from a bee’s viewpoint and The Sydney Morning Herald wrote that "Huber creates courageous characters with whom readers will empathise instantly". Flight of the Honey Bee was published in the US, UK, Australia, Denmark and NZ; Kirkus Reviews said, "This handsome, respectful volume deserves a place on the shelf … it succeeds in accurately dramatizing honey bee behavior."
Peace Warriors tells 20 true stories of people who chose non-violent resistance in times of conflict. David Hill described it as "compelling and engrossing". His latest picture book is Gecko, illustrated by Brian Lovelock, about the survival tricks of an amazing lizard. Raymond’s other works include textbooks, School Journal articles, readers for US schools, radio plays, short stories and poems.
His next book will be about trees.


Selected bibliography:
  • Sting (Walker Books 2009).
  • Wings (Walker Books 2011).
  • Flight of the Honey Bee (Walker Books 2013).
  • Peace Warriors (Mākaro Press 2015).
  • Gecko (Walker Books 2017).
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 2010 Junior Fiction Finalist for Sting.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2010 Junior Fiction List for Sting.
  • Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2010 Best Young Adult Novel Nominee for Sting
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards’ Picture Book Finalist for Flight Of the Honey Bee.
  • ​​​​​​​University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence 2018
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